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German Court Rules Facebook May Block Pseudonyms

Facebook may prevent its users from using fake names, a German court said on Thursday, overturning a previous order from the Hamburg data protection authority. The ruling is a coup for the social network firm which has long argued its real-name policy ensures people know who they are sharing and connecting with and protects them from the abuse of the wide-open Internet. The Hamburg data protection authority, which is responsible for policing Facebook in Germany, said last July that...

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