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Offline IgorBobbins

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Google age verification
« on: April 7, 2021, 05:43:48 pm »
Just tried to watch a YouTube video and it said I needed to verify that Iím of appropriate age. Thereís a link to google which says I have 14 days to update my account to meet age requirements - either through a government-issued ID or through credit card details.

Is this a new law that I wasnít aware of? I donít want to use a VPN constantly to bypass this, but at the same time Iím not really comfortable sending google this information (they probably already know everything about me anyway!)

Anyone else encountered this?


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Re: Google age verification
« Reply #1 on: April 7, 2021, 05:59:21 pm »
Encountered it once.
Ignored it.

Like fuck will I give them my ID.

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Re: Google age verification
« Reply #2 on: April 7, 2021, 06:27:22 pm »
Yeah I saw that the other day... promptly closed the page.

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Re: Google age verification
« Reply #3 on: April 9, 2021, 03:47:38 pm »
Was trying to watch a video on my YouTube playlist that I've watched at least a dozen times before and this demand popped up. Either send them some form of ID or a credit card verification.

I've had a Google/YouTube account for donkeys so no fucking thanks.
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Re: Google age verification
« Reply #4 on: April 9, 2021, 03:57:50 pm »
The problem I have is that with those age-verification scrollers, the year page times out before I can get to my birth year :(
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Re: Google age verification
« Reply #5 on: April 9, 2021, 04:17:23 pm »
Well be glad you're not Matt Gaetz's girlfriend - she had to borrow his ID (allegedly).  :-X
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Re: Google age verification
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2021, 03:05:56 pm »
I've had this pop up on my Gmail accounts, did the same and just swiped it away.  But I'm sure it'll be back.
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Re: Google age verification
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2021, 03:52:16 pm »
never had that before. But come to think of it, I use Google Pay so I guess they took my info from that  :-X
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Re: Google age verification
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2021, 12:39:16 pm »
never had that before. But come to think of it, I use Google Pay so I guess they took my info from that  :-X
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