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blacklist

(1) A list of e-mail addresses or domains of known spammers. See spam, spam filter, Blacklist of Internet Advertisers, greylisting and blackholing. Contrast with whitelist.

(2) A list of websites that are considered off limits or dangerous. A website can be placed on a blacklist because it is a fraudulent operation or because it exploits browser vulnerabilities to send spyware and other unwanted software to the user. Contrast with whitelist.

(3) A list of applications that a user is forbidden to run in an organization. Maintained by the system or network administrator, software in the user's computer prevents them from installing or running any program in the blacklist. Contrast with whitelist.
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Scottish Labour's Neil Findlay said last night: "I welcome this new guidance which is a move in the right direction on this national day of action against blacklisting.
The guidance goes on to outline the various Acts of Parliament that cover blacklisting, including the Employment Rights Act 2010, which encourages employers to re-examine whether their data and vetting practices when recruiting are consistent with the law and respect the privacy of individuals.
Ms Hughes, a former senior executive in the construction sector, has been identified as an alleged key ally in a nationwide blacklisting furore during written evidence to the Scottish Affairs Select Committee Inquiry.
Len McCluskey, general secretary of Unite, welcomed a Commons debate on blacklisting due today and initiated by Labour, and said there should be a Leveson-style inquiry into the "scandal".
However, the Labour-run Newcastle City Council has, by passing this motion, set itself against blacklisting.
CAMPAIGNERS protested outside Liverpool town hall in a dispute over alleged blacklisting by two national companies.
At the Oscars ceremony Sunday night, he will be honored for artistic achievement - not for his role in the shameful blacklisting of so many Communist-leaning writers, directors and actors 50 years ago.
For example, a service provider's abuse team can leverage SRG to identify specific cases of subscriber abuse or hijacks, provide end-user remediation and avoid third-party blacklisting.
The GMB union yesterday launched a massive legal challenge against blacklisting in the High Court in London.
On March 23, a major summit on blacklisting will be addressed by the general secretaries of Unite, Len Mc-Cluskey, and the GMB, Paul Kenny, in London.
THE blacklisting of North East construction workers was today branded a scandal as MPs called for an independent investigation.
The blacklisting of Hollywood writers suspected of communist leanings or affiliations began with House Un-American Activities Committee hearings in October 1947.