Different Types of Content Filtering

CleanBrowsing is a DNS-based content filtering service. This means we can filter Fully Qualified Domain Names (FQDN), which means;:   State Example CAN block badexample.com CAN NOT Block badexample.com/path/to/file.php   What we can and cannot block is a direct reflection of the technology we have chosen to focus on. For us, focusing on DNS allowed…

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Safe DNS – Encrypting DNS for a Safe Online Experience

The Domain Name System (DNS) has been around since the conception of the internet. It is the most popular, under appreciated, technology that powers the web. What I call a critical piece of the fabric of the web.   Without it, we would have to remember things like 137.220.48.110 vs cleanbrowsing.org. Take a moment to…

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How to Control DNS on a Network with IPTables and DNAT

Most routers allow you to define the DNS server to be used by all devices on your network via DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). That’s what makes it possible to use the CleanBrowsing content filtering service to protect all devices on the network.   While effective, there are instances where a network administrator might want…

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Creating Safe Browsing Experiences At Home

Being technical parents, we sometimes take for granted how complicated it can be for parents to create safe browsing experiences in their home. To help, we’ve prepared a guide designed to help parents think through their approach to blocking online porn in their home network. How Block Online Porn At Home Creating a safe browsing…

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Benefits of Content Filtering with DNS

Content filtering is an important tool for internet users. It helps to block unwanted content, including websites that an individual / organization might deem inappropriate. For example, it is highly effective in preventing access to websites that contain malware or other threats. With┬áDNS filtering you can block access to specific domains, making it a useful…

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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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