Wednesday

CAPTCHA Be Gone!

In a move that should make many people happy, Google is rolling out a replacement technology for the CAPTCHA we have come to expect when a web page needs to try and determine if you are a human or some kind of tricky software. CAPTCHA stands for "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart" a mouthful that Google thinks they can replace with a simple checkbox with the question "are you a human?". How can they do that? I have no idea, and Google ain't saying - for obvious reasons. If it works reliably, it should be a nice break from those squiggly all-but-illegible letters...
“For most users, this dramatically simplifies the experience,” says Vinay Shet, the product manager for Google’s Captcha team. “They basically get a free pass. You can solve the catptcha without having to solve it.”
Wired
No mas!

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