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Has EXPSHIELD stopped worked with the new BBC site?

This is what has happened to me. I get my UK IP, but still get recognised as an outside UK viewer.

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I got bbc twice after the new iplayer was rolled out but then no joy. The only improvement is that the message telling you its only available in the UK is not as ugly as it was before. I've tried reinstalling expat-shield and tried switching to google chrome but no difference. Seems to be a general lack of noise about it on the web so far, not sure why ??

Posted on May 25, 2014


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