Why should I tell google my date of birth?
I do not want to give google my date of birth.
There seems to be no way around it (I am posting this from another gmail account).
The associated message from Google makes no sense -
It says "When you use Google services, you can discover many kinds of information and choose to share it with the people you know." Well, I choose not to share my date of birth.
The message also says
"In order to provide you with features like age-appropriate settings"
I do not want to be provided with "age-appropriate settings", whatever that means
(will older people get ads for funeral services?)
If the issue is whether I am over 18, then I am happy to tick a box confirming that I am over 18.
How can I get into my gmail account without disclosing my date of birth?
What valid reason can Google have for wanting to know my date of birth?
Quote from another post, I have written yesterday:
Since when google starts to ask information on our private life, What is the purpose of trying to get our date of birth? I have been asked for only one of my gmail account, such an information, why not the others? I gave a fake one because I consider my life should stay private. the fake date of birth was 01/01/2001, and then google desactivated my account as I was 13years old according to that date. And then in order to reactivate my account, I had to either give my bank details, or an official ID. I am sorry, but I was really suspicious about that.
It really looks like an attempt of fishing.
Such an information can never be asked by any company, at least in Europe.
So is there anyway to re-activate my email account without sharing private details that could be considered as an attempt of fishing?
Thanks for your help.
Thank you for the warning. Sorry to hear of your problem.
In fact, looking at the forum I can see that loads of people are in the same situation as you and are now locked out of their accounts.
If the message persists I will also give a fake birth date but I will choose one that makes me over 18.
I am getting increasingly fed up with google intruding. They also keep asking for my phone number.
Let's hope that google gets the message and stops this.
I looks like google went too far.
If anybody from Google is listening, they urgently need to fix this.
I had a birthdate check for my account. Now I cannot reopen it
Login problem because of Date of Birth
why my gmail account was disabled because of incorrect birth year.what
will i do?help me please! this is important!
I am trying to set up another account and it keeps telling me there
are certain age requirements. I am 28. Thanks
Trying to set up another account but it says im not old enough? Born
Can I change my birthday on my GMail account?
Hi, my account has been locked due to age issue while creating an
account on youtoube
Age Verification process unable to process, yet I was charged.
Daughter's account locked out due to age restrictions
Account disabled for supposed under-age - thanks for the laugh
Google should at the least, inform parents about the disabling of
their childrens accounts before disabling it.
How do I change my birthdate on google plus? Cant access it.
Dear Sarah, The kids in my house were playing around with my mail and
have mistakenly typed my birthday wrong, account
I entered a wrong date of birth to my account and suddenly cannot
access it. A fax message was sent confirming my age,
My daughter has been locked out of her account
How dissapointing that Google has to charge .30 so I can access my
account after entering the wrong birthdate!
I desperately need to correct the age on my account.
Google - it's intrusive, potentially insecure and, well, inappropriate.
In the long run, I guess we can't expect anything different from a "free" email account that treats users like cows to milk (targeted ads, automatic sign-up for google's social network without asking, targeted google.com searches when logged in to your email, etc. etc.).
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