Internet blocking at BCFE expands

Internet blocking at BCFE expands
Apr 25th, 2008
By Cian Ginty

Internet censorship at Ballyfermot college has expanded in the last month, even restricting access to search engine Yahoo.

It caused students problems accessing email and search services of the US company with offices in

Ireland, even thought the Ballyfermot Post was previously told that useful sites would be unblocked in “a matter of two seconds”. Peter Burke, head of computers at BCFE, previously told this newspaper that students need to “grow up” and “deal with” the blocks.

Meanwhile, at a past students event last week, bemusement was expressed by lecturers lecturers and current students when the principal, Maureen Conway, told past students they could use a page set up on networking website Bebo to stay in contact. Bebo and its counterpart Facebook are banned in the college.

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