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Browser Extension to Bypass Media Sites Paywalls

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Browser Extension to Bypass Media Sites Paywalls

Bypass Paywalls is a web browser extension to help bypass paywalls for selected sites.

Installation Instructions

Google Chrome / Microsoft Edge (Custom sites supported)

  1. Download this repo as a ZIP file from GitHub.
  2. Unzip the file and you should have a folder named bypass-paywalls-chrome-master.
  3. In Chrome/Edge go to the extensions page (chrome://extensions or edge://extensions).
  4. Enable Developer Mode.
  5. Drag the bypass-paywalls-chrome-master folder anywhere on the page to import it (do not delete the folder afterwards).

Mozilla Firefox (Custom sites not supported)

Notes

  • Every time you open Chrome it may warn you about running extensions in developer mode, just click ✕ to keep the extension enabled.
  • You will be logged out for any site you have checked.
  • This extension works best alongside the adblocker uBlock Origin.
  • The Firefox version supports automatic updates.

Bypass the following sites’ paywalls with this extension:

Adweek


Algemeen Dagblad


American Banker


Ámbito


Baltimore Sun


Barron’s


Bloomberg Quint


Bloomberg


BN De Stem


Boston Globe


Brabants Dagblad


Brisbane Times


Business Insider


Caixin


Central Western Daily


Chemical & Engineering News


Chicago Tribune


Corriere Della Sera


Crain’s Chicago Business


Daily Press


De Gelderlander


De Groene Amsterdammer


De Stentor


De Speld


De Tijd


De Volkskrant


DeMorgen


Denver Post


Diario Financiero


Domani


Dynamed Plus


Eindhovens Dagblad


El Mercurio


El Pais


El Periodico


Elu24


Encyclopedia Britannica


Estadão


Examiner


Expansión


Financial News


Financial Post


Financial Times


First Things


Foreign Policy


Fortune


Genomeweb


Glassdoor


Globes


Grubstreet


Haaretz.co.il


Haaretz.com


Harper’s Magazine


Hartford Courant


Harvard Business Review


Harvard Business Review China


Herald Sun


Het Financieel Dagblad


History Extra


Humo


Il Manifesto


Inc.com


Interest.co.nz


Investors Chronicle
L’Écho


L.A. Business Journal


La Nación


La Repubblica


La Stampa


La Tercera


La Voix du Nord


Le Devoir


Le Parisien


Les Échos


Loeb Classical Library


London Review of Books


Los Angeles Times


MIT Sloan Management Review


MIT Technology Review


Medium


Medscape


Mexicon News Daily


Mountain View Voice


National Geographic


New York Daily News


NRC Handelsblad


NT News


National Post


Neue Zürcher Zeitung


New York Magazine


New Zealand Herald


Orange County Register


Orlando Sentinel


PZC


Palo Alto Online


Parool


Postimees


Quartz


Quora


Quotidiani Gelocal


Republic.ru


Reuters


San Diego Union Tribune


San Francisco Chronicle


Scientific American


Seeking Alpha


Slate


SOFREP


Statista


Star Tribune


Stuff


SunSentinel


Tech in Asia


Telegraaf


The Advertiser


The Advocate


The Age


The American Interest


The Athletic


The Athletic (UK)


The Atlantic


The Australian Financial Review


The Australian


The Business Journals


The Canberra Times


The Courier


The Courier Mail


The Cut


The Daily Telegraph


The Diplomat


The Economist


The Globe and Mail


The Herald


The Hindu


The Irish Times


The Kansas City Star


The Mercury News


The Mercury Tasmania


The Morning Call


The Nation


The National


The New Statesman


The New York Times


The New Yorker


The News-Gazette


The Olive Press


The Philadelphia Inquirer


The Saturday Paper


The Seattle Times


The Spectator Australia


The Spectator


The Sydney Morning Herald


The Telegraph


The Toronto Star


The Wall Street Journal


The Washington Post


The Wrap


TheMarker


Times Literary Supplement


Towards Data Science


Trouw


Tubantia


Vanity Fair


Vrij Nederland


Vulture


Winston-Salem Journal


Wired


World Politics Review


Zeit Online

Sites with limited number of free articles

The free article limit can normally be bypassed by removing cookies for the site.*

Install the Cookie Remover extension for Google Chrome or for Mozilla Firefox. Please rate it 5 stars if you find it useful.

When coming across a paywall click the cookie icon to remove the cookies then refresh the page.

*May not always succeed

New site requests

Only large or major sites will be considered. Usually premium articles cannot be bypassed as they are behind a hard paywall.

  1. Install the uBlock Origin extension if it hasn’t been installed already. See if you are still getting a paywall.
  2. Check if using Cookie Remover (Google Chrome version or Mozilla Firefox version) can bypass the paywall. If not, continue to the next step.
  3. First search Issues to see if the site has been requested already.
  4. Visit an article on the site you want to bypass the paywall for and copy the article title.
  5. Open up a new incognito window (Ctrl+Shift+N on Chrome) or Private window (Ctrl+Shift+P on Firefox), and paste the article title into Google.
  6. Click on the same article from the Google search results page.
  7. If it loads without a paywall you can submit a request and replace the entire template text with the word “Confirmed”. Otherwise please do not submit an issue as this extension cannot bypass it either.

Troubleshooting

  • This extension works best alongside uBlock Origin for Google Chrome or for Mozilla Firefox.
  • If a site doesn’t work, try turning off uBlock and refreshing.
  • Try clearing cookies.
  • Make sure you’re running the latest version of Bypass Paywalls.
  • If a site is having problems try unchecking “*General Paywall Bypass*” in Options.
  • If none of these work, you can submit an issue here.

Contributing – Pull Requests

PRs are welcome.

  1. If making a PR to add a new site, confirm your changes actually bypass the paywall.
  2. At a minimum these files need to be updated: README.md, manifest-ff.json, src/js/sites.js, and possibly src/js/background.js, and/or src/js/contentScript.js.
  3. Follow existing code-style and use camelCase.
  4. Use JavaScript Semi-Standard Style linter. Don’t need to follow it exactly. There will be some errors (e.g., do not use it on sites.js).

Show your support

  • Follow me on Twitter @iamadamdev for updates.
  • I do not ask for donations, all I ask is that you star this repo.

Disclaimer

  • This software is provided for educational purposes only and
    is provided “AS IS”, without warranty of any kind, express or
    implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability,
    fitness for a particular purpose and noninfringement. in no event shall the
    authors or copyright holders be liable for any claim, damages or other
    liability, whether in an action of contract, tort or otherwise, arising from,
    out of or in connection with the software or the use or other dealings in the
    software.

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FIFA 23 might be the best game soccer game yet for terrible sports fans, as it lets you turn off commentary that criticizes your bad playing.

Now that the early access FIFA 23 release time has passed, EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can hop into the game ahead of its full release. But as Eurogamer (opens in new tab) spotted, they’ll find a peculiar option waiting for them.

FIFA 23 includes a toggle to turn off ‘Critical Commentary’. The setting lets you silence all negative in-match comments made about your technique, so you can protect your precious ego even when you miss an open goal or commit an obvious foul. The more positive commentary won’t be affected. 

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The feature looks tailored toward children and new players, who don’t want to have their confidence wrecked within mere minutes of picking up the controller. But even experienced players who just so happen to be terrible at the game might benefit.

It’s not perfect, though. According to Eurogamer, the feature didn’t seem to work during a FIFA Ultimate Team Division Rivals match, with critical comments slipping through the filter. Still, who hasn’t benefited from a light grilling every now and then?

Polite commentary isn’t the only new addition in FIFA 23. It’s the first game in the series to include women’s club football teams, and fancy overhauled animations that take advantage of the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S’s new-gen hardware. EA will be hoping to end on a high, as FIFA 23 will be the last of its soccer games to release with the official FIFA licence.

If disabling critical commentary doesn’t improve your soccer skills, maybe building a squad of Marvel superheroes will. Although you might not do much better with Ted Lasso wandering the pitch.

FIFA 23 is set to fully release this Friday, September 30.

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We’re starting to hear more and more Google Pixel 7 leaks, with the launch of the phone just a week away, but tech fans might be getting a lot of déjà vu, with the leaks all listing near-identical specs to what we heard about the Pixel 6 a year ago.

It sounds like the new phones – a successor to the Pixel 6 Pro is also expected – could be very similar to their 2021 predecessors. And a new price leak has suggested that the phones’ costs could be the same too, as a Twitter user spotted the Pixel 7 briefly listed on Amazon (before being promptly taken down, of course).

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According to these listings, the Pixel 7 will cost $599 while the Pixel 7 Pro will cost $899, both of which are identical to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro starting prices. The leak doesn’t include any other region prices, but in the UK the current models cost £599 and £849, while in Australia they went for AU$999 and AU$1,299.

So it sounds like Google is planning on retaining the same prices for its new phones as it sold the old ones for, a move which doesn’t make much sense.


Analysis: same price, new world

Google’s choice to keep the same price points is a little curious when you consider that the specs leaks suggest these phones are virtually unchanged from their predecessors. You’re buying year-old tech for the same price as before.

Do bear in mind that the price of tech generally lowers over time, so you can readily pick up a cheaper Pixel 6 or 6 Pro right now, and after the launch of the new ones, the older models will very likely get even cheaper.

But there’s another key factor to consider in the price: $599 might be the same number in 2022 as it was in 2021, but with the changing global climate, like wars and flailing currencies and cost of living crises, it’s a very different amount of money.

Some people just won’t be willing to shell out the amount this year, that they may have been able to last year. But this speaks to a wider issue in consumer tech.

Google isn’t the only tech company to completely neglect the challenging global climate when pricing its gadgets: Samsung is still releasing super-pricey folding phones, and the iPhone 14 is, for some incomprehensible reason, even pricier than the iPhone 13 in some regions. 

Too few brands are actually catering to the tough economic times many are facing right now, with companies increasing the price of their premium offerings to counter rising costs, instead of just designing more affordable alternatives to flagships.

These high and rising prices suggest that companies are totally out of touch with their buyers, and don’t understand the economic hardship troubling many.

We’ll have to reach a breaking point sooner or later, either with brands finally clueing into the fact that they need to release cheaper phones, or with customers voting with their wallets by sticking to second-hand or refurbished devices. But until then, you can buy the best cheap phones to show that cost is important to you.

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He graduated in American Literature and Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. Prior to working in TechRadar freelanced in tech, gaming and entertainment, and also spent many years working as a mixologist. Outside of TechRadar he works in film as a screenwriter, director and producer.

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