reCAPTCHA is one of many "free" systems that are seemingly helpful and innocent, but are actually part of the #Google data-collection ecosphere.

If you are a #website / app #developer, consider using tools & APIs that do not collect user & system information.

If you must use a particular system that integrates with reCAPTCHA or similar, please provide them feedback that you would like alternatives to Google services.

Users, choose to solicit sites that value your #privacy and user data.

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I’ll need to explore some alternatives the next time I’m able to catch my breath at work; perhaps one of the ones listed at Switching Software (switching.software/replace/goo). The trick is going to be pulling down and installing something that doesn’t require a high level of server access.

understandably sways people with “convenience” & “ease” —for a price.

I have some reading in my future...

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