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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Tor - a way to read NYT articles 

You may have read that the NYT deployed their ad-serving technology to stop UK-based browsers from seeing this article. (In the UK we see this.)

The BBC deploy similar technology to prevent overseas viewers seeing content meant only for licence fee payers.

Tor wasn't designed to get round these restrictions (it's an anonymous proxy network), but it does a pretty good job and with the Firefox plug-in it works really well.

The url of the original article no longer works. Did you keep a copy of it?
It does if you're not in the UK.

If you install Tor (which isn't too hard) you should be able to see it.

I can't post it here, because it's sub judice.
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