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Re: Interesting development with CAPTCHA

From: Léonie Watson <tink@tink.uk>
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2017 11:47:08 +0000
To: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Cc: W3C WAI Accessible Platform Architectures <public-apa@w3.org>
Message-ID: <77b496b1-abab-c50f-cfce-f3dc6d87f369@tink.uk>

On 28/10/2017 19:18, Janina Sajka wrote:
> Thanks, Leonie:
> 
> Two quick comments ...
> 
> Léonie Watson writes:
>> Janina,
>>
>> This might be of interest to the RQTF working on the CAPTCHA document. It
>> reports that AI has been used to successfully solve a CAPTCHA:
>> http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-41775968
> 
> 
> 1.)	Interestingly, the above URI won't resolve, at least not the
> past few hours. I can resolve bbc.com, but not www.bbc.com; yet an http
> request to bbc.com gets redirected to www.bbc.com. Seems someone's
> might have gotten their web server and DNS configs misaligned?
> 

Possibly, yes. Although I realise that I was outside of the UK at the 
time I copied the URL. Now back in the UK, it resolves through to:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-41775968

> 2.)	Can you confirm whether the BBC news item is about the article in Science?
> 
> http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2017/10/26/science.aag2612

Yes, it seems to be the same thing.

> 
> Jason spotted this one yesterday, and I now have a todo about checking
> for their policy on persistent URIs, as I expect we'll want to cite this
> article in any Captcha Note rewrite.
> 
> Thanks again for flagging this.

No problem.

> 
> Janina
> 
> 
>>
>> -- 
>> @LeonieWatson @tink@toot.cafe tink.uk carpe diem
> 

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