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How to Bypass a Paywall

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I had clicked on a link to an interesting Harvard Business Review article on Facebook only to find a big overlay telling me to log in. These things have become standard these days, but this one didn’t have any link to close the overlay. The only option was to sign up (not actually pay in this case). I didn’t like this, so I used Chrome developer tools to hide the overlay. Just right click on a part the overlay and look for a high z-index in the CSS. Change it to a negative value, and voila! This video shows you how: