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Originally posted by cavtrooper7
I don't have ,or really want,a mobile phone and if I had such a device I would keep it private,as it can be tracked.I have failed to log into my google account as a result.
Does anyone know a way around this BS?
Originally posted by visualmiscreant
I tried accessing my Gmail once with Tor; since then they will not allow me to log-in without providing my cell or home number. There is no option for me to skip. This includes my youtube account, google analytics, etc...
The page says we have noticed suspicious activity on your account, and for your safety blah blah blah...
I also refuse to give them my number; let them google it...
Originally posted by rival
reply to post by greeneyedleo
You are correct that you can opt-out of providing a cell number on new accounts...but if your
account gets suspended you MUST provide a cell phone number to Google so that they
can text-message you a password to re-instate your account. I can see no reasonable
argument for them having this policy other then to gather as much personal info about you as
possible, but that is what happened to me. I don't have any screen shots or proof, but it happened,
I bought a phone, provided the number and got my account back...it was my only option