Topic: I'm a robot
Increasingly many sites make tor users answer Gaggle's (thank You, ppl - I first learned this name from your posts) CAPTCHA to access stuff. It used to require nonfree js, as mentioned here. Effectively, the sites "demanded that you either (1) let them track your location or (2) run a nonfree program".
Well, the CAPTCHA usually shown to me these days seems to work without scripts. It requires one to choose images with street signs or something like that, but does so with pure HTML+CSS checkboxes.
Hooray for software freedom and privacy!
Well, turns out It's not enough to make me happy. The thing is, Gaggle uses CAPTCHA solvers to train its neural networks. Some might consider it a positive use, but some people don't like Gaggle and don't want to be hepling it.
So, for some time now (a year maybe?), I've been refusing to solve these ReCAPTCHAs so as not to provide labour to Gaggle. The thing is, it's becoming increasingly hard to browse the web, as many sites won't even let me see a simple article if I don't solve this CRAPTCHA.
What used to be:
"sites demand that you either (1) let them track your location or (2) run a nonfree program"
"sites demand that you either (1) let them track your location or (2) provide free machine-learning labour to G"
What do You all think? Any ideas?
Perhaps it would be possible to solve the audio version of CAPTCHA instead? Or are answers to it also used for something? It doesn't work without js, though. Would probably require significant amount of hacking to write own code to extract the audio.
I'm not sure "Philosophy" is the right bucket to put thic topic in, but none seemed better... I guess even some freesw enthusiasts may refuse to support my case here, given machine-learning libraries Gaggle develops (there is some Apache2.0-licensed thing)...