reCAPTCHA is a user-dialogue system originally developed by Luis von Ahn, Ben Maurer, Colin McMillen, David Abraham and Manuel Blum at Carnegie Mellon University's main Pittsburgh campus, and acquired by Google in September 2009. Like the CAPTCHA interface, reCAPTCHA asks users to enter words seen in distorted text images onscreen. By presenting two words it both protects websites from bots attempting to access restricted areas and helps digitize the text of books.The reCAPTCHA service supplies subscribing websites with images of words that optical character recognition (OCR) software has been unable to read.
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  • Weekly Marketing Skinny • December 6, 2014

    … generates and displays a short description of your business in Google Maps based on reviews. Very interesting… Google hopes to one day replace Gmail with Inbox. A very useful new addition to Google Drive: Google Drive now lets you edit Microsoft Office attachments right from Gmail. reCAPTCHA is Google’s new way to protect the websites you love…

    Ana Hoffman/ Traffic Generation Cafein SEO Twitter- 25 readers -
  • This Week in Digital…

    … they are not a robot.” And finally… Google are in the news again this week after they announced that they will be revamping their popular services and products including YouTube and Chrome to help make the internet easier to use for children under 12 and to help make it more fun and safe. Research from Ofcom found that “one in ten children aged between three and four have their own tablet”. …

    Becky Grainger/ Search Laboratory- 14 readers -
  • Google Updates CAPTCHA API to Weed Out Robots

    …, realizing that the dreaded distorted box was in need of an upgrade, Google has released an API called "No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA." The new version is much simpler and only requires that users check a box that says: “I am not a robot”. The API is now available for webmasters to integrate into their existing sites. Why the Need for CAPTCHAs? Google’s previous…

    Ashley Zeckman/ Search Engine Watchin Google- 4 readers -
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