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why block news.bbc.co.uk?

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Anonymous User
why block news.bbc.co.uk?
December 21, 2010 12:58AM
Well, as a novice user I am gratified to see that PB 1.1 is rejecting the unwanted attentions of the likes of the United States Navy, the UK Department of Work and Pensions, various UK second tier "universities" and a myriad of Far Eastern / European seats of higher learning, among other probable malefactors.

Yet I am intrigued that PB blocks the BBC news website: http:// news.bbc.co.uk. *

How has news.bbc.co.uk earned this unexpected notoriety? And how can I neutralise its ostracism by PB otherwise than by the right-click fix?

I do appreciate that relying on news reports from the BBC as from any one other single source is likely not, er, best practice.

* EDIT: yo, now resolving as "http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/" - but same result.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/21/2010 12:59AM by Tripod.
Re: why block news.bbc.co.uk?
December 21, 2010 09:18PM
If you're using the P2P list, BBC's range of IPs are in that list.

You can allow HTTP while you browse the web which is probably safer than allowing the IP since it will only go through on port 80 and 443.
Anonymous User
Re: why block news.bbc.co.uk?
January 18, 2012 04:11PM
http:// news.bbc.co.uk.
Because you are blocking HTTP-trafic . (In other words : Browsing on port 80)

when you are torrenting (or filesharing in any other way) ..
Do you really think the Beeb has some copyrighted content to share with you ?
Anonymous User
Re: why block news.bbc.co.uk?
March 15, 2012 06:07AM
Thanks for producing that on the marketplace and straightforward to use.
Re: why block news.bbc.co.uk?
May 01, 2012 07:12AM
IMO BBC should not be blocked at any level , it's a news company not a surveillance one and similar .

We don't block it at ipfilterX .
Anonymous User
May 20, 2012 11:08PM
It is blocked by default because it is a media company and because it uses DRM on some content.
Browsing it's websites can safely be done by pushing one button on PeerBlock to allow HTTP while
still blocking anything you don't want from them. All media companies are surveillance companies
when they use DRM and/or gather tracking information on people who connect to their sites.
May 21, 2012 05:07AM
The DRM tecnology is used only in their BBC iPlayer , using an addon like noscript you can either block it or its download .
No need to block the website to read some news over it .
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