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Goodbye pseudonyms! Android app store reviews will now show your Google+ name and picture

Android app store reviews will now show your Google+ name and picture

No more pseudonymous reviews on Google Play - from now on, any feedback you leave on Android apps will be accompanied by your name and photograph.

Facial recognition comes to Google+, but unlike Facebook it's opt-in

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Google is rolling out a new feature for Google Plus users that uses facial recognition to help tag photos. Will Google's opt-in policy ease privacy concerns?

Bogus Bank of America Google Plus page attacks their reputation

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Hacker pranksters have created a bogus Bank of America profile on the Google Plus service. Is this harmless hijinx, or an indication of future Google Plus abuse?

Google Plus opens to everyone - but do you still want to join?

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Google, which has, rather peculiarly, always had 28 words on its home page, just added another word: YOU. This one doesn't count though: it's in the menu bar, and it's there because all of us are now allowed to join Google Plus.

The question is: should we?

Facebook revamps privacy settings - but misses opportunity to do so much more

Facebook revamps privacy settings

Facebook has announced that it is rolling out what appears to be a major change to its privacy settings.

But at the same time, it has missed a massive opportunity to lead the way on privacy.

Why you shouldn't trust Google+ Verified Accounts

Why you shouldn't trust Google+ Verified Accounts

Google may have started to roll out verification badges for celebrities and public figures who have Google+ accounts. But, unfortunately, it's not going to close the door to fraud on the fledgling social network.

Google+ misses an opportunity - Privacy is an important part of openness

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Google has created a furor online over the use of pseudonyms on their new social networking service, Google+. Is privacy a key component in providing safe and secure public spaces?

Google+ suspends Anonymous account, hacktivists announce AnonPlus in response

Google+ suspends Anonymous account, hactivist group announces Anon Plus in response

Will Anonymous create its own social network to give a platform for the oppressed to communicate with the rest of the world?

Google+ invite scam spreads on Facebook via rogue application

Google+ invite scam spreads on Facebook

Want a Google+ invite?

Be careful not to fall for a scam spreading quickly on rival social network Facebook.

Google+ runs out of disk space, spams users with notifications

Google+ runs out of disk space, spams users with notifications

Google apologises after Google+ users are bombarded with multiple notification messages, due to a bug in the social networking's code after the site - astonishingly - ran out of disk space.

The first big Google+ spam campaign blasted out by pill-pushers

The first big Google+ spam campaign sent out by pill-pushers

It may be the first major cybercriminal campaign exploiting the Google+ brand - spammers send out bogus Google+ invitations that in reality point to online pharmacies.

Google launches Google+ Facebook competitor, publishes new privacy policies

Google launches Facebook competitor, publishes new privacy policies

The mystery of the black menu bar at the top of your Google searches this morning is solved.

Apparently, it's part of gearing up for Google's latest assault on the social networking scene.