The other day we reported that those who installed Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Previewand had Cortana up and running encountered a strange error. It seems that if there was a Microsoft account linked to their phone that had a user under the age of 13, Cortana would spit out an error message that basically would not let the user proceed to use its functions.
Microsoft did not make any mention of why that is, but as it turns out, it seems that there are some features of Cortana right now that makes it fall under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Basically what this means is that children under the age of 13 aren’t allowed to use Cortana or its features.
Read entire Ubergizmo report by Tyler Lee.
- You must be at least this tall to take a ride on Cortana (bgr.com)
- Cortana deemed non-suitable for minors under the USA’s COPPA act (phonearena.com)
- Cortana is already doing stuff around the house, controlling the lights, what’s next? (phonearena.com)
- Cortana vs Siri vs Google Now: who best meets the requirements? (icgeeks.org)
- Review: Siri-like Cortana fills Windows phone gap (miamiherald.com)
- Windows Phone 8.1 ‘Cortana’ meets My O2 Live Tiles (thelab.o2.com)
- Official Cortana Videos. Cortana vs Siri, Cortana’s lovelife, Who’s Cortana’s Daddy? & more (nokiapoweruser.com)
- Microsoft ‘Siri-killer’ muzzled by Fed rule (americasmarkets.usatoday.com)
- Do you want to enable Cortana outside the US? Here’s how you do it (wpcentral.com)