Google's Clever Plan to Replace CAPTCHA With a Checkbox

CAPTCHAs are an unfortunate side effect of the internet. They're those irritating collection of numbers and letters morphed into some Surrealist dreck that leaves us guessing, and guessing, and guessing. Google wants to improve all of that with updates to reCAPTCHA, a one-click solution for telling websites that you… »12/03/14 10:04am12/03/14 10:04am

Anti-Spam Turing Test Is Really Global Human-Powered OCR System

You know the test you have to take on Digg or Facebook, the one that proves you're a human? You see a hard-to-read word or string of gibberish, and you type in the correct characters. Carnegie Mellon researchers decided to replace randomly generated words with actual words from ancient manuscripts, words that machines… »10/02/07 9:25am10/02/07 9:25am