Use hCaptcha or Geetest instead of ReCAPTCHA
The CAPTCHA on the verification page uses Google's captcha service, which is absolutely terrible for privacy reasons. Please consider some alternatives such as hCaptcha or Geetest. (In addition, with hCaptcha you get paid for every time a user completes a captcha, instead of that labour going towards trainging Google's AI).
Many times Google's service doesn't work, other times it goes on and on many times before verification. Extremely annoying. Sometimes I never can access because of it.
hCaptcha please! I use Privacy pass, and don't have to complete them so much then.
Google Captcha also refuses to load with Tor ("Your computer or network may be sending automated queries. To protect our users, we can't process your request right now. For more details visit our help page") or requires you to solve 3+ captchas. Additionally with Tor the alternative audio captcha isn't available. There are many free and effective captcha providers, which don't discriminate against Tor users and which include accessible audio options.
Privacy concerns aside, I actually just have a lot of issues with ReCAPTCHA with ProtonVPN. ReCAPTCHAs frequently fail to load, time out, or give me 8 or more pages of human verification checks. It would be great to use a service that was more friendly to Proton services like ProtonVPN.
Of course the privacy element of data sharing with Google, but even more important to me than whatever Google gets from me with ReCAPTCHA is simply being able to log into a website that has these forms. Often I have issues logging into websites that use ReCAPTCHA when I am connected to ProtonVPN.
Peter A commented
I agree with this. This is very annoying as a uBlock Origin user.
Joan Romero commented
Absolutely agree with this request and was personally very surprised when I saw the Google captcha being used by ProtonMail 🤦🏻♂️