rlange - 5:00 pm on Sep 4, 2011 (gmt 0)
It might help to separate the two issues.
Anonymity vs real names on the web in general is one thing,
trusting Google with real names or any too much other real world info is another.
[...] they want to remove anonymity on 1 specific website [...]
These are good points and are responses to comments that make my observation of excessive paranoia all the more valid.
Google is not the Internet. That your real name is a requirement for use of one of their services is entirely within their rights and is far from an indication that the government is on the verge of requiring that you be personally identifiable across the Internet.