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That image link is protected by cloudflare too! Irony intended?

The sad and depressing state of the Web in 2019: proprietary third-party JavaScript and cookies are required to view a simple, innocent JPG.

And it'll only get worse. From the article:

> "If you have a Google account it’s more likely you are human"

So, in the future if we don't keep signed into our google account(and let google know every article we read and every website we browse), we'll be cut off from the half of the internet or even more. The amount of control a handful of companies have over the internet is suffocating to know!

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