Friday 23 February 2018

Force Block will keep you safe from The Force Awakens spoilers

Force Block
Force Block

Emma Clark

A Chrome extension called Force Block should help you go into a screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoiler-free.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been unveiled to press and some of the public, which means the next few days are risky when browsing online. But the Force can aid you if you're trying to avoid having things spoiled on you.

A Chrome extension called Force Block will block pages containing spoilers from Star Wars: The Force Awakens thanks to its "smart pattern detection." It also has a whitelist for false alarms.

If it detects that there's a potential for a spoiler on a page, you'll see the message below. If you continue after that, you've only yourself to blame.

Unfortunately, the only way to tell if it's worked or failed is to actually see a spoiler. So your best judgement and caution are still required when perusing websites online. Anywhere with a comments section is particularly risky, but you just never know where a spoiler will appear. If you're determined to know absolutely nothing, you may just want to walk away from your computer.

You don't have to stay off the internet for long. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released on December 17th.

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