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    Paywall/Google incognito view

    For years I've enjoyed the "New York Times" and the "Washingtonian Post" via refreshing the view count of the paywalls via the Google "Incognito mode". They finally caught on. Here is an article showing the history behind it.

    https://www.niemanlab.org/2019/02/yo...ut-to-go-away/

    At the risk of violating the forum AUP. The Google Canary mode does what the link says.
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    Re: Paywall/Google incognito view

    There is no honor among thieves.

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    Re: Paywall/Google incognito view

    Quote Originally Posted by dilettante View Post
    There is no honor among thieves.
    You manage to squeeze something in about the Trump administration no matter what I post...
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    Re: Paywall/Google incognito view

    Chrome is getting ready to kill the ability to use ad blockers... That is bad enough.

    But more and more sites are detecting the ad blockers and not allowing people in.

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    Re: Paywall/Google incognito view

    That will be this fall and it is still open a bit what will be affected.

    https://www.tomsguide.com/us/chrome-...ews-30206.html
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    Re: Paywall/Google incognito view

    Another option is to block the ad server sites at the firewall level.

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    Re: Paywall/Google incognito view

    Quote Originally Posted by TysonLPrice View Post
    That will be this fall and it is still open a bit what will be affected.

    https://www.tomsguide.com/us/chrome-...ews-30206.html
    hmmmmm. Just how funny do you think you are When I clicked on your link a got:
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    Re: Paywall/Google incognito view

    Quote Originally Posted by jdc2000 View Post
    Another option is to block the ad server sites at the firewall level.
    I am pretty sure that doesn't work either. The page renders and claims that you're using an ad blocker.
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    Re: Paywall/Google incognito view

    Quote Originally Posted by abhijit View Post
    I am pretty sure that doesn't work either. The page renders and claims that you're using an ad blocker.
    Abhijit is right. The Washington Post detects if you're blocking ad servers by firewall since that works like an ad blocker, but there is a way to get around their ban to read their content, and if I mention it there's a good chance they'll sue me.

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    Re: Paywall/Google incognito view

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Porter View Post
    Abhijit is right. The Washington Post detects if you're blocking ad servers by firewall since that works like an ad blocker, but there is a way to get around their ban to read their content, and if I mention it there's a good chance they'll sue me.
    Th incognito method is working again....just make sure you have the latest Google Chrome update. It works on the New York Times also.
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