Our Long National Nightmare of reCAPTCHA Is Nearly Over

reCAPTCHA, that necessary evil that protects websites from spam by making you attempt to decipher words that look like they were written with a quill pen on a jetski, may finally be on its way out. Google is rolling out what it’s calling “No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA,” which replaces your hieroglyphic translation process with a few simple clicks. You check a box that says “I’m Not a Robot” and off you go. Why this took years to figure out is anyone’s guess, but it’s a good thing they did. According to Google, the increasing sophistication of spammers is the real reason for the upgrade, but non-scammers welcome this day with open arms as well …

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