Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New York Times paywall goes up;
Gothamist publishes end runs around it

Wallyg, flickr
The New York Times paywall, which purportedly cost $40,000,000 to code, evidently has some cracks, according to Gothamist.
  • You can delete the end of the URL—everything after the ".html" or anything that starts "&gwh="—and access the article.
  • Another suggestion, via Twitter: "'Private browsing' in Firefox seems to disable it, as does switching browser. Pointless.
  • Also clearing browser caches might work because of session cookies.

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