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Julia Fioretti / Reuters:
German regulator orders Facebook to allow pseudonyms   —  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 …
Jul 28, 2015, 12:05 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook Builds A Rough Road Back For Those Booted By Its “Real Name” Policy   —  Process hell and faceless bureaucracy may await those locked out of their accounts — even when they use their legal names.  —  Eveshka Ghost  —  Eveshka Ghost  —  Until recently, Daniel Wilson …
Jul 19, 2015, 9:50 PMIn context
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Facebook confirms people can use chosen names, clarifies rules regarding hate speech, nudity, and more   —  Facebook clarifies community standards, confirms people can use chosen names  —  Social network says some nudity is acceptable too  —  Facebook clarified its real name policy on Sunday night …
Mar 16, 2015, 12:35 PMIn context
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
With a Few Bits of Data, Researchers Identify ‘Anonymous’ People   —  Even when real names and other personal information are stripped from big data sets, it is often possible to use just a few pieces of the information to identify a specific person, according to a study to be published Friday in the journal Science.
Feb 1, 2015, 7:55 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Intel Turns Off Russian Forums, Blogs & Comments In Response To Russian Blogging Law   —  Back in April of last year, we were among the first to report on a very dangerous new law in Russia targeting bloggers, requiring any blogger or social media user with more than 3,000 “visitors” a day to register their real name with the government.
Jan 5, 2015, 10:20 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Rooms app gets ‘Explore’ button, making it easier to discover communities   —  Facebook's Interest-Based Social App Rooms Is Now Easier To Use  —  Facebook's “Rooms” application, like many of the experiments put out by Facebook's Creative Labs - which is also responsible …
Dec 17, 2014, 5:35 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Launches Pseudonymous App “Rooms” That Lets You Create Forums About Any Topic   —  It's not quite anonymous, but forums standalone app Rooms is Facebook's first product that allows you to ditch your real name.  Rooms lets you set up a mobile-only in-app discussion space about any topic …
Oct 23, 2014, 1:11 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Facebook working on stand-alone mobile app that will allow anonymous discussion; release expected in coming weeks   —  Facebook Developing App That Allows Anonymity  —  Facebook has long attempted to be the place where, above all else, you try to be yourself.
Oct 7, 2014, 1:05 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook to refine process of authenticating names; CPO apologizes to LGBT community   —  Facebook clarifies real name policy amid LGBT protests  —  Drag queens will be able to post under their stage names, the company says  —  Facebook said today it would build new authentication tools …
Oct 1, 2014, 3:10 PMIn context
Gail Sullivan / Washington Post:
Social network Ello, which unlike Facebook does not enforce real names, sees rapid growth amid interest from LGBT community   —  Social network Ello gets boost after Facebook boots drag queens  —  “You are not a product,” its manifesto declares.  It decries social networks that track and record …
Sep 25, 2014, 3:05 PMIn context

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