Working around the NY Times paywall in Firefox

Published: Jun 16, 2021
Reading time: 1 min
Tags: Formats, Linux, Snippets, Windows

I was recently linked to an interesting article on the New York Times website. However on trying to view this I was immediately blocked by the paywall despite this being the first article I’d read there.

Not to be deterred by this and not wanting to wipe any browsing history or caches I investigated the cause. As you’d expect the cause of this (and all of lifes problems) is JavaScript. To work around this, you can disable JavaScript temporarily to read the article: