The difference between humans and bots
Google has enhanced reCAPTCHA, the technology that it uses to differentiate humans from bots on the internet, reports Times of India. Until now, the system asked users to either click on images related to a given topic or tick a checkbox. But now, it has gone invisible. "Now we're taking it a step further and making it invisible. Human users will be let through without seeing the "I'm not a robot" checkbox, while suspicious ones and bots still have to solve the challenges," reads the ReCAPTCHA website.
This means that CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing Test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) won't bother you anymore while accessing content on the internet. The system will now use machine learning and advanced risk analysis to detect user habits. But if Google thinks that you're a bot, it'll still give you one of the usual puzzles to solve. The system will still be tracking factors such as user IP address and even the mouse movements. For those unaware, reCAPTCHA was introduced by Google back in 2009.