The Morning After: iOS 16 might let you skip those anti-bot login tests

by mcdix

Apple’s next update to its iPhone operating system may help you avoid the CAPTCHA antibot systems that stand between you and some web logins. Apple teased a Private Access Token system in iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura that skips CAPTCHAs altogether for some apps and websites. Enable an automatic verification feature, and supporting sites use iCloud to verify your Apple ID and device, presenting a token proving you are trustworthy. Owning an iOS device (and Apple ID) can be enough to prove you’re a sentient, possibly lazy creature. — Matt Smith

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And the cooling system is even better than the original.

Do-it-yourself benefits

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And who needs them?

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iOS 16

The app also notifies you when someone joins a call.

You can now mute and message specific people in your group conversations on WhatsApp. The first should be especially useful when someone may not be aware that everyone else can hear what’s happening in the background of their home or office. The company has also added a banner to notify you when someone joins a group chat.

The ban is aimed at shopping bags, takeaway containers, and stir sticks.


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