New York Times Closes Every Cheapskate’s Favorite Paywall Loophole

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By: Joe Coscarelli | New York Magazine

When the New York Times launched its online paywall almost exactly two years ago, the free content crowd didn’t whine too loudly because of the plentiful workarounds. Links from social media were not counted toward the monthly article limit, and switching browsers or clearing cookies put the meter back to zero, leaving some analysts to refer to it as more of a pay fence (“climbable and purposely porous”).

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