Company offers Bieber-free web surfing

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:59 PM ET

Software developers have figured out how to erase Justin Bieber from the Internet.

A new add-on to the popular Firefox web browser automatically scans web pages for text and photos that reference the 16-year-old pop star and blocks them from loading, or blacks them out.

Dubbed Shaved Bieber, the application blacks-out every instance of the word combination "Justin Bieber" or simply the single reference "Bieber." It also prevent photos from loading if they have either of the aforementioned in their file names.

The application was developed by Greg Leuch at Free Art & Technology Lab, and as of Tuesday afternoon, the blog post describing the technology already had more than 17,000 views.

"We've developed a series of innovative tools to help cover the lower regions of web pages from unwanted Justin Bieber content," he wrote on the website. "Shave away those Bieber mentions on websites with our bookmarklet, Firefox Add-on or JavaScript files."

According to the website, Free Art and Technology Lab "is an organization dedicated to enriching the public domain through the research and development of creative technologies and media."

The organization also claims to support "open entrepreneurship and the admonishment of secrecy, copyright monopolies and patents."


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