Google’s Age Verification Data-Collection Strategy
Published by marco on
I recently followed a link to a video on YouTube that was supposed to demonstrate the madness of Japanese wrestler Jun Kasai. I was unable to view the video because it was age-restricted and I had not yet verified my age for my Google account.
Google helpfully offered a couple of ways of rectifying this issue.
That escalated quickly.
I want to ask incredulously “do people really scan their driver’s license and send it to completely unanswerable company like Google?” or “hey scan and send your passport, why not?” … but I already know the answer.
People want to see a Japanese wrestler destroy himself with fluorescent light-bulbs or they want to see boobies and they will not hesitate to give away the information anyone could use to spoof their identity.
Or I suppose you could let Google have your credit card, instead. All of these options are good.