Syria Suspicious of Israel, Blocks Facebook

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Syrian authorities have blocked Facebook, the popular Internet hangout, over what seems to be fears of Israeli "infiltration" of Syrian social networks on the Net, according to residents and media reports. Residents of Damascus said...

Turkey blocks YouTube...Again

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It seems as if today is the day of the repeat story: a court in Turkey has banned access to YouTube after a single citizen complained that it contained clips which insulted the country. The...

TorrentSpy Blocks Searches From US Visitors

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In what appears to be a preventative measure to protect its users, popular Bittorrent search site TorrentSpy has begun to block all search from US visitors, starting today. The site has been caught up in...

Thailand blocks YouTube for clip mocking king

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Thailand's military-appointed government has blocked access to on-line video-sharing Web site YouTube after owner Google Incorporated declined to withdraw a video clip mocking the country's revered monarch. Communications Minister Sitthichai Pookaiyaudom ordered a block of...

Microsoft Blocks Windows Vista Rootkit Exploit

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Microsoft has blocked the attack vector used to slip unsigned drivers past new security policies being implemented in Windows Vista, according to Joanna Rutkowska, the stealth malware researcher who created the exploit. Rutkowska, who demonstrated...

BT: 35,000 Child Porn Blocks a Day

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According to admittedly conservative reports released by British Telecom, at least 35,000 attempts to access child pornography are blocked each day in Britain. While already somewhat shocking, BT warned that the actual figures could...

PayPal Blocks Hurricane Relief Funds

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The popular website Something Awful.com took matters into their own hands following the path of destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina, by setting up a relief fund using PayPal as the middle-man. What happened next was...

Microsoft Tool Blocks Windows Server Update

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As it did with Windows XP Service Pack 2, Microsoft is offering businesses a tool to block their machines from being automatically upgraded to Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1. The software tool, available...

Microsoft China blocks words 'democracy', 'freedom'

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The users of Microsoft's new China-based internet portal were recently blocked from using the words 'democracy', 'freedom' and 'human rights' in a move by the software giant to please Beijing.Other words that are not...

Glitch blocks some iTunes music sales

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Some users of Apple Computer's iTunes for Windows say a glitch is causing the program to crash whenever they try to purchase songs. Beginning late last week, some Apple users noticed that...

FCC Blocks Spam on Wireless Devices

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The FCC wants to stop spam from reaching your PDA and/or cell phone. It's a step in the right direction and much appreciated, but may not protect cell phones and PDAs from forwarded spam emails....

AOL Blocks ICQ Worm

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America Online has taken steps to stop the spread of a worm that began attacking ICQ instant messaging users this week. The fix, which was implemented on Wednesday, was applied to ICQ's servers and does...

US judge blocks Washington game sales law

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A federal judge postpones the enforcement of the Washington state law that was to restrict the sales of certain video games starting this month. According to a Reuters report, US District Judge...

Outlook Express blocks Adobe PDF files

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Outlook Express now comes with an anti-viral feature which blocks access to executables – quite a nifty feature if you're bombarded by viral attack. But a side effect of the "feature" is that...

AOL blocks MS e-mail

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Thanks prasanth America Online said Monday that it temporarily had blocked e-mail coming through servers from Microsoft's bCentral, a Web service focused on small businesses. An AOL representative said the problem cropped...

Creative BLOCKS liveware download!

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My good buddy Neobond informed me of this... Looks like the LiveWire page on Creative's site has been changed, thus not allowing users to download the drivers for LiveWire. You...

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