Instapaper, which was blocked in the European Union, is now working again.
The bookmarking service wasn’t ready for GDPR, the EU privacy law, so the site’s owners opted to block EU residents from accessing the site while they made the necessary changes. We offered a workaround, but it’s no longer necessary.
Here’s Brian Donohue & Rodion Gusev, writing on the official Instapaper blog:
…today we are bringing back Instapaper to European Union users. Over the past two months we have taken a number of actions to address the General Data Protection Regulation, and we are happy to announce our return to the European Union.
And there’s more good news: EU residents are entitled to six free months of Instapaper Premium. The service normally costs $3 a month or $30 a year and offers unlimited notes and text-to-speech playlists, among other features.
We’re sure a bunch of EU Instapaper users switched to Pocket; two months is an eternity on the Internet, after all. But you’ve got a choice now.