[tor-talk] [OT] Gmail, lol

Javier Bassi javierbassi at gmail.com
Sun Apr 24 19:56:00 UTC 2011

Also now you must verify your cel via SMS in order to create an
account. (also facebook added this). They just can't process that some
of us don't have celphones.

On Sun, Apr 24, 2011 at 4:04 PM, grarpamp <grarpamp at gmail.com> wrote:
> Got this new militant full screen at login today. Used to be
> only a popup nagging.
> Never mind that the password is locally backed up and encrypted.
> Nor that SSL is in use preventing, ooo, hijacking, lol :)
> Somehow I suspect those of us having legacy accounts
> and refusing to link a phone number to them will be without
> an account in the not too far off future. Oh well.
> At least they're cutely honest with their behind the scenes
> deviousness... 'to verify your identity', heh :)
> "
> Hey, this is important: Add a phone to your account
> Without a phone number, you could *lose*all*access*to*your*account* if
> you forget your password or if your account is hijacked. Learn more
> Phone number (mobile or landline)
> Google will only use your phone number to verify your identity-never
> to send you unwanted messages.
> Click here to skip adding a phone number to your account.
> "
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