Behind the Paywall

Behind the Paywall

Tired of paywalls? Let a machine dream up the articles you can't see.

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What is Behind the Paywall?
Behind the Paywall is a Chrome extension that uses artificial intelligence to generate articles hidden behind paywalls. It utilizes a text generating model trained on thousands of old articles from The New York Times to produce convincing articles using only the visible snippets of text.
Stats
This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2022-10-04
Users: 1,000+
Rating: 1.17 (6)
Version: 0.0.2 (Last updated: 2021-06-01)
Creation date: 2021-05-22
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • *://*.nytimes.com/*
Size: 318.46K
URLs: Website
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Summary

Behind the paywall is an experiment that uses artificial intelligence to dream up the article that is hidden behind the paywall.

A text generating model tries to complete a given article using its headline and lead as its input. The model has been trained on thousands of old articles from The New York Times. With this training, it’s able to output a surprisingly convincing article using just the snippets of text not hidden by the paywall.

📝📝 Important note📝 📝

The plugin is only designed for articles at https://www.nytimes.com/ and will not necessarily work on all of them. You will need a bit of patience when generating the articles, it typically takes a few minutes the first time you run it.

User reviews
it doesn't work
by NegativeGalaxy NegativeGalaxy, 2022-07-13

Its not even usable. Does not open at all.
by Deven Deven, 2022-05-27

Does not work
by Rebekka Smith Rebekka Smith, 2022-05-26
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Safety
Risk impact

Behind the Paywall may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Behind the Paywall may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

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