frontpage - 12:18 pm on Jul 25, 2012 (gmt 0)
Google and privacy? Surely you jest.
The CEO has publicly stated that Google is anti-anonymity.
Google's CEO Eric Schmidt -- "Privacy is incredibly important," Schmidt stated. "Privacy is not the same thing as anonymity. It's very important that Google and everyone else respects people's privacy. People have a right to privacy; it's natural; it's normal. It's the right way to do things. But if you are trying to commit a terrible, evil crime, it's not obvious that you should be able to do so with complete anonymity. There are no systems in our society which allow you to do that. Judges insist on unmasking who the perpetrator was. So absolute anonymity could lead to some very difficult decisions for our governments and our society as a whole."
"The only way to manage this is true transparency and no anonymity. ... We need a [verified] name service for people. Governments will demand it."
What happens if you try and trick Google+?
Google+ VP Bradley Horowitz - “So we’re currently making a number of improvements to this process – specifically regarding how we notify these users that they’re not in compliance with Google+ policies and how we communication he remedies available to them.”