Apple will let Mac, iPad, and iPhone users skip annoying CAPTCHAs

CAPTCHA verification that forces users to prove they’re not a robot by identifying squiggly letters or clicking on images of traffic lights will become an annoyance of the past for Mac, iPad, and iPhone users with Apple’s upcoming macOS Ventura, iPadOS 16, and iOS 16 operating systems.

Apple will let Mac, iPad, and iPhone users skip annoying CAPTCHAs

Ivan Mehta for TechCrunch:

The company is introducing a new automatic verification setting — which will live under Settings > Apple ID > Password & Security > Automatic Verification — which will verify you as a human to a website or an app without filling out a CAPTCHA.

“Bypass CAPTCHAs in apps and on the web by allowing iCloud to automatically and privately verify your device and account,” Apple’s description of the feature on iOS reads.

In a presentation at the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), Apple argued that CAPTCHAs are cumbersome to fill out for users, don’t often follow privacy best practices by tracking a user’s IP address, and they could block out users with disabilities who find it difficult to complete a CAPTCHA challenge.

The company said, instead, that websites can use Private Access Tokens (PATs) to verify that a human is accessing them.

MacDailyNews Take: Good riddance!

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      1. Nope, no bias, just facts. Llibturds need constant reminders of their stupidity. It’s a public service.

        If you remembered that you were stupid, you would not have made that comment. You need more reminders!

        1. Clearly you BRIALLANT rightists are allowed to hand out insults though.
          The privileged followers of the ex-Conman-in-Chief are above reproach.
          My bad…..

        2. My spelling error, is that all you got?

          “ex-Conman-in-Chief” Oh, from not taking a joke, now to trotting out cutesy putdowns of the best first term president in history.

          NO, the Conman-In-Chief conned YOU into voting for him. Bragging about his vast 47-year SWAMP EXPERIENCE (i.e. grifter) while he proclaimed the only candidate standing toe to toe and staring down Putin and other dictators, now occupies the oval office.

          Time for a history lesson: Putin invaded Ukraine not long after Biden took office — did not happen under Trump.

          Taliban in Afghanistan methodically for months sacked military bases and cities one by one, moving closer and closer to Kabul, and Biden’s response: we were surprised they surrounded and took control of the Capital so quickly — did not happen under Trump.

          The worst troop pullout in the history of the military in Afghanistan resulting in 13 soldiers killed and thousands of American citizens LEFT BEHIND — did not happen under Trump.

          Over $5.00 for gasoline breaking records and more than DOUBLED in 1.5 years — did not happen under Trump.

          Record food prices and baby food shortages — did not happen under Trump.

          Supply chain issues causing shortages of goods in every store in America — did not happen under Trump.

          The cost of EVERYTHING you buy from groceries, eating out, insurance, utilities, new cars, used cars, home building, housing, rent, heating, taxes, and on and on as a RESULT of the highest INFLATION in 40 years — DID NOT HAPPEN under Trump!

          The lesson here for the DIM BULB leftists, Trump’s astonishing economic accomplishments and government records were set before Covid, at the same time while being investigated by Mueller for two years at a cost of over $30 million dollars finding NOTHING, hate filled Pelosi the first Speaker of the House ripping up the president’s speech behind his back at the come together State of the Union DEMEANING the office, and WORSE, two partisan sham impeachments that mean nothing and accomplished nothing.

          The man is a mighty rock — STILL STANDING TALL — under relentless Democrat and Big Media attacks to this day, fighting for the people of this country, rallies with attendance numbers we have never seen before, winning over 74 million votes — more votes than any other presidential candidate has ever WON!

          Only a moron would IGNORE massive numbers and amounts of record achievements and simply flip him off. A Con-Man will never in a million years achieve what Trump has accomplished…

    1. How’s this for libturd stupidity: “Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer refers to women as ‘menstruating people”

      Hey, how about a Supreme Court judge that can’t define “woman?”

      I got it, let’s put a mentally ill, obese “trans thing” in charge of mental and physical health!

      Defend those you stupid, fucking idiots!!!!! Too fucking stupid to know you are stupid.

      1. @First/Sam/Becky:

        You ought to learn to spell before accusing others of being stupid. Way to demonstrate your low IQ!

        Yours is precisely the class of voters that Drumph hoodwinked. Wise up and stop shilling for the most dishonest politician since Tricky Dick. This, be the way, is an objectively provable fact. You know how facts are established, don’t you?

        1. Know how stupid the average libturd is? Half of them are dumber than that and you keep proving that you are in the bottom half.

          You are like a slinky. Good for nothing, but fun to watch fall down the steps.

        2. It’s really funny to see people so fucking stupid that they support a lying, corrupt, racist dementia patient and whore try to insult people far, far smarter than them

          No words can adequately describe libturd stupidity

  1. Honest question. I too look forward to no CAPTCHAs. Yet the article says, “Bypass CAPTCHAs in apps and on the web by allowing iCloud to automatically and privately verify your device and account,” Apple’s description of the feature on iOS reads.

    My question is if it’s using my iCloud account, how is this not opening another door to tracking? Honestly asking.

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