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uh, captchas don't just appear on Google products. Third parties use it -- government services, online shopping, all kinds of things you take for granted because clearly you aren't one of the people affected by it (ie you're fingerprinted). Many things we used to do in physical space now occurs virtually. There is a serious philosophical and moral case to be made for the relevance of privacy and anonymity that captcha is specifically and nefariously working to erode. And in that sense it's worse than bad building codes.

I suspect the Google product that the GP was referring to was Chrome, given that this is a co, ent thread about Firefox vs Chrome, and the behaviour of another Google product (recaptcha) betwee the aforementioned products.

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