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Honesty or Too Much Info? (not a "TMI" question, a net privacy one)

Battlenet recently announced they are changing their interfaces. Everyone who has a game account or posts on their forums will now show their full legal name attached to everything they do. This means if your kids play StarCraft of WoW, their full legal name will be displayed while they look for someone to play against or if they answer on a forum. Is this right? Is it too much info? Or should more websites do the same to stop trolling and flaming (assuming there's no voting up or down involved *sigh*). Would you let your child use a service that employed RealID policies?


Asked by NotPanicking at 4:41 PM on Jul. 6, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (9)
  • I don't like it. It just opens another "crack" to let identity thieves or predators get access to you. Feels a little like "Big Brother".

    Answer by jesse123456 at 6:30 PM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • Nope. My kids would not be using that, and I wouldn't either.

    Answer by May-20 at 5:42 PM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 4:41 PM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • nope, i'm sure if there is someone out there that wants to prey on children they can still find a way to hide their identidy

    Answer by shay1130 at 4:45 PM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • Not a problem here. I'm just glad my kids are grown. lol

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 4:51 PM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • no, I don't want my kids giving out any information that I don't have oversight on.

    Answer by highestshelf at 4:55 PM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • The other thing I can't find a straight answer on yet, is where exactly they get the "real name". So either your child provides their name, or you child uses YOUR name (the name on the credit card that pays for the service).

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 4:56 PM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • I don't like it.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 5:50 PM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • no. my son is not allowed to get out private infor over the computer.

    Answer by ymadaris2 at 12:53 AM on Jul. 7, 2010