google> We must send you a text to verify it's you logging in
google> But we don't have your phone number. Please give it to us now so we can send you the text
me> This is very secure and not at all a poor attempt at harvesting my phone number
@paul the number is stored and will be the only number you can use unless you login and change it. Which of course, also means you need your phone number.
@paul Because the SIM card is registered with the passport, and by linking the account to the SIM card one can effectively verify that the personal data entered in the forms weren't fake.
It's not data harvesting, it's anonymity strip off.
Can you just click "try another way"?
If you enable 2FA or U2F they won't need a phone number since you can use that instead.
@jeffalyanak y eah I tried that. The only option is adding a phone number 😕
Do you still have any devices that are already logged in?
I believe you should be able to add a 2fa authenticator to the account from the already trusted device and then that should appear on the "try another way" list.
@jeffalyanak unfortunately not. I log out as soon as I'm done using the account so nothing is ever left logged in
@paul Can you lie to me and tell me this is satire?
@paul You could just give it a google voice number associated with your account. ;)
@feonixrift does google voice exist in the uk? I’ve never seen it here? If so that would do nicely!
@paul oh i know. Google only stopped blocking my acct after abt 24 hrs of waiting it out
@paul so someone else could actually hijack my account in that exact moment? Huuuh
@paul also, this only works reliably in the usa
social.device5.co.uk is one server in the network