Online Porn and It’s Effects on Kids

One of the things that drove us to build CleanBrowsing was how easy it was to access both malicious and pornographic content online. Malicious content was something we were living and breathing at our startup at the time, but pornographic content was something a bit new and the focus was amplified by our own kids.…

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Categorify a CleanBrowsing Categorization Engine

CleanBrowsing is a content filtering platform that leverages DNS filtering to create one of the most effective filtering platforms for pornographic and obscene content. But how does the CleanBrowsing filtering work? Hello Categorify – A Domain Categorization Engine At the core of our filtering technology, you will find Categorify.   Categorify is a free tool…

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Accounting for IPv6 in Your Content Filtering Strategy

If you’re implementing a content filtering strategy using DNS as the support technology stack, you have no choice but to be familiar with basic network terms like IPv4 and IPv6. in this article we’ll provide a basic primer, and provide you with some things to think about when deploying your filtering solution. What is IPv6?…

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Accounting for Ad / Tracking Domains That Impact How a Site Performs

Via the CleanBrowsing platform, a user can proactively block predefined categories like Ads / Tracking. As the name implies, it’s designed to block domains that have been used, and flagged, for some form of data collection and / or advertisements.   The problem, however, comes in the way that websites implement these trackers. In many…

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How to Block Instagram

If you manage a network at home, or an office, you might want to take control of what is happening on your network. There are different solutions available, but one of the most effective options is to leverage the Domain Name System (DNS).   Because of how DNS works, you don’t have to use a…

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How to Block Facebook

If you manage a network at home, or an office, you might want to take control of what is happening on your network. There are different solutions available, but one of the most effective options is to leverage the Domain Name System (DNS).   Because of how DNS works, you don’t have to use a…

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VPN’s and Content Filtering

Virtual Private Networks (VPN) create a private tunnel that keeps curious eyes out of your online activities. They were designed to help systems outside of trusted environment access the trusted environment, but over the years have grown as a staple of good security hygiene amongst online users.   While we don’t believe everyone needs one,…

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Browser Extensions Function as a Gateway to the Outside World

We recently shared some of our insights around Encryption, explaining what it is, and how it’s affecting families and small network owners. In those articles we explained how it’s quickly becoming the #1 preferred mechanism to bypass network controls because of it’s ease of use.   I alluded to VPN’s, but didn’t talk much about…

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Encrypted DNS: What it Is and Why we should Care

Encrypted DNS itself is not new, it’s been around for a decade. What is changing is how it’s being deployed and made available.   While some of the changes can be applauded, many of the deployments are proving to be problematic to parents, schools, and other organizations looking to create family-friendly environments for kids.  …

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How Encrypted DNS is used to Bypass Content Filtering Services

Encryption is a mechanism by which you make things that are traditionally readable, unreadable. It’s the technology that helps keep those that should not be able to see something, from seeing something. As a security professional and privacy advocate, it’s a great thing!   As a parent, or a network administrator, charged with creating family-friendly…

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