engine - 5:10 pm on Aug 3, 2012 (gmt 0)
It's unfortunate that a beneficial service is being blocked.
Unofficial Olympic Ticket Alert Feed Blocked To Foil Touts [bbc.co.uk]
The man behind an unofficial Olympic ticket alerts feed says he is "shocked" by an effort to block the service.
Adam Naisbitt wrote a computer program that checked the official Olympics ticket site to spot when tickets for events were released.
He shared ticket information via Twitter and helped hundreds buy tickets to watch the games.
A London 2012 spokesman said its ticket agent blocked all computerised polling of the site to foil touts.