July 15, 2020

Bizarre internet ‘dot’ glitch lets you watch ad-free YouTube vids and bypass paywalls

By Michael Simon

Anyone who uses the internet to read stories and watch videos more than they should knows about ad blockers. But they might not know this crazy trick: If you add an extra “dot” immediately after the “.com” but before the slash, you can avoid ads on YouTube and other videos and even bypass free article reading limits on many sites.

As first discovered by Redditor unicorn4sale, the trick has been proven to work on YouTube and several news sites that offer a limited number of free articles before throwing up a paywall. It does not work for sites that are completely subscription-supported, such as the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times, however. It also works on smartphones if you request the desktop version.

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Source:: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3562337/bizarre-internet-dot-glitch-lets-you-watch-ad-free-youtube-vids-and-bypass-paywalls.html#tk.rss_all