New Captcha system uses empathy to distinguish humans from bots

An activist group called Civil Rights Defenders has developed a new Captcha system to keep spambots out and inform users of global civil rights issues. The new system presents a human rights question, like the one pictured above, and asks users how it makes them feel. The correct answer, the organization says, is the one “showing compassion and empathy.” While the new approach may provoke trolls into saying threats from extremist groups make them feel “aroused,” it’s still a unique and informative service for those interested in or unaware of human rights issues. Right now Civil Rights Defenders offers an API and a PHP library, and the program is available in both English and Swedish.


About Nlyten

I have always been a tech enthusiast, to the point where i have become an addict. Tech to me is crack; Always trying to get my fix every chance i get ! I have always loved sharing anything that fascinates me which again 90% of the time is about tech related content. I used to share content on Google Reader Shared pages ( but after their not so brilliant idea to shut it down i felt i needed a new platform where i could share and distribute content and thats how came about. So keep reading and get Nlyten ed !

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: