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Google Responds to Google+ Account Suspensions

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This weekend Google removed many Google+ accounts in an attempt to crack down on fake user names and people abusing the system. In the process, they ended up shutting off some "real" accounts and causing complaints; but Google quickly restored the accounts.

Google VP of Product [URL="https://plus.google.com/113116318008017777871/posts/VJoZMS8zVqU"]Bradley Horowitz wrote a more detailed post[/URL] in an attempt to clear the air and set the record straight.

[URL="http://mashable.com/2011/07/26/google-plus-common-names/"]Mashable[/URL] wrote that Google acknowledged they made a mistake and that they were making some changes to the policy:

- Google will give users more warning and the chance to comply with the common name policy.
- The company is improving the signup process.
- Finally, the search giant is exploring better ways to support nicknames, maiden names and pseudonyms.

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