If Google or YouTube has asked you for your birthday lately, its because theyre trying to protect certain age groups. Part of the agreement required Google to verify the age of the users on their site.
Why is Google making me verify my age?
Theyre meant to ensure that Google can use your watch and browsing history for advertising, a practice that is illegal for minors. In Europe, a similar child protection legislation (part of the EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive) is forcing users to verify their age.
How do I not verify my age on Google?
If you dont want to add supervision or verify your birthdate, you can choose to delete your Google Account before it is disabled.
Does Google make you verify your age?
Whilst we currently dont ask for a credit card during sign up, verifying your age through a small credit card transaction is one way to confirm that you meet our age requirements in case your account was disabled after you have entered a birthday indicating you are not old enough to have a Google Account.
Why is Google verifying my account?
To help protect you from abuse, we will sometimes ask you to prove youre not a robot before you can create or sign in to your account. This extra confirmation by phone helps keep spammers from abusing our systems.
Does Google require your birthday by law?
If you dont wish to comply, youll need to search for an e-mail provider that doesnt do that. Google asked me, too. The actual law is known as The Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA).
Why is Google asking for my SSN?
Google uses this information to verify your identity, and to protect you and us from fraud and abuse. We store this data securely in your Google account. We may, with your consent, use or share this information to help you register for other services you request.
Why do I keep getting square pay verification codes?
When you order from any Square Online store, you have the option to “save my info for faster checkout.” Next time you go to any Square Online store, when you enter your e-mail address, the system recognizes that your billing info is saved and sends a code via text message to your phone.