Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Google wanting to verify age

  1. #1
    Gaming Wizard
    RESPECT MY AUTHORITY!!!
    AdrianH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Essex, England
    Posts
    9,642
    Experience

    Default Google wanting to verify age

    So this past week, upon wanting watch certain YouTube videos that are more aimed at adults (not porn or sex stuff), I kept getting asked to verify my age. Simplest option was to basically do a £0 based transaction against a CC I already had linked to my Google account.

    Anybody else starting to get this?

  2. #2
    Gaming Wizard
    Don't delete my posts (¬¸¬)
    Vast_aire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Pta
    Posts
    14,823
    Game IDs
    Experience

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AdrianH View Post
    So this past week, upon wanting watch certain YouTube videos that are more aimed at adults (not porn or sex stuff), I kept getting asked to verify my age. Simplest option was to basically do a £0 based transaction against a CC I already had linked to my Google account.

    Anybody else starting to get this?
    Nope, But I haven't really watched any adult videos on YouTube,

    What "adult" videos are you watching on YouTube? I havnt seen anything that would warrant a 13+ rating though.

  3. #3
    Gaming Wizard
    RESPECT MY AUTHORITY!!!
    AdrianH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Essex, England
    Posts
    9,642
    Experience

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Vast_aire View Post
    Nope, But I haven't really watched any adult videos on YouTube,

    What "adult" videos are you watching on YouTube? I havnt seen anything that would warrant a 13+ rating though.
    The body cam footage of that officer that shot that girl. The video wouldn't come up until I verified my age on my Google account.

    I did read recently that Google is pushing for people's birthdates, maybe all part of same verification process.

    Might be UK/EU thing.

  4. Saying Thanks:

    Vast_aire (April 24th, 2021)  

  5. #4
    Gaming Wizard
    RESPECT MY AUTHORITY!!!
    AdrianH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Essex, England
    Posts
    9,642
    Experience

    Default

    Expanding Age-verification in Europe


    In line with upcoming regulations, like the European Union’s Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD), we will also be introducing a new age verification step over the next few months. As part of this process some European users may be asked to provide additional proof of age when attempting to watch mature content. If our systems are unable to establish that a viewer is above the age of 18, we will request that they provide a valid ID or credit card to verify their age. We’ve built our age-verification process in keeping with Google’s Privacy and Security Principles.


    We understand that many are turning to YouTube at this time to find content that is both educational and entertaining. We will continue to update our products and our policies with features that make sure when they do, they find content that is age-appropriate.

    Using technology to more consistently apply age restrictions (blog.youtube)

  6. #5
    Gaming Wizard
    Don't delete my posts (¬¸¬)
    Vast_aire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Pta
    Posts
    14,823
    Game IDs
    Experience

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AdrianH View Post
    The body cam footage of that officer that shot that girl. The video wouldn't come up until I verified my age on my Google account.

    I did read recently that Google is pushing for people's birthdates, maybe all part of same verification process.

    Might be UK/EU thing.
    Didn't even know they post that kinda stuff on YouTube

  7. #6
    Gaming Wizard
    RESPECT MY AUTHORITY!!!
    AdrianH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Essex, England
    Posts
    9,642
    Experience

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Vast_aire View Post
    Didn't even know they post that kinda stuff on YouTube
    This is the video, can't even get a share link.

  8. #7
    Gaming Wizard
    Lets count to a Million
    SLYGUY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    28,681
    Experience

    Default

    It works for me




  9. #8
    Gaming Wizard
    Don't delete my posts (¬¸¬)
    Vast_aire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Pta
    Posts
    14,823
    Game IDs
    Experience

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SLYGUY View Post
    It works for me



    I get a pop up asking to confirm. But nothing more.

  10. #9
    Gaming Wizard
    Lets count to a Million
    SLYGUY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    28,681
    Experience

    Default

    I just click on that " I understand and wish to continue" and it starts playing


  11. #10
    Gaming Wizard
    RESPECT MY AUTHORITY!!!
    AdrianH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Essex, England
    Posts
    9,642
    Experience

    Default

    Yeah, seems to be a UK/Europe thing then. Only choice I had was VERIFY or CANCEL.

    Thanks for checking

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •