All posts tagged “CAPTCHA”

20 Hilarious Ways CAPTCHA Tests Your Sense Of Humor

CAPTCHA is a method used by many sites to filter out bots (aka non-humans) and prevent the proliferation of much-hated spam. The idea is that humans can read words that have been manipulated (distorted, slashed through, blotted etc) while robots can’t, so if you can decipher the scribbles, then you are human, not bot.

Now, while the generation of these CAPTCHA words may appear to be ‘random’, they sometimes create combinations that would make you take a second look. Here are 20 of these randomly generated word pairings that CAPTCHA wants to test out on you. Real or not, you be the judge.


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New Captcha system uses empathy to distinguish humans from bots

Civil Rights Defenders Captcha

An activist group called Civil Rights Defenders has developed a new Captcha system to keep spambots out and inform users of global civil rights issues. The new system presents a human rights question, like the one pictured above, and asks users how it makes them feel. The correct answer, the organization says, is the one “showing compassion and empathy.” While the new approach may provoke trolls into saying threats from extremist groups make them feel “aroused,” it’s still a unique and informative service for those interested in or unaware of human rights issues. Right now Civil Rights Defenders offers an API and a PHP library, and the program is available in both English and Swedish.

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