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Offline Sparks

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American online newspapers unavailable from Europe
« on: March 23, 2019, 08:44:53 am »
This is an example of a message which I get almost every day when trying to read links from the forum:

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1988-03-14-mn-715-story.html
"Ministry Makes $150 Million a Year : Rich Life Style Reflects Swaggart Empire's Wealth"

While most of our pages are available in a version of latimes.com created for European Union users, some are currently unavailable. We are engaged on the issue and committed to identifying technical compliance solutions to this problem. Thanks for your interest in the Los Angeles Times.

The reason is the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, which American news outlets are very aware of:

https://eugdpr.org/  —  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Data_Protection_Regulation

Background info: https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2018/3/26/17164022/gdpr-europe-privacy-rules-facebook-data-protection-eu-cambridge

There is a way around this for readers in Europe, and for their benefit I will soon be back with suggestions.