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5-28-2010 @ 6:43PM
I agree to an extent, where using the real name is a bad idea. It's fine for seeing your actual friends by name, but the fact that you will show up on their list by name, which their friends (but not your friends) can see, is just asking for trouble.Example, a hacker gains control of your account. They go through your Real ID friends, their Real ID friends, and now has a list of actual names they can use. Plug those into Facebook, or even Google, and you'll have a physical address and a bunch of other information that can be used to compromise more accounts or steal actual identities.It's a disaster waiting to happen, and we won't get better privacy controls UNTIL that happens.Oh, and if anyone thinks I'm just fear mongering? Do a Google search for your real name, and your friend's names.
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