BostonGlobe.com disables articles when your browser’s in private mode

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Minimalist, May 19, 2017.

  1. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    https://arstechnica.com/information...onger-lets-you-read-articles-in-private-mode/
     
  2. mirimir

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    Sure, but there's always Google's cache :)
     
  3. Minimalist

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    Didn't think about this option :)
    Personally I would browse in normal mode and delete cache after each visit.
     
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  5. Minimalist

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    @itman
    I didn't mean disabling local storage. Just closing a browser and using CCleaner or something similar to delete cache.
     
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    I believe the Globe is checking temp storage for prior info it stored there? If it doesn't find it, it will block access to the site.

    In any case, "good riddance" to the Globe and just read another print source.
     
  7. Minimalist

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    In this case first time visitors wouldn't be able to get to site.

    I agree :thumb:
     
  8. mirimir

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    OK, so I just actually checked. They use JavaScript to detect private mode :) Also, even if you allow JavaScript, Reader View bypasses the block ;)
     
  9. Stefan Froberg

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    Hmmm... for me the warning is not triggered in private incognito window session, even tought I have JavaScript enabled.
    Must be my privoxy config that bypasses Forbes primitive paywall too (they just check your User-Agent to decide if to let you read their articles)

    Maybe globe has something similar going on?

    Edit: Ach! Spoke too soon. They did manage to catch my private incognito window
     
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