Dear web developers and admins,
please stop embedding Google's hideous #ReCaptcha into your websites. Its algorithm is faulty, forcing regular users to click dozens or even hundreds of fire hydrants, bicycles, or traffic lights each day. It puts a 'suspicious activity' flag on users who won't obey to Google's business model - such as people who don't sign into Chrome, use anonymity VPNs, or use browser extensions to suppress common tracking mechanisms. Enough is enough. Stop it.

@kernpanik As a developer, I've pledged to stop using all google tools on all my clients' sites. True story: google now flags as malvertising sites who use their privacy-focused competitors (Matomo) for analytics.

Do you have any evidence for this can I look this up somewhere or do you even have links to this?
I can imagine this very well and is technically not a huge thing to implement this so, it's more about how Google abuses their power.


@kubikpixel @mkindred @kernpanik I think it will be hard to provide evidence for that. But I can understand them doing this. I don't have trust in them anymore.

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@adnan360 @kubikpixel @kernpanik Indeed it's very difficult to get answers from G. Based on the circumstances, I know that they flagged my clients' sites for using Matomo Analytics. I can't prove motive.

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