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    reCaptcha update to make captchas easier to read for humans and make money for Google



    A lot of humans are having trouble reading the reCaptchas lately, since it has become a real mess, courtesy of Google. Now they have come up with a new update, that makes most of the captchas numeric ones, as opposed to the old text garble that was very hard to read and was designed for beating most of the bots that break captchas.

    That apparently went wrong as the captchas were not even read by humans anymore, so this time they "fixed" the issue by making the captchas mostly numerical, as that is easier to read for humans, according the their research.

    You can see the new captchas around the Internet, lets see what the both humans and bot makers will make of it.

    What should be in the headlines though, is not that Google did this to make our lives easier. Its simply decided to user the power of the internet to make more money
    How? Well, the new captchas are now asking you to decipher an image with a number, that image is clearly from Google maps addresses. So your captcha solving now makes money for Google too, as they can decipher all those addresses in their Maps harvesting the power of millions of users. And for FREE! Ready to "upgrade" the user experience in Google maps...

    For more details, check out the official news here: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

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    So its no longer "read books" then... pity for the original researchers of that project, it was a nice idea.
    Thing is you dont seem to need to "solve" the image side of it, that was always the case with re-captcha, half captcha half book, but it was a little less obvious.

    Wonder if the herd will ever catch on to that.


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    Nice info we will wait for this



 

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