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Unofficial Olympic Ticket Alert Feed Blocked

Unofficial Olympic Ticket Alert Feed Blocked

Posted on 05 Aug 2012 at 12:33pm

The alerts let people know when tickets were released for a wide variety of events. 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 polled 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.

Information gathered by the programme had been fed to the…