Content filtering service hits public beta

Mars

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Nice kitty in that picture :D

What if I put my own custom dns servers in my device? will that bypass the filter?
 

tortured

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Nice kitty in that picture :D

What if I put my own custom dns servers in my device? will that bypass the filter?

Yes, but there are ways to stop people from changing it as well. Problem is then you could just use VPN to bypass it anyway.
 

nelwa

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Always remember, if something is free, you are likely the product...using their DNS servers, means that your internet history is available to them...not saying they will be using or selling it, but it would be possible...
 

Pixual

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That website is a total fail. Doesn't explain much in the kind of language that your average "parent" is going to understand.
 

gr8signal

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Yes, but there are ways to stop people from changing it as well. Problem is then you could just use VPN to bypass it anyway.

Hi

The LucidView ISP service has a LucidView Guardian included with the bandwidth, which can easily be used to prevent your network for using other DNS servers, or creating VPN tunnels out.

Alternatively for Enterprises, an onsite LucidView Guardian will have the same benefit.

Kind regards,
The LucidView team
 

gr8signal

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OpenDNS is much much better and it's free too.

Hi

The LucidView free service has a number of advantages:

Forces safety filters on Google and Youtube.
Hosted in South Africa, so using these DNS servers will be significantly faster that using Internationally hosted ones.
The free service does not require any registration and can be used anonymously.



Kind regards,
The LucidView team
 

gr8signal

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Hi

We have added the link (Click here for configuration instructions) all over the LucidView website where the "free service" is discussed.

However, these instructions are somewhat technical and you may need to contact your "computer guy/girl" to help implement. :)

Kind regards,
The LucidView team
 

ebendl

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This bit is a bit unfortunate for me:

Has the unfortunate side-effect of negatively impacting other Google services like Google Docs and Google Calendar

Is this because it forces Google to safe-search? How does it influence these Google services?

Otherwise, great service (and great price).
 

Lucidview

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This bit is a bit unfortunate for me:


Is this because it forces Google to safe-search? How does it influence these Google services?

Otherwise, great service (and great price).


Hi

Yes is the answer to your question, let me elaborate:

When we force the safe-search for Google searches we do this on http://www.google.com. However, one can access Google on https://www.google.com: We are not able to force safe-search over such an encrypted session, so we simply block the encrypted version of Google, by blocking https://www.google.com


Well, it turns out that the images (charts) used in Google docs, and the Calendar in Google docs need access to https://www.google.com to work properly, hence the problem.

Kind regards,
The LucidView team
 
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