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Google Puts Valentine’s Day-Themed CAPTCHAs All Over The Web Google Puts Valentine’s Day-Themed CAPTCHAs All Over The Web

Google is really getting into the spirit of Valentine’s Day this year. Not only did they have a doodle, they had a different doodle for the U.S. than they did the rest of the world, and it was a very …

Google Using ReCAPTCHA to Crowdsource Street View Addresses Google Using ReCAPTCHA to Crowdsource Street View Addresses

Gizmodo is reporting that ReCAPTCHA is now using street view address images its spam filter as one of those words you have to put in to verify you’re human. Their article quotes Google as saying: We’re currently running an experiment …

Google Acquires CAPTCHA Company
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Google announced today that it has acquired reCAPTCHA, a company that provides CAPTCHAs to over 100,000 sites around the web.

Perhaps you’re thinking that Google was inspired by a patent recently granted to Microsoft for advertising via the CAPTCHA. Maybe Google will be the first to offer AdWords in CAPTCHAs. Maybe "relevant" CAPTCHA text.