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Is it possible to use Google Recaptcha to block bots from stealing images

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My boss has asked my to implement Google Recaptcha on our site to verify users and not bots are looking at a section of our site that has live camera feeds on it.

The camera feeds come to us via a third party API so we don’t own them. To get this to work, every 30 mins we fetch key from their API (via a PHP script running a cron job) and append it to the URL string for the camera.

We have been told that bots are parsing the URL’s associated with the camera images and stealing them (even though they change every 30 mins).

Anyhow, apparently we have been told we can use Google Recaptcha to hide or perhaps test whether the person fetching our URL is not a bot. But I have not idea how or if that’s possible but I figured I’d ask for some advice.

I have the Recaptcha working now on the public facing part of the site so that a user can’t see the image feeds until you verify through their widget, but apparently this isn’t enough.

Any ideas how to make this work.

Oh I almost for got. The frontend is all JavaScript and uses Angular 1.5. It makes a backing call to a PHP script via an Ajax call to test the response from Google’s end.

Thanks in advance.

Source: AngularJS

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