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What is Age Verification

What is Age Verification? A simplistic approach to a complex issue Check the box to confirm you are 18 or over” This is probably the most common pop-up when surfing through the internet, but also is the most ignored one....

Underage alcohol in Texas: the effects and the efforts to combat it

Drinking alcohol before the age of 21 can have harmful effects on a child’s health and life. Thus, many countries in the world try to enforce strict laws about age verification in order to eliminate underage use. Alcohol constitutes a…

Survey in UK: Children, 7 and 8 years old-encounter pornography online

According to a survey that conducted from the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), it was found that the majority of kids watch pornography on the internet, with a percentage being 7 or 8 years old. The survey concerned 2.344…

JUUL: New measures to eliminate underage use

JUUL labs continues the effort to eliminate and combat the use of vapor products and takes new measures in the United States in order to have better results about this issue. As the Center of Disease Control announced, nicotine in…

Heaton Catering Equipment Company: A 16year old child purchased a knife online.

According to the Criminal Justice Act 1988, which amended by the Offensive Weapons Act 1996, it is illegal to sell knives and anything similar to people who are under 18 years old. However, there are many incidents, where the law…

“Think 21”policy: Bookmakers are going to reinforce the age verification checks in UK

After the UK Gambling regulatory body review, some racing industry officials required to learn more about age verification measures that would help them to reduce minor’s participation in gambling. Based on an incident, where seven sports betting companies had permitted…

A 13 years old boy involved in sexual activities through a gay dating app

Malik Erasmus Aslam, who is 41 years old proceeded to have sex with a boy he met through the dating application Grindr. The young boy said that he was 17 years old and Aslam did not attempt to confirm if…

New legislation in New York: Sales of tobacco products to people over 21 years old

A new legislation about e-cigarettes and vaping products will be implemented in 120 days in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo decided to set the minimum age limit to 21. Specifically, Andrew Cuomo claimed that: “New York is taking aggressive action…

Purchase of tobacco: The minimum age of 21 yearsold in Illinois

From 1 July and then, the purchase of vaping products like cigarettes, e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco etc. in Illinois, will only be made by people over the age of 21. The Governor, JB Pritzker signed this initiative on April 7, 2019…

UK Porn sites: Another delay by six months about age verification

Another delay by six months, about age verification on sites with pornographic content, was announced by the Government, which apologizes At the beginning, it was decided that the legislation would come into effect in April 2018 and then in April…

Snog.fm: Pedophile demanded a 15-year-oldgirl to be stripped for him. What is AGEify’srole

One of many incidents on the Internet, became known about a pedophile who forced a 15 year-old girl to be stripped and it was one of these that had been tracked as a few days before something similar had happened…

Anne Longfield: Tech companies are able to create effective age verification systems

The Children’s Commissioner reacted to the social media firms who claim that they are unable to set up age verification systems for the protection of minors but they have the technology to implement other innovative things. Anne Longfield mentioned that…

The new legislation about age verification in UK involves risks for users. AGEify can be the solution

As it is well known by now, in a few weeks the Digital Act legislation will come into force in the UK, enforcing the proper age verification of the British citizens from pornographic websites.

“We will live to regret it” if we do not protect minors from adult content

On the basis of the legislation taken in United Kingdom, the minister of State for Mental Health, Jim Daly mentioned that the Government must enact new laws for websites with pornographic content about the age verification. According to other legislations…

Sale of tobacco products: Walmart increases the minimum age to 21

Walmart and Sam’s Club stores in the United States, announced the prohibition on buying vaping products from people under the age of 21, starting in July. Walmart will increase the minimum age for buying tobacco products on July 1, taking…

UKGC: New rules come into force today for gambling operators

New rules are to be implemented today, on Tuesday, 7 May about age verification procedures and systems for online operators. UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) decided that it is imperative be taken strict measures that will prohibit the uncontrollable access to…

UK: New legislation about online pornography will be implemented in July

On 15 July 2019, UK will be the first country to implement measures about age verification for online pornography in order to ensure the protection of minors and user’s data. This means that websites with pornographic content must create effective…

UK data watchdog: limits on social media for minors

UK data watchdog set restrictions on social media and their use of people who are under 18 years old in order to prevent minors. Specifically, the UK wants to make social media such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat more responsible…

Underage vaping: Juul must respond to the Senate letter until April 25

Democratic U.S. senators made a survey about the famous vaping company Juul in San Francisco in order to limit the growing sale of vaping products to minors. The lawmakers sent a letter to the company to answer some of their…

Northland Police: 3 of 31 stores sell alcoholic products

After a survey conducted by Northland police and health officials, it was found that 3 of 31 stores, sold alcohol to minors. Specifically, Northland District Health Board and Police staff conducted last week two Controlled Purchase Operations (CPOs) at licensed…

New gambling regulator in Ireland by 2020

The new gambling regulator started functioning and is to be implemented by 2020 and specifically in 18 months, in Ireland, as it would need legislative approvals. Betting companies receive their license from the Revenue Commissioners as there is no other…

Snapchat: The age verification system is useless

The UK parliamentary committee interrogated the two top Snap executives as they considered that the age verification system of the application was not effective. Snap’s senior director of international public policy, Stephen Collins, and EMEA director of creative strategy, Will…

New regulations about identity verification of UK Gambling Commission

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) decided to pass the new law, to make the gambling space safer and fairer, which is to be implemented on May 7, 2019. The new legislation provides the interception of criminal activity, which will be…

AGEify at TES Affiliate Conferences 2019

TES Affiliate Conference 2019 welcomed AGEify, our innovative application for online age verification, in Lisbon. The event was organized by The European Summit and held from 1 to 4 March 2019 at the Oitavos Hotel, in Cascais. TES Affiliate Conference…

AGEify at MWC 2019

AGEify, our innovative solution for online age verification, participated in MWC 2019, in Barcelona. The event was held from 25 to 28 February 2019 at Fira Gran Via. MWC Barcelona is the biggest mobile event in the world, in which…

App TikTok: A ”hunting ground” for pedophiles

The new app for teens to share fun videos, TikTok was the cause that led many schools to send letters to the parents across the UK, as it has constituted a ‘’hunting ground’’ for pedophiles. Specifically, according to a report…

When a knife was purchased for murder

The police criticized a site that sold swords and knives because they felt that one of them was used in a murder. In particular, police found that Ashraf Hussan was depicted with a knife, concluding that he and a teenager…

‘’Verify with Koupon’’ in convenience stores

‘’Verify with Koupon’’ is an innovative and easy way which can be implemented for age verification in convenience stores. Koupon Media which constitutes a consumer analytics platform, makes a pioneering proposal, verify with coupon, which aims to help c-store retailers…

UK Government: Age verification in dating apps

Sunday times published the decision of the UK’s government about requiring age verification in dating apps such as tinder and grindr. The investigation made by the newspaper found that more than 30 cases of child rape sent to the police…

The development of vape products

Vaping and e-cigarettes is the newest addiction to teens. Flavors like mango, vanilla, chocolate etc. make vaping more joyful and popular among minors although the legislation raises the minimum age for purchasing tobacco, e-cigarettes, and vaping products from 18 to…

”PlaySugarHouse” fined because of underage gaming

A new online casino in New Jersey ‘’PlaySugarHouse’’, was recently fined because it allowed gambling under the age of 18 years old. But the question is, will the fine cause issue in Pennsylvania as the brand looks to operate in…

The increase of teen vaping in Hawaii

According to a survey, which conducted in Hawaii, it was found that high school teenagers use e-cigarettes far more than the national average, which means that the relevant legislation needs to be strengthened in order to provide more protection for…

The legislation about age verification will be implemented during April in UK

After several delays, the law about the age verification it has been completed and will come into effect during April. The legislation is implemented on the basis of the government’s plan to make the United Kingdom the safest place to…

Sticker Shock: A new anti-alcohol campaign for minors

“The big thing is we’re trying to educate kids not to get involved with alcohol, and be responsible.” This is the important message of the public awareness campaign ‘’Sticker Shock’’, which started to take place in Pittsfield and as Isaac…

Can You Lose a Liquor License for Serving Minors?

Obtaining a liquor license is not a simple process, and there are strict rules and regulations that need to be followed in every state once a license is secured. The rules and regulations can vary from state to state, even…

Age Proof in porn sites from April in UK

From April, 2019 porn sites in U.K will require age proves for viewing the content. Specifically, sites will be less anonymous and more difficult for users who need to prove their true age.

Lottery ticket sales to minors are forbidden in New York

The lottery is a game that is meant to be played only by adults and shops must prohibit the selling of scratch-off tickets to minors. The campaign ‘’Lottery Tickets are Not Child’s Play’’ is held for the fifth successive year…

New laws in UK about porn websites and the impact on social media

A new legislation, about porn websites, is to be implemented in UK in order to verify the age of those who want to see this content. After the announcement of this law, some websites with pornographic content decided to close…

A new facial recognition system about video games in China

One of the most well-known video game publishers in China, Tencent, implemented a new software using facial recognition in order to verify the age of the players and protect those, who are under 18 years old. According to this new…

FDA: reduction of vaping products sales to minors in California

The increased amount of online e-cigarettes sales has driven, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, on October 31, to fill a complaint in California state court and blame California-based e-cigarette Company for selling vaping products to minors. Investigators discovered that…

New legislation about gambling in Nothern Ireland

Northern Ireland political party Sinn Féin decided to set stricter laws for online gaming in order to protect young people from gambling addiction and developing related problems. In addition to this, current legislation must definitely change as it is really…

Measures to ban flavored e-cigarette sales in stores to minors

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that one of their plans is to ban most retailers from selling flavored e-cigarettes, trying to reduce the popularity of vaping among young people. Specifically, the agency decided to require some age-verification measures…

A new online program about the parents and how to protect their kids from online porn

A new online program is about to be implemented in order to advise parents how to keep their tweens away from pornographic websites. Specifically, Culture Reframed decided to set up a free online course for parents, which aims to help…

Underage Facebook users able to buy knives via the Marketplace

The phenomenon of “Bloodbath Britain” has grown in size due to the knife market from buy-and-sell app Facebook Marketplace. Underage children can buy freely knives online and specifically from Facebook pages and also these forbidden items can be delivered to…

South Africa: What does the law stipulate about the pornographic content?

In recent years, there has been a perception that pornographic films are absolutely legal in South Africa, however, this is wrong and is about a misconception. Specifically, in 2006, the government of South Africa decided to ban the publication of…

Facial recognition system: Age verification for alcohol sales in UK supermarkets.

Facial recognition technology is going to be used in UK supermarkets to verify the age of people who buy age-restricted products, such as alcohol and cigarettes. The pilot program will be launched by the end of the year and is…

The AgeChecked initiative about age verification on porn sites may cost UK Government millions.

The AgeChecked initiative to restrict under-age access to online porn sites has been withdrawn because of some fears that attempting to implement it will lead to numerous costly lawsuits by the porn sites. ‘’The AgeChecked initiative to increase online protection…

Regulations of FDA: ban on online sales of e-cigarettes and vape

The increased use of vaping and electronic cigarettes, especially among minors, has led the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban online selling of these products. As U.S Food and Drug Administration observed, the online selling and the use of…

Ontario Convenience stores sell age-restricted products with 95,7 % success rate

According to the new results from data, which obtained from the Ontario Ministries of the Attorney General and Health and Long-Term Care, it was observed that Ontario Convenience stores sell inappropriate products like tobacco, lottery tickets, alcohol etc. for younger…

Another incident: knives are sold to minors

One more time age verification turns out to be very necessary for the supervision of underage children. In a recent test purchase survey by the county council’s Trading Standards as part of Knife Crime Awareness Week activity, it is proved…

Proposals for a new Internet regulator in UK.

The UK Government decided to set up an Internet regulator that would define technology companies responsible for the uploaded content on their websites. In case of this regulator be established, then new strict sanctions will be imposed on sites that…

AGEify: Our participation in Webmaster Access 2018

AGEify, our innovative solution for online age verification, took place in Webmaster Access 2018 in Amsterdam. The exhibition was held from 7 to 10 September 2018 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. Webmaster Access is the biggest adult industry trade Show…

AGEify at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco

AGEify, our innovative application for online age verification, participated in TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, from 5 to 7 September 2018, at Moscone West. TechCrunch is one of the biggest exhibitions in the world, dedicated to startups, workshops, programming and demos…

Underage sales on cigarettes must be prohibited

After a survey that conducted by North Yorkshire Country Council Trading Standards, a Richmondshire store was found as one of 16 across the country who sold cigarettes to a 15-year-olds. With no doubt, the sale of such products to minors…

Legal cannabis online in a few months

The online sale of cannabis has changed and became safer for underage children. Specifically, the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission unveiled its new website for cannabis sales. The website has a system which asks credit card and credentials for proving…

AGEify event: A first acquaintance with the application

In Friday, 31/8, in Mingus Cavabar in Kolonaki, we organized an event, inviting the world to entertain and at the same time get to know our new innovative AGEify application, the simplest and safest application for online age confirmation. The…

Age restrictions on WhatsApp

WhatsApp is a widespread application, which is used for communicating with friends and family. Nowadays, the largest proportion of adults and kids, who own a smartphone, have downloaded this application. In recent years, specifically, WhatsApp has many users, who are…

The attempts of porn industry to violate the regulations about the protection of children.

The U.S. Code Title 18 Section 2257, which protect the underage performers in porn movies, is being jeopardized. Specifically, the 2257 requires from porn industries to keep stringent records on the ages of performers and allows federal agents to inspect…

The implementation of mandatory age verification will be delayed on porn sites in UK.

Considering, the criminal law of digital economy which is taken by the U.K government, it is expected porn sites to verify the age of the visitors so as to allow entry only to adults. However, the British government claimed that…

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