This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 11 °C Tuesday 14 July, 2020


# blocking - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

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.’

# blocking - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

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.

# blocking - Sunday 18 June, 2017

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.

# blocking - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

Facebook will be killing off those annoying Candy Crush Saga invites

As well as another feature you probably forgot about.

# blocking - Sunday 23 August, 2015

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

And anything else that happens to annoy you.

# blocking - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

This is how you can block calls on your smartphone

Don’t worry, we won’t judge.

# blocking - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

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.

# blocking - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

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.

# blocking - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

New CEO of 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.

# blocking - Friday 4 April, 2014

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.

# blocking - Thursday 27 March, 2014

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.

# blocking - Friday 13 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Block function on Twitter reinstated after outcry from users Restore The Block

Block function on Twitter reinstated after outcry from users

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

# blocking - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

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.

# blocking - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

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.

# blocking - Tuesday 24 August, 2010

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 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….