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Google Continues Suspending Pseudonymous Profiles, But Promises Profiles for Non-Real "Entities" Soon

Google continues to suspend pseudonymous Profile accounts that are not real names, judging from today's suspension of "Botgirl Questi", the avatar name of a well-known SL blogger.
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Transcript of my Appeal on the Google+ Suspension

"Botgirl Questi is the name I'm best known by and most commonly use in daily life. Out of the many hundreds of people I consider to be friends, 95% of them know me by that name. As far as I can tell, this is in accordance with your policy. If not, please provide details and be clear about what needs to change."
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Kee Hinckley - Google+

Kee Hinckley - Google+ | Nymwars | Scoop.it
"Protections for anonymous speech are vital to democratic discourse. Allowing dissenters to shield their identities frees them to express critical, minority views . . . Anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the majority. . . . It thus exemplifies the purpose behind the Bill of Rights, and of the First Amendment in particular: to protect unpopular individuals from retaliation . . . at the hand of an intolerant society.
———— 1995 Supreme Court ruling in McIntyre v. Ohio Elections Commission".
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Google+ and pseudonymity: An open letter to Google

Google+ and pseudonymity: An open letter to Google | Nymwars | Scoop.it
GrrlScientist: Thousands of people around the world have had their access to their Google-based services revoked or at least partially locked down.
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Schmidt Says Google’s Social Networking Problem Is His Fault (Video)

Schmidt Says Google’s Social Networking Problem Is His Fault (Video) | Nymwars | Scoop.it
Google tried very hard to partner with Facebook, but in the end the social networking phenomenon opted for an alliance with Microsoft. Is Facebook's success a threat to Google's business?
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G+ – and minus

Despite officially being on vacation, I've been trying out some of the tech's on my "to-explore-list", most notably Google's G+ service. I signed in to G+ on July 13th, but two weeks later, I decid...
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Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names

Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names | Nymwars | Scoop.it
"John Graham-Cumming wrote an article today complaining about how a computer system he was working with described his last name as having invalid characters. It of course does not, because anything someone tells you is their name is — by definition — an appropriate identifier for them. John was understandably vexed about this situation, and he has every right to be, because names are central to our identities, virtually by definition."
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Google's gormless 'no pseudonym' policy

Google's gormless 'no pseudonym' policy | Nymwars | Scoop.it
GrrlScientist: Google does not tolerate pseudonym use -- a policy that will have negative and far-reaching effects for online social media...
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Privacy and Security Fanatic: Wham Bam Google Ban: No Pseudonyms on Google Plus Profiles

Privacy and Security Fanatic: Wham Bam Google Ban: No Pseudonyms on Google Plus Profiles | Nymwars | Scoop.it
With an industrial-sized ban hammer, Google is suspending and banning people for using pseudonyms in Google + profiles. In some cases, users are locked out of all Google services. Is it time to liberate your data?
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Point/Counterpoint: Internet IDs Are a Terrible Idea | Popular Science

Point/Counterpoint: Internet IDs Are a Terrible Idea | Popular Science | Nymwars | Scoop.it
Internet IDs will be ineffective, risky, and won't address the root of our real problems with online security...
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Tateru Nino - An open letter to Bradley Horowitz

Tateru Nino - An open letter to Bradley Horowitz | Nymwars | Scoop.it
" . . . Well, sir, respectfully… I do not feel safe. I no longer do. You have extended certain measures of privacy to me, and the not inconsiderable feeling of safety that it brings, and told me that I must give it back.
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En Tequila Es Verdad: An Open Letter to Those Who Think Real Names Solve the Civility Problem

En Tequila Es Verdad: An Open Letter to Those Who Think Real Names Solve the Civility Problem | Nymwars | Scoop.it
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Google+ real name policy debate - Geek Feminism Wiki

Google+ real name policy debate - Geek Feminism Wiki | Nymwars | Scoop.it
In July 2011, Google+ started suspending user accounts for using pseudonyms or other names which vio...
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Andromeda Media Group: Don’t Be Stupid.

Andromeda Media Group: Don’t Be Stupid. | Nymwars | Scoop.it
I believe Google should be amending their slogan from "Don't be evil" to "Don't be stupid".
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Liminal states :: Why it Matters: Google+ and Diversity

Liminal states :: Why it Matters: Google+ and Diversity | Nymwars | Scoop.it
embracing apparent contradictions, diversity and change...
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The Microsoft Update: Why I was banned on Google+ (and how I redeemed myself)

The Microsoft Update: Why I was banned on Google+ (and how I redeemed myself) | Nymwars | Scoop.it
A tale of Google's creepy privacy behavior and how the search giant may be blowing it on its best social networking success to date.
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Google+ Infinity

A 100 Word Story.Created with an iPhone and iPad using VoiceReader, Morfo, 8mm and iMovie,...
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Google+ and the loss of online anonymity

Google+ and the loss of online anonymity | Nymwars | Scoop.it
As it rolls out its Google+ social network, Google has been cracking down on its requirement that users have "real" names, just as Facebook has -- but are we losing something valuable as a society as a result of this stamping out of online anonymity?
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Google Bans Developer for Using Pseudonym and Developer Stops Work on Chrome Extension - LAUNCH -

Google Bans Developer for Using Pseudonym and Developer Stops Work on Chrome Extension - LAUNCH - | Nymwars | Scoop.it
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Sunday AI: Does Google+ hate women? - Skepchick

Sunday AI: Does Google+ hate women? - Skepchick | Nymwars | Scoop.it
"Yes, that title is way over the top to get your attention. BUT.
I do want to talk about what the “no pseudonyms” policy adopted at G+ means for women, LGBT folk, and civil servants."
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My personal journey : A little more on identity profiles and plusgate « Life at the Feeding Edge

My personal journey : A little more on identity profiles and plusgate « Life at the Feeding Edge | Nymwars | Scoop.it
"This is a watershed moment in online and offline identity and expression that Google has brought to the fore for a lot of people. It’s apparent heavy handed policy on who you express yourself else on their profile pages for Google+ highlights many of the things I have been looking at, talkgin about and experiencing for atleast the past 10 years online."
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