(AP) — How old are you? Everyone knows the answer for themselves — but people don’t always share their true age. Often it’s no big deal, but it can be when a person tries to access age-restricted websites. Now Instagram is trying to address the problem. People have to be at least 13 to use the site but some dodge the rule by putting in a birthdate that makes them seem older — or use a parent’s account. Instagram says it’s testing ideas like using face scans, having mutual friends verify a user’s age or having users upload an ID. Of course those plans are bound to run into problems with those concerned about privacy or data-collection.
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