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What's behind the NY bills to ban anonymous online comments

What's behind the NY bills to ban anonymous online comments | Nymwars | Scoop.it
commentary Let's take a closer look at proposed legislation in New York that would eradicate anonymous online speech. Whose interests are being served? Read this blog post by Violet Blue on Internet & Media.
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The Public Square

The Public Square | Nymwars | Scoop.it
ROBERT F PECKHAM FEDERAL COURTHOUSE, SAN JOSE, 2 May – Today Google Inc. made permanent their ban of Vaneeesa Blaylock from their unpopular social network site Google+, declaring Blaylock an ...
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What online social networks may know about non-members

What online social networks may know about non-members | Nymwars | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) -- What can social networks on the internet know about persons who are friends of members, but have no user profile of their own?
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Thanks Google Plus

As of today I will not be able to post to this blog thanks to the fact my gmail address, associated with both this account and other google websites, is linked to a suspended G+ account - suspended mind you due to Google's crap attitude to pseudonyms...

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Kaliya Hamlin tackles our online identities - San Jose Mercury News

The Bay Area woman was named one of 192 Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum, which is best known for organizing the annual Davos forum.
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How Google+ and Twitter Whack Facebook in the Nym Wars (Or The Case for Established Pseudonyms) | Social Media Today

How Google+ and Twitter Whack Facebook in the Nym Wars (Or The Case for Established Pseudonyms) | Social Media Today | Nymwars | Scoop.it
Finally! In a stunning reversal, Google listens to the internet crowd and allows the use of established pseudonym in its Google plus real-name policy. By doing so, Google follows the footstep of Twitter – who is a long time supporter of pseudonym.
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Six months and Google finally acknowledges I'm me: the troubles with "real" identities - Satisfy Me - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

Six months and Google finally acknowledges I'm me: the troubles with "real" identities - Satisfy Me - Site Home - MSDN Blogs | Nymwars | Scoop.it

(Written late last night, this addresses the long saga I've had with Google in confirming my name on their services.)

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Social networking sites fuelling stalking, report warns - The Guardian

Social networking sites fuelling stalking, report warns - The Guardian | Nymwars | Scoop.it

New forms of digital technology and social networking sites such as Facebook are increasingly putting people at risk of stalking, according to a report published on...

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Jon Pincus - Google+ - Next steps in the #nymwars : suggestions for Google? …

Jon Pincus - Google+ - Next steps in the #nymwars : suggestions for Google? … | Nymwars | Scoop.it
Next steps in the #nymwars : suggestions for Google?
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Chinese Netizens Boycott Real-Name Registration

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New World Notes: Google Now Allows Fully Pseudonymous Google+ Profiles -- But Only Those Known by a "Meaningful Number" of People

New World Notes: Google Now Allows Fully Pseudonymous Google+ Profiles -- But Only Those Known by a "Meaningful Number" of People | Nymwars | Scoop.it
Google is now allowing a limited number of users on its social network Google+ to have fully pseudonymous accounts, a Google representative just confirmed with me.
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Google+ pseudonym policy lets Google reject names that aren't "established"

Google+ pseudonym policy lets Google reject names that aren't "established" | Nymwars | Scoop.it
Google+ will start allowing pseudonyms this week, but getting a pseudonym may require proof of identity, and Google can reject pseudonyms that aren't already well-known.
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Handle This: Google+ Finally Allows Pseudonyms

Handle This: Google+ Finally Allows Pseudonyms | Nymwars | Scoop.it
The Google+ Common Name policy will never be the same. Google now allows both nicknames and full-fledged pseudonyms on Google+.
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Google is making a huge and annoying mistake. - WWdN: In Exile

Google is making a huge and annoying mistake. - WWdN: In Exile | Nymwars | Scoop.it
I like Google Plus. Some of the smartest people I've ever read are on Google Plus, and the Hangout is amazing.

But Google is doing everything it can to force Google Plus on everyone, and it's pissing me off.
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Microblogs Survive Real-Name RulesSo Far

The deadline for real-name registration on Chinas Twitter-like microblogging sites has come and gone and, to the relief of some, has been uneventful. Users who havent verified their identities can still post messages on their microblogs printable 4th grade assessment

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Why Anonymity Matters

Why Anonymity Matters | Nymwars | Scoop.it
Gawker Media is flying in the face of conventional media wisdom. While other outlets are doing away with anonymity, we've built anonymous accounts into our new comment system.
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Online identity: is authenticity or anonymity more important?

Online identity: is authenticity or anonymity more important? | Nymwars | Scoop.it
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Facebook Asking Some Users To Upload Government Issued IDs

Facebook Asking Some Users To Upload Government Issued IDs | Nymwars | Scoop.it
Facebook on Thursday began asking certain popular users to upload photos of their government issued identification cards to help the social network test a new accounts verification service, the social network confirmed to TPM.
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The Internet Identity Crisis | Adweek

The Internet Identity Crisis | Adweek | Nymwars | Scoop.it
In 1971, journalist Don Hoefler coined the name Silicon Valley. And just like every other 40-year-old Gen Xer, Silicon Valley is now having an identity crisis—about identity no less. The question: How should people name themselves online?
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Book Review: Consent of the Networked

Book Review: Consent of the Networked | Nymwars | Scoop.it

This brings MacKinnon to her book's central concern: the idea that, more and more, we live under a new breed of digital sovereigns — the Mark Zuckerbergs, Jeff Bezoses and Larry Pages — and thus is time to start to argue for our rights as citizens of cyberspace, not users or consumers or eyeballs being delivered to advertisers. Thus, for example, the recent pushback on Google after it insisted that users of Google Plus use their real names, which some called the "Nym wars," was, for MacKinnon, a hopeful example of netizens engaging with a kind of "collective bargaining," she noted during her talk at MIT. "We're at the Magna Carta moment" for this movement, she noted, insisting that revolution and constitution-drafting remained far off.

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Does Facebook monitor users for fake names?

Several major websites spent the past year slowly chiseling away at online anonymity. Two of the biggest forces, Facebook and Google, even got into open spats, demanding that members use their real names online – and booting many who refused.
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Google’s Pseudonym Problem: New Implementation Revealed | ZDNet

Google’s Pseudonym Problem: New Implementation Revealed | ZDNet | Nymwars | Scoop.it
Details about the new Google Plus pseudonym policy implementation reveal new problems.
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Google+ and Pseudonyms: A Step in the Right Direction, Not the End of the Road | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Google+ and Pseudonyms: A Step in the Right Direction, Not the End of the Road | Electronic Frontier Foundation | Nymwars | Scoop.it
#nymwars RT @EFF: Google+ changes tune on pseudonyms: step in the right direction, but still more to do: http://t.co/tSWA2sgi #nymwars...
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Your Google Pseudonym Must Be Approved in Google Court

Your Google Pseudonym Must Be Approved in Google Court | Nymwars | Scoop.it
The anxious cyborgs who rule Google have decreed, after much controversy and deliberation, that they will alllow people to register accounts that do not match their official hu-man names.
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Pseudonyms on Google Plus? Wrong. | ZDNet

Pseudonyms on Google Plus? Wrong. | ZDNet | Nymwars | Scoop.it
Google Plus made a small change to its “real name” policy but it still doesn’t support pseudonyms.
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