• Instagram is testing an AI face-scanning tool that can verify your age

    13 days ago - By Engadget

    Instagram is testing new age verification methods including asking followers to vouch for your age and even using AI that can estimate your age via a video selfie. It's part of a push to ensure users are at least the minimum 13 years old and "to make sure that teens and adults are in the right experience for their age group," it announced. For the "social vouching" system, Instagram asks three mutual followers of the user to confirm their age. Those followers must be at least 18 and have three days to respond to the request. Users can still verify their age with pictures of ID cards as...
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  • Instagram will use video selfies to try and guess your age, ask people to vouch for you

    Instagram will use video selfies to try and guess your age, ask people to vouch for you

    13 days ago - By Phone Arena

    Today Meta announced that the company is starting to test new ways to verify the age of Instagram users in the US.
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  • Instagram is testing an AI tool that verifies your age by scanning your face

    Instagram is testing an AI tool that verifies your age by scanning your face

    13 days ago - By The Verge

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
    Instagram is testing new methods for users to verify their age, including an AI tool built by a third-party company, Yoti, that estimates how old you are just by scanning your face.
    Officially, you have to be at least 13 years old to sign up for an Instagram account, but for years the company made little effort to enforce this rule. Until 2019 , it didn't even bother to ask new users their birthdate, let alone try to verify this information. After being raked over the coals by privacy and child safety experts, though, Instagram has introduced more...
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  • Instagram tests new age verification tools for 18 and over accounts, including video selfies

    Instagram tests new age verification tools for 18 and over accounts, including video selfies

    13 days ago - By TechCrunch

    Instagram has been tinkering for years looking for better ways to manage and engage with younger and older users - not just to be more compliant with regulations, but to better target age-appropriate and relevant content and advertising to them. In the latest move, the Meta-owned platform is testing a new set of features - video selfies, vouching from adult friends, and providing an ID - designed to verify when people say they are 18 and older.
    The test covers U.S. users, who will now potentially see these options if they try to change their age from under 18 to 18 and over.
    There are two...
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