Why does Google think I may be a robot when using F-Secure
When using a Google service, such as Google Search,
you may be asked to confirm that you're not a robot when you're using F-Secure
This is also known as a CAPTCHA check. There are different versions of
CAPTCHA checks in the various Google services. The most common is just a simple
checkbox but some others may ask you to type in words from pictures or to
select certain photos from a screenful of different pictures.
The reason why Google does this to FREEDOME users is most likely the
There is a large amount of FREEDOME users accessing Google services at
the same time and they are coming from the same FREEDOME IP addresses. Each
FREEDOME server in each virtual location has its own IP address, and all the
users of that server share that same IP address. This also enhances the privacy
of our users.
Google, however, sometimes flags this behavior suspicious - they may
see, for example searches in 10 different languages for 10 different topics at
the same time, all originating from the same address. To ensure that you are
not a robot doing potentially malicious things, Google may sometimes display a
CAPTCHA check before allowing you to use the Google Search or other Google
A CAPTCHA check like this cannot be used to identify you.