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By law, places of employement are prohibited to ask for the year you were born in. Some online applications still haven't been upgraded to where they no longer have you type the year you were born in or what year you graduated from college. If you run into one of those type of online applications, email it either the company you are trying to apply for and have them forward it to the security department or if they don't have one, email it to your Attorney General's office and let them know what you saw.
I want to correct a basic premise in your posting. There is no law that prohibits a potential employer from asking for your age or birthdate. Many employers ask for birthdate and social security number as part of their online employment application.
What is illegal is to use a candidate's age as a factor in the emplolyment decision. Now, that's a pretty hard distinction to prove so many employers don't ask for age or birthdate until after an offer is made. I'm personally familiar with a number of "age friendly employers" who ask for birthdate and SSN right out of the gate - and they use the information only to verify eligibility to work in the US and to create a unique candidate record number.
I wanted to not leave readers with an incorrect impression of the law that could cause them difficulty in applying for jobs with legitimate employers. That said, never give any personal information, online, on the phone, or in person unless you are absolutely certain that the individual or organization you're dealing with is legitimate.