Great news! I'm proud to announce Google+ Profiles is launching a new privacy enhancement in response to user feedback. Starting later this week, you will be able to set the privacy setting of your gender on your Google+ Profile just as you control other information about yourself. :-)
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- Jul 16, 2011
- DELETE profiles using an alias. WTH - why arestill on G+?Jul 16, 2011
- this also shouldn't be like facebook, where anyone can just pick a name out of a hat, use a brand new email address, and just invent people.Jul 16, 2011
- According to Google's help articles on public profiles (http://www.google.com/support/profiles/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1192471), "your full name and gender are the only required information that will be displayed on your profile", which appears to conflict with this post claiming that gender can be hidden from public.
Am I misinterpreting something? Is the help article out of date? I hope the latter, because this statement bothers me: "we have decided to require all profiles to be public". The way I see it, I should be able to control ANY and ALL information I give to Google+. This includes name, profile pic, gender, etc. If I don't want someone to search and find me, why is that an issue for Google? My information still exists. If my profile is private, I can still add people to circles who then can see my profile. Can we search by email address? This would allow me to find the profile of someone I know, even if that profile is private.
I hope Google considers this because while I think Google+ is a fundamentally sound idea, I don't think it afford privacy issues when trying to take on facebook.Jul 16, 2011
- Yes, it is out of date. You can hide your gender since 4 days, though not your name. That's what the above post is all about.Jul 17, 2011
- I think this is a great option to have. I would also like to have the option to keep certain circles(not all) from viewing who is in my circles and who has me in their circle. Right now it's a all or nothing situation.Jul 19, 2011