Ben, thanks for the explanation, that would make sense, but they should
make it clear. To everyone outside USA, it looks weird. To me, it looked
like they were gathering information for some marketing purpose. Or that
they would use that number as a security question or something like that
but then I realised there was no mention to it, so I disregarded it.
So... should I mention something or just leave the article as it is and see
how to reply if any questions or concerns arise?
On Mon, 22 Apr 2019 at 20:11, Ben Cotton <bcotton(a)redhat.com> wrote:
On Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 12:48 PM Silvia Sánchez
> I'm finishing the article about ffsend and I realised that when I created
> an account in Firefox Send it asked for my age. I don't know if this is
> random question or even if it has any purpose, but I wanted to push it
> forward here because some people might be put off by this somewhat
> "private" question.
I would assume it's to comply with the Children's Online Privacy
Protection Act (COPPA). COPPA is a U.S. law that, in effect,
requires users of online sites to be at least 13 years old (this is a
gross simplification). Mozilla, as a U.S.-based org, needs to be able
to say "yes, we are 'verifying' that our users are at least 13 years
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