Real-Name Policy Under Fire Privacy Champions Hand Facebook an Ultimatum

A German state privacy protection authority issued an ultimatum to Facebook this week: The company can either stop forcing members to use their real names, or face fines. The social networking site says it will fight the demands by Schleswig-Holstein, calling the measures a "waste of German taxypayer money."
Anonymous use of Facebook should be allowed, German privacy advocates argue.

Anonymous use of Facebook should be allowed, German privacy advocates argue.

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-- kla, with wire reports