On Fri, 5 Jun 2020 13:06:23 +1200, Peter Reutemann quoted:
'Websites are still capable of detecting when a
visitor is using
Chrome's incognito (private browsing) mode, despite Google's efforts
last year to disrupt the practice.'
Apropos this, here’s an article
from a creator of a Chrome extension that specifically defeats the
paywall on one particular site, that mentions advice from lawyers that
such code is illegal in the US under the Digital Millennium Copyright
Act. Of course other lawyers may disagree, but
Whether that interpretation would immunize the creation of software
built to bypass a paywall may have to wait for actual litigation.
And “actual litigation” is liable to be difficult, drawn-out, expensive
and painful for someone without access to a 6-figure-and-above legal
budget. In short, win or lose, it can totally bugger up your life.