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We are changing the direction of our blog. For years we have focused on publishing consistent articles promoting independent artists. We have always had a strict policy of using our blog only to promote and entertain. We as blog writers are journalist non the less. In the times we’re living we have a responsibility to educate more than entertain. We will be changing the direction of our blog to a more journal format.

Blog Entry 11/17/20

You Work for Google & You Work for Free

Google Uses reCAPTCHA to Train Its Artificial Intelligence for Driverless Cars

Thievery is always done under the guise of security. Multi-national companies like Google have swelled their yearly profits to over $100 billion. The four Big Tech companies Facebook, Apple, Alphabet aka Google, and Amazon combined annual revenue for 2019 was around $773 billion. That revenue stream rivals the gross domestic product (GDP) of Saudi Arabia. These companies are becoming more powerful than countries wielding more wealth and influence:

Facebook: $70.7 billion, in the same ballpark as Venezuela’s GDP.
Alphabet: $161.9 billion, a bit north of Ukraine’s GDP.
Apple: $260.2 billion, close to Vietnam’s GDP.
Amazon: $280.5 billion, around Pakistan’s GDP.

Companies like Google answer to very few and are growing their GDP like profits by working people for free. If you have ever solved a CAPTCHA to prove you are not a robot then you have worked for free. Those annoying little blurry lines and color background puzzles helped Google digitize its entire book archive. Google digitized its entire book archive and every New York Times newspaper printed since 1851. It did this without paying a single cent to anyone.

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