I like it when even Cloudflare starts to de-Google-ify.
"We recently migrated from Google's reCAPTCHA to the independent hCaptcha. It helps address a privacy concern inherent to relying on a Google service..."
@markosaric hCaptcha is arguably worse than reCaptcha with providers being paid some kind of crypto for using it. And we are talking Cloudflare here they're trying to show as much captcha as possible multiple times per page. Plus a11y concerns.
@nesc I am not really sure: cloudflare is a man-in-the-middle and I thought their encryption layer is corrupted... right? 🤔
@markosaric Cloudflare don't want to share our data with Google. That's all.
@markosaric well done. Now they only have to address a privacy concern inherent to relying on their own service 😄 👓 👍
@markosaric Well written article. I'm building my own website, so I liked some of the advices.
@weirdunix thank you!
You should disable the Web Application Firewall or change your web hosting provider.
@cuniculus hmm weird. is this on my blog or?
Yep, your blog, when visiting using Tor Browser.
@cuniculus thanks for letting me know. i know that they do some blocking of spam traffic/attempts automatically but i didn't know that it would affect tor too. sorry about that
From what we can see, Cloucflare are just as bad as #Google, if not worse.
We've not had a chance to understand hCaptcha.
We're cautious about feeding data to Cloucflare too.
We'd also like to point out that the #4G network is being decommissioned at this time to make way for so-called progress. The replacement is being done in large bursts now. Check your #publicNotices (if you live in #Australia, we don't know how this is announced in other countries).
@markosaric so the real reason is "we were missing out on the Chinese market and we want more coins"
@markosaric I already saw that change and I love it 👍 I've been a Cloudflare user for many years and their free service is great 👍 But I always had a problem with them showing anti-privacy Google captchas to my users while I did everything to optimize the privacy for my users.Google sucks 👎 The new Captcha provider looks very good.I started using it in my forms even before Cloudflare started using their service.So far I'm quite happy with their service 👍
@nipos good to hear!
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