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America’s Tallest Man Has World’s Smallest Problem

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 12.15.2015 | Weird News

It's annoying when websites require you to prove you're human -- and not a robot -- by asking you to type a word or phrase. But we do it all the time ...

'Micro-Play' -- Getting the Crowd to Have Fun While It Earns You Money

Peter Diamandis | Posted 04.27.2013 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

When you log into certain websites, sometimes the site makes you copy a bunch of blurry, squiggly, "drunken" letters to prove you're a human instead of a bot. Did you know that when you're typing in those letters, you're actually helping to digitize old books and newspapers?

Want To Enter This Website? Answer These Questions First

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 10.10.2012 | Technology

We're all annoyed with CAPTCHAs, short for "Completely Automatic Public Turing Tests to Tell Computers and Humans Apart," also known as those "little ...

Artificial Intelligence Will Defeat CAPTCHA -- How Will We Prove We're Human Then?

XPRIZE | Posted 10.29.2012 | Technology

By David J. Hill Contributing Writer, Singularity University. If you use the web for more than just browsing (that's pretty much everyone), chances a...

Hate Those Distorted Text CAPTCHAs? Here's A Fun Solution

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 05.22.2012 | Technology

If you've signed in to almost any website on the Internet, you've probably encountered a dastardly CAPTCHA. A CAPTCHA is a common security tool that a...

BOA's Latest Security Feature: Unsolvable Physics Problems

Pablo Andreu | Posted 06.25.2012 | Comedy
Pablo Andreu

One such security question asks a user to reconcile Einstein's Theory of Relativity with quantum mechanics -- a feat that has evaded cosmologists and quantum physicists to date.

Banned for Life From Facebook, Man Finds a Home on Google Plus (Video)

Dan McDermott | Posted 01.15.2012 | Technology
Dan McDermott

My special guest on this edition of Google Plus Week is Adam Guerbuez, the Montreal marketer who got sued for $873 million by Facebook and lost.

7 Sites You Should Be Wasting Time On Right Now

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 09.05.2011 | Comedy

If you're still a little sunburned from the fourth and looking for some fun sites to help take the edge off of this shortened work week, don't worry, ...

Captcha Ads: Awesome For Brands, Awkward For Users?

Adweek | December 19 2010 | Posted 07.31.2011 | Technology

Until this year, security for Web interactions meant copying distorted letters into "captcha" boxes to prove we weren't spam robots. The software was ...

WATCH: Video-Based CAPTCHAs May Block Bots Better

Mashable | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NuCaptcha is a first-of-its-kind CAPTCHA technology that uses video to determine if users are human, not bots....

Spammers Paying Others To Solve Captchas | VIKAS BAJAJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Sophisticated spammers are paying people in India, Bangladesh, China and other developing countries to tackle the simple tests known as captchas, whic...

CAPTCHA Graffiti Tests If You're Human (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

CAPTCHA codes are used by computers to tell bots and humans apart (CAPTCHA stands for "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and H...

Google's reCAPTCHA Busted by new attack • The Register | Dan Goodin in San Francisco • Get More From This Author | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A security researcher has devised a successful attack on a Google-owned system for blocking malicious scripts on web-based email services and other ty...

Gmail Spam Doubles

InfoWorld | Jeremy Kirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Spam originating from Google's Gmail domain doubled last month, indicating that spammers are still defeating the CAPTCHA , the distorted text used as ...