All posts tagged: Daily Express

Kitten Block: Now for iOS

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Since I published the Chrome version, the most common request I’ve received from Kitten Block users is a version for iOS. But given that Safari on iPhone and iPad devices doesn’t support desktop-style add-ons, this has never been possible – until now. With iOS 9, and subject to some limitations, noted below, Apple has made it possible to install content blockers into iOS for the first time. And so I’m pleased to announce that Kitten […]

Kitten Block 1.02b for Firefox 4 beta

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Over the past few days there has been quite a lot of interest in my Kitten Blocker for Firefox. Thanks to Martin Belam, Tom Cox, Ms Slide (site possibly NSFW, depending on where you work, I suppose) and everyone who’s shared, blogged or passed the link around on Twitter. It has now blocked well over a hundred inadvertent visits to the Mail online, and the original Tea and Kittens site just served up its 20,000th […]

Kittens vs the Daily Mail

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cats / geek / journalism / kitten block / tea and kittens

This is what the Daily Mail website now looks like on my computer. Let me explain. It’s hard to avoid the Daily Mail. Even if you’d never choose to buy a copy, links to its website are everywhere (except this post, obviously). Some are easy to spot and avoid, but when one is obfuscated by link shortening services – particularly common on Twitter, for obvious reasons – it’s all to easy to visit Mail Online […]

1.6093km wide of the truth

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Yesterday morning we got a Government press release: “Government saves the Pint and the Mile”. This morning, the Express takes the story and runs with it while flicking V signs across the channel as it goes. Lede paragraph: “THE British pint, mile and ounce were saved yesterday as Brussels finally quit trying to kill them off.” Fourth para, quote: Shadow Innovation Secretary David Willetts added: “The pint, the mile and pounds and ounces are part […]