Google Announces Purchase of ReCAPTCHA Service

by admin September 17, 2009 at 5:24 pm

Boston (DbTechNo) – Internet search engine giant has just purchased a leading anti-fraud tool for an undisclosed dollar amount.

The tool is called ReCAPTCHA and is a security option used by many web sites requiring registration or selling merchandise.

ReCAPTCHA is simple to use, and works by administering a word puzzle that a person must correctly solve before they are allowed to proceed with their registration or purchase.

The anti-fraud tool was created to make it impossible for spammy activity on web sites, as it is not possible for a computer program to navigate the page because of the complex workings of each individual puzzle.

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