Google Plus Finally Gives Up on Its Ineffective, Dangerous Real-Name Policy

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Source: Rebecca MacKinnon and Hae-In Lim
Affiliation: Slate

This article celebrates Google Plus's riddance of a policy that required users to use their real names with their Google Plus accounts. The article highlights the downsides of this policy, including the endangerment of people who live in countries where they could be arrested for their online behavior, and the endangerment of women who live in places where kidnappings are common.

Keywords: Anonymity , Computer Science , Tech Industry