Times Bandit

Times Bandit

A browser extension that temporarily clears some of the tracking data that nytimes.com stores in the browser.

What is Times Bandit?

Times Bandit is a Firefox add-on by fermentationist. This add-on has 17 daily active users and a good user rating of 4.00. The latest version, 1.0.3, was updated 4 years ago.

Stats date:
Users: 17 ▼ -1
Rating: 4.00 (4)
Version: 1.0.3 (Last updated: 2019-07-14)
Creation date: 2019-07-13
Weekly download count: NaN
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • activeTab
  • tabs
  • storage
  • cookies
  • *://*.nytimes.com/*
Size: 23.34K
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge
Times Bandit is a browser extension that clears data that nytimes.com stores locally on the user's machine. When the limit of free articles has been reached, clicking the extension icon will reset the tracking data, allowing access to more free content.

It will delete all of the non-HttpOnly cookies stored locally by nytimes.com, clear both local and session storage, and then reload the current url.
User reviews
Does not work as of June 2021.
by Jean, 2021-06-13

Works great. If the page is obscured just click the addon once and it's cleared. NYT net income is $139.4M for 2019, no need to feel guilty. https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/nyt/financials

by Cybo1927, 2019-10-30
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Risk impact

Times Bandit requires some risky permissions and may not be safe to use. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

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Risk likelihood

Times Bandit has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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