ReCAPTCHA decided to start charging for their service (which they have every right to do, but it was a surprise). Just to use ReCAPTCHA on our Free customers would have cost us $10M+/year, which was untenable. We’d been concerned about the privacy issues around using a Google service for some time, and this was the kick in the butt we needed to move off of them.
hCAPTCHA has been incredibly responsive so far to improving their service, something even at our scale we had a tough time getting from the ReCAPTCHA team.
Ultimately, we’re working toward entirely eliminating visual/audio CAPTCHAs. But, until then, we are enjoying working with the hCAPTCHA team.
Is the abundance of hCaptcha challenges for those of us browisng CF-fronted properties in such a manner going to change any time soon?
Using Tor in this scenario really makes no sense, unless you plan to have them all use fake names, a fake school name, redacted/altered school material, etc.
They clearly outline all the purposes they need to use your data for, most of which are just to operate their site.
I would encourage you to think twice before implementing measures that are going to o add more friction to your kids’ schooling. (Live CD? Tor? Really?)
How can you teach right and wrong in an environment like this?
So they not only track what you do on their site but will be tracking the rest of my internet browsing history or am I misunderstanding this? There was more I didn't like to be honest but I am on my way to bed so will leave it at this point for tonight. This is my kids privacy I worry about they don't know how to and if I have to use a service for their school because of covid I don't want my kids and my internet browsing habits known. Other then a basic cookie for log in purposes there is no need to be doing a bunch of tracking on kids personal computers on there personal home networks. And since this is HN we have all see the many articles that basically say yes most of the time anonymous data can be tied to you. Yes I am sure it is so mundane to most but I really wish we had the privacy laws like gdpr because I really do not think our kids deserve to be snooped on. I appreciate your thoughts.
> Ultimately, we’re working toward entirely eliminating visual/audio CAPTCHAs. But, until then, we are enjoying working with the hCAPTCHA team.
This sounds very interesting; are you able to comment on this further?
According to https://developers.google.com/recaptcha/docs/faq#are-there-a...
Do you think this would have ever happened without a financial incentive?
Cloudflare already has a lengthy complaint thread on their forums with people insisting they switch back to reCAPTCHA for this very reason.