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blacklist

1. noun A list of names of people, groups, or organizations who are to be banned, censured, or are under suspicion, as in politics, law enforcement, business, labor unions, etc. The country's government maintains a blacklist of people it deems dangerous. The company circulates a blacklist every year among its employees so they know not to offer jobs or information to people whose views run contrary to its values.
2. verb To put someone on a blacklist, that is, a list of names of people, groups, or organizations who are to be banned, censured, or are under suspicion. The influential writer was blacklisted early in her career for denouncing certain policies of the federal government. If you keep getting into fights there, the bar will eventually blacklist you.

blacklist

1. n. a list of the names of banned people; a list of people undesirable to some group. I hear they keep a blacklist of all the people they disagree with.
2. tv. to put someone’s name on a list of undesirables. They blacklisted me for not belonging to the right organizations.
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Cardone warns consumers against filing chargebacks, as what seems like a good idea at the time could inadvertently put the consumer on a blacklist.
Blacklist filters reject any messages originating from or routed through blacklisted addresses or domains, while whitelists only accept any messages from an address or domain on a user-approved list.
By the 1960s the blacklist was over; Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger restored the names of blacklisted writers to the credits of the films they actually wrote.
He added: "The Blacklist Support Group's position is again that only a full independent inquiry into this duplicity can ensure full transparency on this most serious of issues regarding collusion.
Revelations in March of a widely circulated blacklist of construction workers triggered calls for better safeguards for people's private data and firmer enforcement from the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office).
The download is a trial version of GFI MailEssentials (3Mb), however the blacklist checking and whitelist features remain active after the 60-day evaluation period.
I WRITE to emphasise Carillion''s position regarding blacklisting of employees in the construction industry following Marc Waddington's recent report about the issue (Scandal of the blacklists, ECHO, January 15).
UP to 5000 construction workers in Scotland are feared to be on employers' blacklists because they might call for better working conditions.
Unlike traditional DNS based blacklists that sometimes arbitrarily list entire blocks of addresses, MXRate uses numerous factors in calculating the probability that the sender is an active spammer.
On Wednesday, Liverpool council passed a motion calling on construction firms who are bidding for major contracts in the region to publicly affirm they would never again use blacklists to stop people getting work.
A BAN on worker blacklists was demanded last night after an illegal database selling personal details to major building firms was found.
OUR exclusive report about the blacklists in the construction industry which we now know contained the names of 150 Merseyside building workers should shock and disgust everyone.
As a Government review of the law on blacklists intensified yesterday, furious union chiefs called for an urgent ban.
Praetor's default Bayesian token database, accompanying rules, and use of DNS blacklists all combine to give an out-of-the-box experience that can filter 90%-95% of all spam, with a misclassification rate for good messages under 0.
It appears that new spam technology is coordinating delivery attempts among many compromised mail machines in order to bypass realtime blacklists," explained David Skoll, Roaring Penguin's president and CEO.