In-App Browser Loophole

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Davekransberg, Oct 26, 2019.

  1. Davekransberg

    Davekransberg Fapstronaut

    Whenever you click a link on the Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, or some other apps, they will open the link in their in-app browser. This has become a serious problem for me.

    I use this chatting app called Line to communicate with my friends and families on a daily basis. Line has a feature where you can post writings or pictures in your Timeline. It's basically like Facebook, but more oriented towards chatting. A month ago, I found out that I could access porn sites that were blocked by the website blocker app in my phone through Line.

    I've been using web blockers applications to make it harder for me to access porn. It worked pretty well, even though I could easily turn off the blocker if I wanted to. But most of the time I had a hard time trying to beat my meat.

    However, they only block the sites if I open them through browser apps like Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc. They WILL NOT block the sites if I open them through non-browser apps, like Line, since it's considered as a chatting app.

    That's where the problem started.

    I will usually write a porn website in my timeline, setting the privacy to 'Only Me', meaning nobody but me would be able to see the post. I will to click the link, opening the link in the built-in browser and start whacking off.

    It's definitely not as practical as a normal browser. I could only open one tab at a time, which is great since it prevents me from consuming too much porn. It's also a bit clunky. Sometimes the browser won't respond. Nonetheless, all 200+ sites that have been blocked by the blocker app are now accessible once more.

    I really hate this. It's a loophole. Not to mention that at the top right corner of the browser UI, there's a button that allows me to share the link to my friends. What if I accidentally pressed that button when I got too excited? My reputation: tarnished. Forever. Everyone will remember me as Dave the Porn Junkie. They will take screenshots of me sharing those links in the group chat and my life will be ruined.

    I use AppBlock to block the browsers during certain times and BlockSite to block the porn sites. BlockSite won't work if I open any of the porn sites in non-browser apps. With the Line browser loophole increasingly becoming a serious streakbreaker, I will create a new command in AppBlock to block the Line app during certain times. But I could only block it for 10 minutes at most. This app is very important for me, since it's my primary source of communication in the internet. Uninstalling it is not an option.

    What do you guys think I should do?

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