Google says bye bye, CAPTCHAs, well, mostly

Sick of typing those annoying, and barely readable, letters and numbers to prove to a website that you’re not a robot or a spammer?

You may be in luck.

Google announced Wednesday that the company is trying to get rid of those annoying tasks – called CAPTCHAs, which is short for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart.

Instead of requiring that users fill in the letters and numbers shown in a distorted image, sites that use Google’s reCAPTCHA service will be able to use just one click, answering a simple question: Are you a robot?

“reCAPTCHA protects the websites you love from spam and abuse,” wrote Vinay Shet, product manager for Google’s reCAPTCHA service, in a blog post. “For years, we’ve prompted users to confirm they aren’t robots by asking them to read distorted text and type it into a box… But, we figured it would be easier to just directly ask our users whether or not they are robots. So, we did! “

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