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Old 10th September 2019
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From https://www.forbes.com/sites/joetosc...d-the-internet :

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Why is it okay that the internet is designed to be a surveillance machine? Why isn’t it designed to be private by design? Is this how we want to carry on? Just because something is legal doesn’t mean it’s right. What would you like to see done? How would you like to see things changed?
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Ouch! Yes where is the privacy of our life? I am afraid to found what they got from me.
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Funny thing is, in those very rare occasions when I use google directly, more often than not the big G thinks I'm a bot.
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Funny thing is, in those very rare occasions when I use google directly, more often than not the big G thinks I'm a bot.
It is in that moment you have to mark lights, cars or bus in a picture? If so, me too!
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Funny thing is, in those very rare occasions when I use google directly, more often than not the big G thinks I'm a bot.
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It is in that moment you have to mark lights, cars or bus in a picture? If so, me too!
It's not just the two of you. And it's not really Google thinking you're a bot. It's more like Google perfecting their AI and object recognition algorithms and using you as testers.
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Ah ok, free testers and making a world of IA (automate car!). Enough Google.
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It's not just the two of you. And it's not really Google thinking you're a bot. It's more like Google perfecting their AI and object recognition algorithms and using you as testers.
Yes you're partly correct, I sometimes get that annoying captcha image learning tool, too.

But what I was primarily referring to is actually a very simple ascii text message from the main G page, that sometimes appears when I try to access their search engine. Something about "we've detected unusual traffic from your IP" etc. followed by the stats that my browser provides: user agent etc. Furthermore while all of this happened on a dynamically assigned IP address, there was no recent dial-in on my side, where the traffic of another user who might've been assigned the IP address before me, might have caused any automatic blocks on G's side. My IP usually stays for 24h. I've yet to find out what exactly triggers it. My search patterns, maybe? I don't know.
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Ah that one, yes! It happened to me too a couple of times in the past.

Perhaps there's a relatively limited number of available IP addresses where you live, so when anti-spam/fraud filters ban entire problematic IP ranges, you get flagged too.

Or perhaps Google's all-seeing eye noticed your location and thought it was dealing with a band of outlaws.
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Or perhaps Google's all-seeing eye noticed your location and thought it was dealing with a band of outlaws.
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Of Page and Brin
A thousand years from now,
And not because
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Or had a lofty brow.
While bonny good King RMS leads the great crusade he's on,
We'll all have to slave away for Larry P. and Sergei B.!
Incredible as they're inept,
Whenever the captcha pics are clicked
They'll call them the Phony Kings of G-land!
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