First of all: Sorry for the rant. Sometimes I get angry at a large portion of the world.
Some time ago Fairphone tooted about a free online course about Circular Economy. It’s a course on the online platform Coursera provided by the Lund University in Sweden.
I created a free account on Coursera and started the course as well as some other courses on sustainable economy provided by Lund University as well as some other universities.
Today Coursera added G%§$e’s re-Captcha to their site and won’t log me in anymore without selling my soul to the devil.
I tried to contact their support team, but I can’t use the contact form without logging in.
I tried to mail firstname.lastname@example.org, but I only get an automatic response saying this email address is no longer used and to use the contact form instead. I tried the only real email address I could find - email@example.com - but only got an automatic response saying these emails are filtered for support requests which are not answered.
There is no phone number and not even a street address I could send a letter to.
Do I really have to go to the supreme court to fight for my right to contact organizations without having to give my data to G%§$e?
And why are there no anti re-Captcha campaigns by the likes of the FSF or EFF yet?
F*** all the website maintainers who
- implement re-Captcha or other G%§$e anti-services (like googletagmanager on this very forum)
- can’t set up their sites to be accessed via https
- won’t let you access the sites with an adblocker enabled
- put social media like/follow-buttons on their websites
- fail to set up the website so it works without java script