DIGETHIX 12: CAPTCHAs, Bots, and Informed Conset with Bernd Dürrwächter

Seth and Bernd Dürrwächter discuss the role of CAPTCHAs and bots in our automated systems and the potential obstacle they pose to people making informed decisions. Bernd is principal at AnalyticDimensions.com, a consultancy for big data analytics & data science projects. Bernd has been advising the podcast from the beginning, using insights from his decades of industry experience.

The key questions for this episode are: How can companies properly inform their users so that they can make informed decisions about what they are doing? Why is it that we have to prove to your technical systems that we are human? How should we think about the tradeoffs between security and convenience?

Potentially Helpful Articles:

https://www.imperva.com/blog/bad-bot-report-2021-the-pandemic-of-the-internet/

https://www.imperva.com/resources/reports/Imperva_BadBot_Report_V2.0.pdf

https://xkcd.com/936/

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/oct/04/shoshana-zuboff-surveillance-capitalism-assault-human-automomy-digital-privacy

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/updated-russian-man-turns-tables-on-bank-changes-fine-print-in-credit-card-agreement-then

https://www.darkpatterns.org/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQbjdaHIZ_k