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Google exec: users will not be forced to use real names

03/05, 12:33pm

Vint Cerf defends anonymity in certain situations

Despite Google's recent push for users to register accounts under their actual names, executive Vint Cerf has acknowledged the necessity of pseudonyms in certain cases. In an interview with Reuters, the search giant's "chief Internet evangelist" noted that the company internally debated the issue, amid growing criticism, and eventually came to the conclusion that "choice is important."

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