[TUHS] Steve Bellovin recounts the history of USENET

Theodore Y. Ts'o tytso at mit.edu
Sat Nov 23 11:36:22 AEST 2019

On Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 04:00:34PM -0800, Kurt H Maier wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 05:21:20PM -0500, Henry Bent wrote:
> > 
> > Why do you say that?  I used a browser that was fully logged out of Google
> > and in paranoid/private settings mode and I could browse newsgroups, do
> > basic searching, etc. eg:
> > https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/net.unix-wizards/iris%7Csort:date
> Clicking on any entry in those search results prompts me to log in.
> Suffice it to say it is not satisfactory; TUHS is not the place to debug
> Google's software for them, so I'll drop the matter.

All I can say is that's not my experience.  I just dropped the above
link into an incognito browser window (so no cookies, logins, etc.),
and I was able to click on any of those links and read them.


					- Ted

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