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Youtube now asking people to sign in with their full first and last name!!??? WTF

 
Anonymous Coward
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11/05/2012 05:29 PM
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Re: Youtube now asking people to sign in with their full first and last name!!??? WTF
I logged onto my Youtube account this morning and got this notice:

Get a better name on YouTube
Replace your hard-to-read username, and start using the name people know you by.
You can still use your username to sign in, and links to your channel will not change.

Your full name


Then had a box for both first and last name. I had to jump through hoops and decline...I couldn't paste all of the stuff that it showed.

Thanks for your feedback. Learn more about using your full name on YouTube and update at any time.

What's interesting is that my username is actually nothing weird at all, it's a first name with initials...SO....anyone else get this notice recently?
 Quoting: Laura Bow


youtube is owned by google, they want everyone in a data base to create a profile of you.
 Quoting: TheTruthNeverLies


Yes, you have to have a Google account in order to sign in now...but thought it's interesting that they're kicking it up a notch.
 Quoting: Laura Bow



you can use names like Frank Drebin or similar ;)
Laura Bow (OP)

User ID: 1158661
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11/06/2012 07:30 AM
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Re: Youtube now asking people to sign in with their full first and last name!!??? WTF
I logged onto my Youtube account this morning and got this notice:

Get a better name on YouTube
Replace your hard-to-read username, and start using the name people know you by.
You can still use your username to sign in, and links to your channel will not change.

Your full name


Then had a box for both first and last name. I had to jump through hoops and decline...I couldn't paste all of the stuff that it showed.

Thanks for your feedback. Learn more about using your full name on YouTube and update at any time.

What's interesting is that my username is actually nothing weird at all, it's a first name with initials...SO....anyone else get this notice recently?
 Quoting: Laura Bow


youtube is owned by google, they want everyone in a data base to create a profile of you.
 Quoting: TheTruthNeverLies


Yes, you have to have a Google account in order to sign in now...but thought it's interesting that they're kicking it up a notch.
 Quoting: Laura Bow



you can use names like Frank Drebin or similar ;)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27067769


As of now I'm not going to fill it in, though I guess that means they'll scrutinize me more lol
Anonymous Coward
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11/06/2012 07:45 AM
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Re: Youtube now asking people to sign in with their full first and last name!!??? WTF
I got this last week but it only took about 3 clicks to decline and keep my existing username.

You're already on all the databases that matter to TPTB anyway.
Laura Bow (OP)

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11/06/2012 09:24 AM
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Re: Youtube now asking people to sign in with their full first and last name!!??? WTF
I got this last week but it only took about 3 clicks to decline and keep my existing username.

You're already on all the databases that matter to TPTB anyway.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1493612


I'm sure you're right. Google is waaay too big though.
ExoPoliChick

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11/06/2012 09:26 AM

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Got this yesterday.

Youtube + Google = Big Brother.

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Laura Bow (OP)

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11/06/2012 10:09 AM
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Got this yesterday.

Youtube + Google = Big Brother.

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 Quoting: ExoPoliChick


You're right about that, but Google = Youtube...they bought it out a few years ago.
ExoPoliChick

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11/06/2012 10:46 AM

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Got this yesterday.

Youtube + Google = Big Brother.

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 Quoting: ExoPoliChick


You're right about that, but Google = Youtube...they bought it out a few years ago.
 Quoting: Laura Bow


Yep. And all things android are Google too.

Goooooooogle.....as in googly eyes....eyes.......watching.....tracking.

Last Edited by *Ozone Baby* on 11/06/2012 10:46 AM
Traveler of both time and space ~~~~


Nobody told me there'd be days like these....Strange days indeed!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"It is our innate solidarity - not some despotism of the sky - that is our source of morality and sense of decency."
~ Hitchens

"The essence of the independent mind is not in what it thinks, but how it thinks."
~ Hitchens

"A mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam."
~ Sagan

I LOVE science and I LOVE space but I am hugely skeptical and don't trust a word NASA says.
Laura Bow (OP)

User ID: 1158661
United States
11/06/2012 02:16 PM
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Re: Youtube now asking people to sign in with their full first and last name!!??? WTF
Got this yesterday.

Youtube + Google = Big Brother.

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 Quoting: ExoPoliChick


You're right about that, but Google = Youtube...they bought it out a few years ago.
 Quoting: Laura Bow


Yep. And all things android are Google too.

Goooooooogle.....as in googly eyes....eyes.......watching.....tracking.
 Quoting: ExoPoliChick


True...Android and those Nexus tablets too with the cameras built in...

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