HuskyPup - 12:56 am on Jan 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
Your username is HuskyPup and you're in a 170-year-old industry? Aha! Fur trading! Now, supply your DOB and I'll really have your number. Just give me 10 minutes, a broadband connection, and a dog sled.
LOL...Excellent try however I'm in the UK and ended up with a HuskyPup after my naive daughter and boyfriend decided they "needed" one after watching Snow Dogs or Nine Below Zero or something:-)
Those of us who run businesses require real names (unless cash only) for transactions, or the law requires that (certain kinds of transactions). Wouldn't be a bit surprised should G eventually (or governments, too) will require real names to access their net-based properties...including search.
Hmmm...an interesting statement HOWEVER absolutely no where does it say that I HAVE to give Google this info. They ain't having it, I know who to trust in my industry and who not to, Google is NEVER going to be the arbiter of that.
It seems to me that the western world is becoming obsessed by Google's very questionable abilities, when in fact they're pretty crap at the moment for many things, therefore I just do not comprehend why so many are GoogleFanBoys.
Sure they give the persona of being nice and friendly however once many things are "given over" to them, usually as a cost-saving excuse, many company employees ought to start feeling their bumps and ask, "If this were my own stuff would I trust them with it?"
I do not any more.
I was a Google beta tester in the 90s, this is not what I envisaged as its outcome...honestly I'm not happy BUT I can easily live without it however I genuinely feel sorry for those who have been GMugged.