Jul 282015
 July 28, 2015  Business, Featured News, Non-U.S., Online

Woohoo!  Julia Fioretti reports:

Facebook may not prevent its users from using fake names, a German privacy watchdog said on Tuesday, in the latest privacy setback for the U.S. company in Europe.

The Hamburg data protection authority, which is responsible for policing Facebook in Germany, said the social network firm could not unilaterally change users’ chosen usernames to their real names, nor could it ask them for official ID.

Read more on Reuters.

  3 Responses to “German regulator orders Facebook to allow pseudonyms”

  1. All postings on ALL sites should require REAL NAMES.
    This would stop a lot of the divisiveness and negativity
    on the web that is driving us apart. If you don’t have the
    strength of your convictions you should keep them to

    • You do realize that you’re posting your comment on a blog that not only supports anonymous speech, but is owned and maintained by a blogger using a pseudonym, right?

      IOW, I couldn’t disagree with you more. 🙂

    • “All postings on ALL sites should require REAL NAMES.”

      Well. I agree. Perhaps Charles O. Slavens would like to go to Thailand where he can tell us what he thinks of the monarchy there? Write us when/if you get out Charles.

      Hugs and kisses

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