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Beware of CNN and its videos....

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Distinguished Professor IV

Beware of CNN and its videos....

It appears that CNN has now found further ways to negate one's ability to block videos from automatically playing.  I had stupidly left a CNN page open and subsequently blew through 369MB of data while videos kept playing.  No longer does my browser spoofer, which I had set to Android for CNN, stop videos from playing.  SMH.  What a way to waste 369MB of data. Smiley Sad Smiley Sad Smiley Sad


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Distinguished Professor II

Re: Beware of CNN and its videos....

For CNN, you can use their text only version:  https://lite.cnn.com/en

Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Beware of CNN and its videos....


@maratsade wrote:

For CNN, you can use their text only version:  https://lite.cnn.com/en


I didn't even know that existed.  Interesting.  


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Distinguished Professor II

Re: Beware of CNN and its videos....

There aren't many text only places left. I know only 3:

CNN (https://lite.cnn.io/en)

NPR (https://text.npr.org/)

Christian Science Monitor (https://www.csmonitor.com/layout/set/text/textedition)

 

Wish there were more.