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Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Newspaper logins

Many newspaper stories require an account login in order to access them these days. Apparently print media is not satisfied with merely providing poor news quality; they want to take away people's privacy too. Being a privacy advocate, I always enjoy evading these silly attempts to collect data on users. You can too. When you are confronted with a newspaper site that prompts for a login, use the following information...

E-mail address (if asked): mailinator@mailinator.com
Username (if asked): mailinator
Password: mailinator

This will work at most newspaper sites. If not, simply create a new account with this information so that others may enjoy privacy-enhanced surfing. Stick it to the man.

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