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  1. #RestoreTheBlock Protest Pays Off, Twitter Fixes Block Button, Still No Way to Report Abuse

    #TheBlockRestored

    You did it, Internet. You got Twitter to reverse its policy change on how the block button worked. Twitter's block-button-as-mute-button experiment is over, and the block button has been restored to its former functionality. But is that enough?

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  2. Twitter Screwed Up Their “Block” Feature, Users Respond With #RestoreTheBlock

    A website changed something and the Internet is furious over it? Who would have guessed?

    When YouTube changed their policies this week, we called the Internet out for overreacting. It seems like Twitter wanted some of that negative attention, and they've certainly gotten it. Twitter changed their block feature. The Internet is reacting strongly, but it seems like it's a matter of not understanding the changes that were made.

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  3. Reddit Updates User Agreement, Can Now Use Your Content However and Whenever It Wants

    Hold on, Internet. Maybe don't freak out yet.

    Reddit announced an update to their user agreement yesterday. The announcement itself focused on making the agreement easier to read and understand, which is certainly a welcome change, but we noticed something else. Reddit now says they can use your content any way they see fit, even commercially.

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  4. Told You So: Instagram Apologizes for New Policy, Begins Backpedaling

    Yesterday we wrote about the Internet's strong negative reaction to Instagram's new terms of service. If you missed it, Instagram's new policy basically said they could sell user photographs to advertisers without having to pay those users. Then the Internet went bonkers. Instagram has already called the whole thing a big misunderstanding, and announced that they're revising the language of the new policy before it goes into effect next month -- Just like we said they would.

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