Post Tagged with: "blocks"

Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

September 17, 2017 9:59 pm0 comments
Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

Social media platform Snapchat has blocked access to Al Jazeera content in Saudi Arabia. Snapchat said it was asked by the Saudi authorities to remove the Qatari-backed broadcaster’s Discover Publisher Channel because it violated local laws. Qatar is in an ongoing dispute with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE. […]

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Grenfell fire chief calls for sprinklers in tower blocks

September 13, 2017 12:22 am0 comments
Grenfell fire chief calls for sprinklers in tower blocks

London’s fire commissioner says the Grenfell Tower blaze must be a “turning point”, calling for sprinklers in all high-rise council flats. At least 80 people died when fire engulfed the west London block in June. A BBC Breakfast investigation which focused on half the UK’s council and housing association-owned tower […]

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Australia blocks another 59 popular pirate sites

August 18, 2017 1:14 pm0 comments
Australia blocks another 59 popular pirate sites

Australia’s federal court has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block dozens of popular pirate sites. The crackdown prevents users from accessing 59 illegal torrent and streaming sites including Demonoid, EZTV, YTS, RARBG, 1337x and Putlocker. A total of 160 domains have been blocked in two orders, including alternative routes […]

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Grenfell Tower: Sixty blocks 'fail new fire test'

July 27, 2017 11:56 pm0 comments
Grenfell Tower: Sixty blocks 'fail new fire test'

Cladding and insulation used in at least 60 tower blocks has failed a new fire safety test, the BBC understands. The test was more thorough than previous checks after the Grenfell Tower fire, which just examined cladding from high-rise buildings. The new test checked the cladding in combination with the […]

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Grenfell Tower: Cladding firm ends global sales for tower blocks

June 26, 2017 3:40 pm0 comments
Grenfell Tower: Cladding firm ends global sales for tower blocks

The US firm that supplied cladding used on London’s Grenfell Tower says it has ended global sales of the product for use in high-rise blocks. Arconic said it was discontinuing sales of Reynobond PE for tower blocks due to “issues” identified by the fire, which is feared to have killed […]

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Cladding fire tests failed by 27 high-rise blocks

June 24, 2017 4:58 am0 comments
Cladding fire tests failed by 27 high-rise blocks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Cladding on 27 tower blocks in 15 council areas in England has failed fire safety tests, the government says. This comes after Camden Council became the first authority to evacuate residents over fire safety concerns, asking people living in four high-rise buildings to […]

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Ethiopia blocks mobile internet

June 1, 2017 4:29 am0 comments
Ethiopia blocks mobile internet

Mobile internet access in Ethiopia has been blocked by the government – but officials are refusing to say why. It was reported last year that the country banned access to social media sites after university entrance exams were leaked online. There has been speculation that similar motives lie behind the […]

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Trump travel ban: US judge blocks new executive order

March 15, 2017 7:10 pm0 comments
Trump travel ban: US judge blocks new executive order

A Federal judge in Hawaii has blocked President Donald Trump’s new travel ban, hours before it was due to begin at midnight on Thursday. US District Judge Derrick Watson cited “questionable evidence” in the government’s argument that the ban was a matter of national security. President Trump described the ruling […]

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Minecraft blocks used to make virtual Atari 2600 console

December 8, 2016 6:55 pm0 comments
Minecraft blocks used to make virtual Atari 2600 console

A YouTuber has recreated the Atari 2600 games console – by building a virtual version of the device’s hardware out of Minecraft blocks. Seth Bling, from Seattle, described his project online in a video. The ones and zeroes used by computers as the basis for all programming are represented by […]

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Brazil blocks Facebook funds in WhatsApp row

July 1, 2016 3:58 pm0 comments
Brazil blocks Facebook funds in WhatsApp row

A court in Brazil has frozen 19.5 million reais (£4.5m, $ 6.07m) of Facebook’s funds in a dispute with secure messaging service WhatsApp over a criminal case. The federal police say Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, has refused to share the contents of messages sent by suspected drug smugglers. They need […]

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