Feeds

Plug-in pledges to rid web of Justin Bieber

Teen crooner blanked out

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Sick to death of Justin Bieber? Help is at hand.

Free Art & Technology (FAT) has launched a new browser application that promises to relieve thousands of internet users from unwanted Bieber references in TwitBook et al.

The Canadian teen idol's popularity has caused so much online irritation that Greg Leuch, a developer from FAT, created the add-on to tackle the issue.

Shaved Bieber

Bieber's Wiki page after being "shaved"

Dubbed the Shaved Bieber tool, the software lets users cut the young singer out of their peripheral vision once and for all.

Saved as a bookmark, or installed as a Firefox plug-in, the application replaces any Bieber mention or image with a censored block, leaving Twitter pages covered with patches like a 16-year-old after his first shave.

But with even minor mentions highlighted by the add-on, there is a worry that Bieber may be brought to your attention even more. However, most of us will take solace in the fact that while he may still be in your mind, his smug smile is no longer in your face. A worthy compromise. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
The Return of BSOD: Does ANYONE trust Microsoft patches?
Sysadmins, you're either fighting fires or seen as incompetents now
China hopes home-grown OS will oust Microsoft
Doesn't much like Apple or Google, either
Microsoft refuses to nip 'Windows 9' unzip lip slip
Look at the shiny Windows 8.1, why can't you people talk about 8.1, sobs an exec somewhere
This is how I set about making a fortune with my own startup
Would you leave your well-paid job to chase your dream?
Microsoft cries UNINSTALL in the wake of Blue Screens of Death™
Cache crash causes contained choloric calamity
Eat up Martha! Microsoft slings handwriting recog into OneNote on Android
Freehand input on non-Windows kit for the first time
Linux kernel devs made to finger their dongles before contributing code
Two-factor auth enabled for Kernel.org repositories
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?