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A car dealership made a woman fill out an ‘are you a robot’ CAPTCHA in person

Blame Alexa.

On May 23, 2018 by Phillip Tracy

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Facebook is asking users to upload photos to prove they’re not a bot (or worse)

Is it a smart idea—or a potential privacy violation?

On Nov 29, 2017 by Christina Bonnington

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Google’s new reCAPTCHA system automatically knows if you’re human

Say goodbye to those "I'm not a robot" buttons.

On Mar 10, 2017 by Christina Bonnington

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Watch this smug robot defeat a CAPTCHA

Robots 1, CAPTCHAs 0.

On Jan 26, 2017 by John-Michael Bond

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Facebook used a demon vagina tattoo as a CAPTCHA

For security reasons, of course.

On Apr 30, 2015 by Gabe Bergado

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Google has built a better CAPTCHA system for humans

It's going to be easier than ever to prove you're a human on the Internet.

On Dec 3, 2014 by Selena Larson

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5 CAPTCHA alternatives to replace your least favorite security tool

As bots get better at beating CAPTCHA, developers seek easy-to-use alternatives.

On Apr 19, 2014 by Tim Sampson

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Snaptcha: It’s not a typo, it’s a security upgrade for your secret messages

Finally, Snapchat is addressing its security failings... with a cutesy take on the CAPTCHA. 

On Jan 22, 2014 by Joanie Ferguson

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A breakthrough in AI solves CAPTCHAs better than most humans

A new program could solve CAPTCHAs with near-100 percent accuracy.

On Oct 28, 2013 by Aaron Sankin

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Why Twitter can’t win its war on spam

Why invest in Twitter’s initial public offering when you could pick up a couple thousand new followers instead?

On Sep 19, 2013 by Tim Sampson

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Can we fix CAPTCHA by turning it into a game?

FunCAPTCHA uses picture games, instead of scrambled words, to separate humans from bots.

On Aug 8, 2013 by Tim Sampson

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The blind community’s fight for a more accessible Web

In many ways, accessibility for websites is like accessibility for a building: It's a few key changes that can make all the difference.

On Jul 17, 2013 by Tim Sampson

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Stories from the New Frontier: The Plateau Effect

The history of CAPTCHA and ReCAPTCHA, and how to identify and work around choke points.

On May 13, 2013 by [email protected]

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Civil Rights CAPTCHA makes you pick the correct emotion before you comment

A new spambot prevention technique asks you to prove you're human by "showing compassion and empathy."

On Oct 9, 2012 by Jennifer Abel

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@Blanket theft: One surprising security loophole that puts Twitter accounts at risk

And all to impress the ladies.

On Oct 1, 2012 by Kris Holt