According to Google, you’re not human if you aren’t being tracked by Google.
“…one of the ways that Google determines whether you’re a malicious user or not is whether you already have a Google cookie installed on your browser.”
@yyp @aral Yeah, this sounds really dumb. Are humans actually even better at captchas than bots? I find myself thinking "well, that *is* a crosswalk, but algo probably thinks "no" on some of those ....
(Would be very interested to see studies on that!)
I also doubt it would be very hard to just record a few "Real Actual Hoomans" navigating a site and just "replay" variations on that via Selenium or whatever browser-automation framework is cool now (for e.g. the "farmers" as they put it)
@aral So basically every site using them can just go and fsck themselves for me. I started browsing in private windows nearly two years ago now, i only watch YT through invidious instances and most G-domains are blocked by my privoxy already (not all, as my wife is one of those ppl thinking that Google is the entrance to the internet 🙄 and she's resistant to arguments, "nothing to hide" and such).
@aral I still wonder why I so often fail in the "are you not a robot" test ... either I am too bad as human ... or something else is wrong here.
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