Google Using ReCAPTCHA to Decode Street Signs

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Although it's an experiment with a good purpose, I wonder how long would it take for spammers to get hold of a software that is similar to the one that Google is testing.
 

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Recaptcha is also being used to translate the entire wiki collection into other languages using similar methods. Not by google if I recall.

On a side note. That F'n Porche advertisement on this page has no close option which is ungodly retarded.
 

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[citation][nom]technicalbass[/nom]On a side note. That F'n Porche advertisement on this page has no close option which is ungodly retarded.[/citation]

Firefox + Adblock Plus = The cure for most of your ad woes.
 

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whats the point? 85% of the real people who gets the annoying recaptha have to re-input those stupid letters and numbers 2 or 3 times because we can't even figure out what freakin' letter is which in that swirling headache!
 

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This explains why sometimes you can go through the captchas with random text. If they rely on the users to enter data, then it is no longer a check buy just an entry box, they don't have anything to compare against, ant it always passes. So if you see your street name on GMaps as "fghsdfs" don't be surprised.
 

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[citation][nom]everlast66[/nom]This explains why sometimes you can go through the captchas with random text. If they rely on the users to enter data, then it is no longer a check buy just an entry box, they don't have anything to compare against, ant it always passes. So if you see your street name on GMaps as "fghsdfs" don't be surprised.[/citation]

Each new word that cannot be read correctly by OCR is given to a user in conjunction with another word for which the answer is already known. The user is then asked to read both words. If they solve the one for which the answer is known, the system assumes their answer is correct for the new one. The system then gives the new image to a number of other people to determine, with higher confidence, whether the original answer was correct.
 

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[citation][nom]nicodemus_mm[/nom]Firefox + Adblock Plus = The cure for most of your ad woes.[/citation]
Or chrome + ABP....not being a fanboy, just saying. It's on chrome too. Don't know about IE, most likely it's not there.
 

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[citation][nom]ojas[/nom]Or chrome + ABP....not being a fanboy, just saying. It's on chrome too. Don't know about IE, most likely it's not there.[/citation]

flash block for chrome. kills the most annoying of ads
 
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