There are lots of things that are broken about the modern online experience – cookie nag boxes, newsletter popups and autoplay videos are high on the list.
But perhaps there’s nothing more annoying than CAPTCHAs.
Did you know that “CAPTCHA” stands for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”?
Yeah, neither did I.
Apple has a new proposal for killing them forever: Private Access Tokens.
Part of the iOS 16 beta, Private Access Tokens are privacy-friendly tokens that identify you as a human to participating websites.
Two big cloud computing providers have already signed on, and Apple is promoting the new system on its developer website.
The day that CAPTCHAs die can’t come soon enough.
– Leander Kahney, EIC.