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Marmly Owl (Vordus) @Vordus

Internet, 2002; claiming that you're over 18 so that websites will let you in.

Internet, 2018: claiming that you're under 16 and in the EU so that websites cannot track your data

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@Vordus IIRC back in 2002 the big thing was being over 13. I know I had PayPal, eBay, and Hotmail accounts back then without lying about my age.

@upshotknothole @queerhackerwitch @Vordus

Now, it's dead, so it's very cold. After being extinguished by Microsoft.

Embrace, extend, extinguish. 😞

@queerhackerwitch ah. I turned 13 three weeks before COPPA passed, so I'd only have noticed the higher end age gates.

@queerhackerwitch @Vordus yeah i couldn't join phpBB boards or use ICQ once COPPA kicked in

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@Vordus I think it's a little optimistic to believe website will not just block you if you claim to be under 16...

@Vordus the ONLY good thing about "THINK OF THE CHILDREN"

@Vordus There's many many websites and apps request authorities that what they do seem don't really need them. However, if you don't allow them to do that, they will not let you use. These things happen very often, especially in China. In China, there are many apps you must use them as certain reasons, such as QQ and WeChat. The times of big data has fucked everyone.