Google Plus Has A Problem. Fear Not: I Have A Solution. Google+ and pseudonymity: An open letter to @Google. As you may know, along with thousands of people around the world, my access to all of my Google services was suddenly revoked, without warning and without reason.
My original appeal to reinstate my account was rejected. I have written a letter to Google appealing this second rejection. Why Google cares if you use your real name. Google+ Identity Crisis: What’s at Stake With Real Names and Privacy. After a steady stream of angry blog posts and heated debate among its own users over the value of pseudonymity on the web, Google announced Monday that it was revising its “real name” policy, at least for display, on Google+.
In a post on Google+, Google VP Bradley Horowitz promised greater transparency, particularly in suspension of user profiles. The new algorithm — human as well as computational — offers users a chance to correct their profiles before suspension. In the past week, most banned profiles simply disappeared without warning. Google+ and the loss of online anonymity.