Google Ties "Play" Reviews To Google+ IDs

Forcing transparency on users, Google is begun connecting Google Play reviews -- for apps, books, songs and movies -- with reviewers’ Google+ names and profile pictures. “I’m not so sure this is the best thing in the world, 100%, as you don’t have an option to turn it off,” Drew Olanoff writes in TechCrunch. “I like the idea of inviting people to share their thoughts, and mixing in real names and pictures if chosen by the user.”

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