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! “