Circumvent Wikipedia’s Blackout with Firefox and NoScript


Today the English version of Wikipedia is blacked out to protest the SOPA legislation that is on the books in the United States. Sources say that people wishing to access Wikipedia can still do so using the mobile version of the site; however, this is unnecessary as they are using simple Javascript to overlay the site content with the “Blacked Out” message.

To access Wikipedia from your computer today:

  1. Install the most recent version of firefox
  2. Install the NoScript addon

By default, NoScript blocks all javascript, the code used to blackout Wikipedia is prevented from running.

Read more about NoScript at Lifehacker.

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