Realnames

02.04.15
China will require your real name for internet account sign-ups
02.04.15

China will require your real name for internet account sign-ups

The Chinese government has long been pushing people to use their real names online. However, it's...

By J. Fingas,   02.04.15
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05.21.14
Xbox One's June update adds your friends' real names and external drive support
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05.21.14

Xbox One's June update adds your friends' real names and external drive support

Here are some hard facts: regardless of how proud you are of that Xbox Live handle combining your...

By T. Seppala,   05.21.14
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11.11.13
Three things you should know about the PlayStation 4 OS
11.11.13

Three things you should know about the PlayStation 4 OS

Sony laid its social networking ambitions out on the table when it announced the use of real names...

By J. Volpe,   11.11.13
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10.23.13
You can use your real name on PlayStation 4 at launch, but aliases are OK too
10.23.13

You can use your real name on PlayStation 4 at launch, but aliases are OK too

Earlier this year at the PlayStation 4's coming out event, Mark Cerny, the system's lead architec...

By J. Volpe,   10.23.13
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02.15.13
Facebook bests German watchdog in court tiff over real names
02.15.13

Facebook bests German watchdog in court tiff over real names

After a German privacy watchdog ordered Facebook to allow the use of fake usernames "immediately,"...

By S. Dent,   02.15.13
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12.18.12
German state of Schleswig-Holstein orders Facebook to allow pseudonyms
12.18.12

German state of Schleswig-Holstein orders Facebook to allow pseudonyms

While some countries are insisting that web users hand over their real names, a German state has o...

By S. Dent,   12.18.12
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01.18.12
China wants microbloggers to register with the government, hand over real identity
01.18.12

China wants microbloggers to register with the government, hand over real identity

Thought that Facebook's and Google+'s requirements that you use your real name were draconian? Just...

By T. O'Brien,   01.18.12
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11.30.10
Game Center terms of service updated, real names shared on invitation
11.30.10

Game Center terms of service updated, real names shared on invitation

Apple has quietly tweaked the Game Center terms of service to add in the rule that whenever you fir...

By M. Schramm,   11.30.10
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