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Ꮯhristian Ꮲietsch 🍑 @chpietsch

If you're using Google's reCAPTCHA on your website, please consider replacing it.

– reCAPTCHA spies on your users and turns them into Google slaves to train an AI algorithm.

– reCAPTCHA denies access to all Tor users.

There are alternatives. See here: pad.foebud.org/google-alternat

@chpietsch
Can't believe some people solve them on purpose for making the google ai better.

@chpietsch it used to work in torbrowser even with js off, but typical Google, once they got credit for doing the right thing they started doing the wrong one...

@chpietsch

It sometimes lets me through on Tor, but I have to do about 5x as many captchas as normal people.

@golf_oil
Notes from a Tor meeting:
'Public pressure about exactly how bad this
situation is will be the only thing that will move the needle in terms
of them devoting resources to the problem. … This is a
company that is basically the primary/only gateway to much of the
Internet, and it has decided that certain IP addresses *do not deserve
access to that Internet*. Full stop. This is not a problem that gets
solved by having our devs talk to their devs to "nerd harder".'
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