Allow and Disallow Apps Using CleanBrowsing

Every paid dashboard offers its user the ability to easily tune a network to a desired end state. What CleanBrowsing offers is a foundation to build the desired family friendly network. CleanBrowsing, like most other networking tunes, may require some tuning. This is especially true when it comes to apps, what one customer finds acceptable…

Read More

Stop Browser Hijacks with CleanBrowsing

Although we spend a lot of time talking about the benefits of content filtering and how CleanBrowsing can help, there is a hidden benefit that comes in the form of a DNS Firewall that immediately helps any user that leverages the CleanBrowsing DNS Resolver. To help illustrate how a DNS firewall works, we’ll use Browser hijacking as an example.…

Read More

Is Reddit Safe for Kids?

Reddit is an awesome site with great communities and subreddits. However, is it a site that you should allow your kids to visit? In this post we explore that question, and also talk to how a content filter like CleanBrowsing can help you create a safe browsing experience. Porn, Language and Violence Reddit is an…

Read More

How Kids are Bypassing Porn Content Filters

The pervasiveness of the web is such that anyone, regardless of age, is able to gain access to whatever content they please with little, to no, barriers. It is, by design, the benefit that comes with an open web and the coinciding free flow of information. There is a dilemma that exists in which we…

Read More

CleanBrowsing is An Alternative to Cisco Umbrella DNS

The OpenDNS project and company was acquired by Cisco, a technology conglomerate, in 2015. Since, they have maintained the OpenDNS brand as a solution for consumers and rebranded their enterprise offering to Cisco Umbrella. This rebranding took the place of OpenDNS Umbrella, OpenDNS Investigate and OpenDNS Umbrella for MSPs. With this rebrand has come a…

Read More

Startpage.com Is NOT For Children Under 13

Startpage is a privacy oriented search engine. It works by scrapping non-personalised search results of other search engines and displaying it to the visitor. This is done to prevent Search engines from “tracking” your searches. However, this privacy concern is a lie. Startpage displays advertisements by the same search engines in the same page as…

Read More

Governments Take Stance Against Online Porn

The proliferation of online porn is growing at unprecedented rates. WebRoot estimates that 28,258 users are streaming pornography on the internet every second, 37 pornographic videos are created a day, 25% of the searches on the web are related to pornography (~68 million), and more than 200,00 Americans are classified as “porn addicts”. The full…

Read More

Internet Porn and Its Impact on Kids

When we started CleanBrowsing we set out to create safe browsing experiences in our own homes. As parents to pre-teens, and like most kids, our kids were spending a tremendous amount of time online and we were afraid of what they might stumble on while surfing the web. As technologists we didn’t want to hold…

Read More

New Desktop Agent for Mac Supports Custom Profiles

We just released an update to our Mac agent that allows you to quickly configure your local DNS resolver to the CleanBrowsing IPs. It provides the ability to bind your machines IP to your paid account. This is especially important if you want to apply rules that your machines must comply with, even if they are…

Read More