These guys provide you with the same protection against robot hacks that Google's reCAPTCHA does, but . . . . . you're not feeding Google's Big Data machine. I like that.
I wouldn't have a problem with reCAPTCHA if I thought Google's mantra was still Don't be Evil.
It isn't. Google is.
hCaptcha are privacy- and security-focused. CCPA and GDPR friendly. Free to publishers, but when you get big enough, you can pay for added features.
Brilliant. Count me in. Count yourself in too.
The New Age of Intelligence
I'd been at a conference in Chicago, and on the way home, a chap I'd met there texted me to say he was sending me a book he'd just read.
What a delightful chap, methinks. (Which he is.) From the title, I inferred it would be about AI. Strange, AI and tech generally hadn't been a talking point at the conference, but I thought nothing of it. It arrived a week later.
And it rocked my world.
Up to that point, I had heard about Edward Snowden, and paid him lip service.
The New Age of Intelligence is a scant 55 pages long, but I was hard-pressed to finish it in a week. Two chapters was as much as my cerebellum could tolerate in one sitting.
By the end of it, I knew two things:
(1) Digest as much of the authors’ brains as my brain will absorb. In Paul Rosenberg’s case, that’s not too hard. Go to Free Man's Perspective. Plus he’s written other books as well, including two novels. Jonathan Logan, on the other hand, has a website (https://opaque.link/) to which he posts sporadically, but otherwise stays well under the radar.
(2) We’re all screwed. Snowden did his thing in 2013, and have we wised up? Hell no, things are even worse.
Well, we’re not necessarily screwed. Not if we do something about it. But it is going to be one hell of a turbulent ride. This site is in significant measure a response to this book.
Am I now a conspiracy theorist. I think not. Read it yourself and decide.
Production versus Plunder