Can’t use Burner numbers with Yahoo registration
So, I thought I’d try Flickr as a photo hosting site, as a trial run. Since I want to make a little effort to retain privacy through obscurity (<g>), I tried creating a new account with no links to my own ID. But Yahoo require a valid phone number.
No problem, I thought – I’ll use the Burner app to create a temporary phone number to receive the verification code.
No dice. Yahoo reject VOIP numbers from apps like Burner. I’ll have to use a valid mobile – although I do have a UK one that I bought in a vending machine with no ID, and topped up with another credit card.
I’m sure government services could easily make the link, but that’s not what I’m trying to do – I’m just trying to make things a little harder for advertising and identity trading services should Yahoo sell out to someone who then try to mine my photos for information and link it back to my identity.