Indiegala.com uses the new reCAPTCHA from Google.
If I login there using Safari (for the first time on that site) I get the ‘Click to show you are not a robot” and when I do I get logged in straight away.
If I login using Chromium when I tick the box I get shown an image matching task as I posted about here.
If I login using Firefox I don’t even get the chance to click anything and I am shown a very distorted couple of words and everything I enter is always wrong. So then I get shown some code to copy as I posted about here.
I clear cookies and all saved data in each browser when it closes so this behaviour by Google has to come down to 2 options as I see it.
- Google are using some sort of super cookie / evercookie.
- Google have fingerprinted my browser.
According to Panopticlick
Your browser fingerprint appears to be unique among the 5,186,229 tested so far.
Currently, we estimate that your browser has a fingerprint that conveys at least 22.31 bits of identifying information
Will also try blocking Google fonts/ajax.
And this is on top of uBlock, Privacy Badger and Ghostery.
Google are part of the problem. They are not part of any solution.
The Virtues of Moderation
This Article provides a novel taxonomy of moderation in online communities. It breaks down the basic verbs of moderation—exclusion, pricing, organizing, and norm-setting—and shows how they help communities walk the tightrope between the chaos of too much freedom and the sterility of too much control. Scholars studying the commons can learn from moderation, and so can policy-makers debating the regulation of online communities.
I can’t be bothered to do updates so I installed the Beta tester plugin a long time ago. Every night the blog updates to whatever the latest alpha/beta is. And overnight the blog reverted from 4.2-whatever to 4.1.1 which is annoying.
A long time ago there was a comment spam plugin which showed images. It was something like “Click the kittens to prove you are not a spambot”. It failed.
I think Google missed that bit. The failure bit.
There is a particular feminist whose views irritate the hell out of me. I don’t now read anything she writes but I do have to see her name when using certain sites I frequent. That alone irritates me. So I was delighted to find this Firefox extension – FoxReplace – because now instead of her name I see the term I have chosen to display. She would hate it but I love it. Makes my browsing so much nicer.
This is me
and I did this
I love Diablo.