Second Life now like Real Life: show me yer ID, kid

Second Life is the center of a whole new set of controversies regarding the ages of its "residents." That is, Linden Lab (the creators of Second Life) has no way to verify age-until now, that is. The company announced via its blog late last week that they will "shortly" begin testing an age and identity verification system that will require residents to provide some sort of real-life proof of their age in order to access "mature" content in the virtual world. Residents who wish to verify their age in Second Life will be required to pay an unspecified fee and provide information such as name, date of birth, address, passport, the last four digits of their Social Security numbers, or other national ID numbers.

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Pheneus4490d ago

because on the one hand, considering what some people are doing in second life they should be held accountable, but on the other side of things, I enjoy my anonymity.