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Website Unveils Foolproof Age Verification Test

Many websites require users to verify their age before they can use the site or to register. In order to have a Facebook account, for example, users must be thirteen years of age or older. However, as the parents of many Facebook-using children can attest, it is no real challenge for underage people to sign up for Facebook or other websites. Just change the year you were born by a few years and you're in!

How, then, can websites verify the age of their users? Via Futurelawyer I see that one website has found a creative way to do so -- by forcing users to identify now-obsolete items that only people of a certain age are likely to recognize. Here's one such example:

VHSTape

Let's see you identify that, 11-year-olds!!

Here are a few other challenges I'd pose to test age:

1. To make sure a person is over 18 years old:

Film
2. To make sure a person is over 30 years old:

Pong

 

(Answers: A roll of film; the video game "Pong")

Posted by Bruce Carton on May 25, 2011 at 04:08 PM | Permalink | Comments (11)

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