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Sick of Registering to Read the News?

A pile of News sites out there require visitors to setup accounts or register to read the contents of an article. They have reasons for doing this, obviously, but it's a pain in the ass to deal with. According to Amy, somebody has gone through the effort of going around to many of these sites, setting up phony accounts with a common username and password.

When you're asked to log in to a news site, try the userID freethepresses. If an e-mail address is required as the userID, enter: freethepresses@example.com

Then enter the password: freethepresses

So far, it works at The New York Times, Wash. Post, LA Times, Chicago Trib, among others.

And if you come across a site where that user/pass doesn't work, feel free to set it up.

Posted by Jake on 02/22/04 @ 10:00 AM
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