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6 hours ago, Carcassion said:

What sort of sites does it give free access to? It didn't help for FT or New Scientist. Or is this for more specialist sites ;)

 

Seems to work with economist 

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12 hours ago, MrPin said:

How does it work?

Possibly it's blocking/spoofing the third-party scripts that do the user validation. Outsourcing and centralising this stuff (indeed, doing it with client-side scripts in the first place) is not necessarily wise.

Clever stuff anyway, though I daresay there will be demands for the service to be taken down.

edit: tinypass is an example of a third-party validation service that introduces vulnerability.

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8 hours ago, swiss_democracy_for_all said:

My colleague moaned that I was helping to kill the press.

It’s true that good journalism needs to be paid for, but that hasn’t stopped the BBC being utterly shite and pushing their own narrative. 

So true. I'm paying for BBC journalism, and not getting it, so it's only right that other places step up to fill my gap (oo-er no don't titter) 

Not that it's easy to find genuine journalism these days. 

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NoScript for Chrome or Firefox does the same thing.  (As per the site linked it doesn't work for the FT who filter out the content server side for users who don't have access).

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10 hours ago, PaulParanoia said:

NoScript for Chrome or Firefox does the same thing.  (As per the site linked it doesn't work for the FT who filter out the content server side for users who don't have access).

Never understood why people struggle with ft. Copy the link you want to read, paste it into a Google and click through it there. . See my other thread about queue-it and spoofing user agent, that'll work for all of them. Im assuming that's how this site does it...

Nice idea but far too slow to process any link to be useful. 

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On 08/05/2020 at 01:03, spunko said:

Never understood why people struggle with ft. Copy the link you want to read, paste it into a Google and click through it there.

I've tried that a few times but it never works for me.

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