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#Blocking

From The42 Ireland defend themselves after Wallabies question 'blocking' tactics Escorting

Ireland defend themselves after Wallabies question 'blocking' tactics

‘We didn’t feel like we did anything that any other team in the world isn’t doing.’

From TheJournal.ie Trump violated US constitution by blocking people on Twitter court says Block Rockin Tweets

Trump violated US constitution by blocking people on Twitter court says

The ruling comes in response to a lawsuit filed by a group of Twitter users.

From The42 Gatland calls on referees to clamp down on the All Blacks' illegal play Blocking

Gatland calls on referees to clamp down on the All Blacks' illegal play

The Lions boss has already raised the issue with match officials.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook will be killing off those annoying Candy Crush Saga invites Sweet Relief

Facebook will be killing off those annoying Candy Crush Saga invites

As well as another feature you probably forgot about.

From TheJournal.ie This is how you can block those annoying Candy Crush invites on Facebook TechKnowHow

This is how you can block those annoying Candy Crush invites on Facebook

And anything else that happens to annoy you.

From TheJournal.ie This is how you can block calls on your smartphone No Contact

This is how you can block calls on your smartphone

Don’t worry, we won’t judge.

From TheJournal.ie China's state media has blamed Google for Gmail shutdown Shutdown

China's state media has blamed Google for Gmail shutdown

An editorial said that Google’s reluctance to ‘be restricted by Chinese law’ caused the shutdown of its popular email service.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter is making it easier for you to report nasty comments Blocked

Twitter is making it easier for you to report nasty comments

The website is also improving its system for blocking accounts – and this is just the first step.

From TheJournal.ie New CEO of Ask.fm commits to making the site safer for users Cyberbullying

New CEO of Ask.fm commits to making the site safer for users

Speaking this morning, Doug Leeds specified a number of areas the site will be focusing on improving security in.

From TheJournal.ie Google tries to trademark the word 'Glass' but it's facing problems Blocking

Google tries to trademark the word 'Glass' but it's facing problems

The US Patent and Trademark office objected to the company’s bid saying the word glass was a “merely descriptive” term.

From TheJournal.ie EU Court of Justice rules that ISPs can be forced to block copyright-infringing sites Blocking

EU Court of Justice rules that ISPs can be forced to block copyright-infringing sites

The ruling allows ISPs to decide the best way to combat copyright violations in their respective country.

Block function on Twitter reinstated after outcry from users

The changes meant that if you blocked someone, they could still see all your activity.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Blocking child porn isn’t about censorship. It keeps children safe. Opinion

Column: Blocking child porn isn’t about censorship. It keeps children safe.

The rights of children must come first – and it’s time to block images of the worst sexual abuse, write Senators Deirdre Clune and Jillian van Turnhout.

From TheJournal.ie Everything you need to know about Ireland's SOPA Sopa Ireland

Everything you need to know about Ireland's SOPA

Solicitor and chairman of Digital Rights Ireland TJ McIntyre explains exactly what we know about proposed legislation to block website accused of infringing copyright – and what we don’t know.

REPORTS THAT FACEBOOK founder Mark Zuckerberg is the only person who users cannot block surfaced yesterday, but have been passed off as accidental by the company.

Users attempting to block Zuckerberg (many encouraged by anti-Zuckerberg website BlockZuck.com) found they could not. When they tried to they simply received the message “General Block failed error. Block failed”.

Facebook explained that when too many users block another, the system interprets this as a viral campaign and, er, blocks the unblocking attempts.

They say that they’re “taking a closer look the problem”, and hopefully everyone can block away to their heart’s content again soon.

Still that’s gotta hurt a little, Mark….