I went to sign-up for a gmail account. I already have a Google account. This should be straightforward, I thought. But no! Like the Secret Police, Google demands a “security verification”: contacting you by mobile phone. They already spammed my Google Reader (rss) account with several mobie demands. I tried to think “What if Google is going down the pan? Wouldn’t you miss it?” but this is just ridiculous. Todo-list: move RSS feeds to Yahoo.