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Instagram tests age verification via video selfie and social vouching

1 day ago   |   By GSMArena

Over in the US, Instagram has started testing new ways to have you verify your age. In addition to simply uploading your ID, a method that may take up to two days to verify, you now have two more options.
The first one is to take a video selfie. On-screen instructions will guide you through the process if you pick this option. After you take the video, it's shared only with Yoti, a company specializing in age verification, and Instagram's partner in this undertaking. Yoti's tech estimates your age based on your facial features and then the video gets deleted. Results can take 20...
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Instagram to test AI-powered age verification in the U.S

Instagram to test AI-powered age verification in the U.S

2 days ago   |   By MobileSyrup

In what feels like another entry in the ever-growing list of things that are probably, definitely, Not A Great Idea, Meta-owned Instagram will test artificial intelligence-based age verification in the U.S.
As reported by The Verge , Instagram plans to offer U.S. users two new ways to verify their age: social vouching and AI estimation. Both are attempts to deal with the platform's ongoing problems with young users, namely its failure to protect them and their privacy.
Over the last few years, Instagram has rolled out various features meant to improve protections for young users, including...
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