Here come the dark mode browsers -- and websites - CNET

Most major publications that rely on paywalls to drive subscriptions offer visitors a number of free articles per month. Once your quota for the month is finished, you can either wait until the next month or subscribe. One way users got around this paywall was by using the incognito mode in Google Chrome but developers later added some code to check if the visitor was using incognito mode. If it was detected, they wouldn’t even be allowed to read the free articles. The next Chrome release will make it easier to bypass this restriction. It’s easy for publishers like the New York Times and Bloomberg, for example, to enforce their limits when users are not in incognito mode. They just use cookies to track how many articles the visitor had read and then show the paywall when their quota is up.Cookies are blocked in incognito so the method doesn’t work which is why they started adding code to close the loophole which allowed people to read as many articles that they wanted. Google is going to l

Here come the dark mode browsers -- and websites - CNET

This is a dark web you can get behind -- once developers embrace the ability to bypass glaring white websites.

Tue 18 Jun 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Here come the dark mode browsers -- and websites - CNET, Sat 15 Jun 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Next Chrome Release Will Making Bypassing Paywalls Easier

Most major publications that rely on paywalls to drive subscriptions offer visitors a number of free articles per month. Once your quota for the month is finished, you can either wait until ...

Mon 17 Jun 19 from Ubergizmo

Chrome can display websites in dark mode, if you want it to

If you like using dark mode in your apps, Chrome is going one better -- it now supports dark mode for websites as well. Simply enable the new feature and if developers are making use ...

Fri 14 Jun 19 from Engadget

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