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Nowhere to hide for Google users as Play is given Plus treatment

Anyone reviewing products now gets name, photo attached

The next step in data security

Google is continuing its efforts to make anonymous posts on its services a thing of the past by forcing customers wishing to leave product reviews on its recently overhauled Android Marketplace online shop - now dubbed Play - to do so with their real name.

When punters attempt to leave reviews for individual products on the site, a message reads:

From now on, reviews you write will be posted publicly using your Google+ name and picture. Your name on previous reviews will appear as 'A Google User'.

It's the latest in a long line of moves Google has made since it decided earlier this year to prevent customers of its products - for example Gmail - using such a service in isolation of other Google stuff they may browse to online.

Google recently did a similar thing with its video-sharing website YouTube, by integrating Google+ IDs into that service. ®

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