Jump to content
Not connected, Your IP: 54.236.58.220
bricksandmortar

Forced into captchas on new UK servers

Recommended Posts

Pretty much as the title...

On any of the new UK servers, if I try to do a google search, it insists on answering two captchas, then again with every subsequent click.


The older servers seem fine, any idea what causes this behaviour?

Share this post


Link to post

Google has become a real aggravating POS. Google needs/wants to know where you are located so Google can supplant Google ads to generate income.

 

I first switched to DuckDuckGo then later went to Startpage.

 

StartPage  uses Google but keeps you anonymous and send anonymous information to Google.

 

That is StartPage acknowledgement on their page.

Share this post


Link to post

Google has become a real aggravating POS. Google needs/wants to know where you are located so Google can supplant Google ads to generate income.

 

I first switched to DuckDuckGo then later went to Startpage.

 

StartPage  uses Google but keeps you anonymous and send anonymous information to Google.

 

That is StartPage acknowledgement on their page.

 

 

 

The solution:

Use a neutral, search friendly provider, like DuckDuckGo:

 

https://duckduckgo.com/

Or Startpage.com

 

Startpage is nice and all but when it starts wanting captchas too, that's when I say noty

Share this post


Link to post

I use duckduckgo most of the time, but sometimes it just doesn't give great results, image search for example. Startpage is just as bad for the captchas and, somewhat bizarrely, gives different search results than if you used Google (try it).

I used Disconnect search for a while, then that stopped working with Google as well.


Please don't get me wrong, I'm not a Google lover, I hate the entire ethos of the company but their search engine works better than the others as much as I hate to admit it, and with some basic privacy control, has been usable when necessary.

It does appear to be confined to UK servers at the moment, unless I just notice that from my point of view. Is it an issue with Air servers around the world?

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Security Check
    Play CAPTCHA Audio
    Refresh Image

×
×
  • Create New...