A federal judge has dismissed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Google that alleges fraud because the media giant sometimes requires people wanting a free Gmail account to spend seconds filling out a two-word CAPTCHA—the second word of which is not for security purposes and instead provides an economic gain to Google unbeknownst to the user.
As we all know, CAPTCHA stands for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart.” They’re everywhere online, and are designed to do what they say. They usually ask online surfers to type in a word that appears on the screen to enable deeper access into a website and hopefully keep out bots.

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