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Turnstile is Cloudflare’s latest attempt to rid the web of CAPTCHAs

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Cloudflare is testing a new kind of CAPTCHA that tests your browser instead of you. The company calls it Turnstile, and it’s designed to spare us from performing those mundane click-the-traffic-light kinds of tasks to verify you’re a human and not a bot.

Turnstile is being presented as “a user-friendly, privacy preserving alternative” to CAPTCHA. According to a press release, it will get rid of the interactive challenges used to verify people, which Cloudflare says normally take an average of 32 seconds to pass, and reduce the entire process to one second.

An interaction-free test that reduces confirmation time to one second

Instead of presenting a visual puzzle to a user, Turnstile applies one of many browser challenges that it rotates…

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