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Fixed blocking categories
Sites contain information regarding militias, weapons, anti-government groups, terrorism, overthrowing of the government, killing methods, etc.
Sites that promote illegal activity, such as pyrotechnics, computer hacking, credit card number generating, password cracking, surveillance and murder.
Sites that promote the use or purchase of illegal drugs. These may include offering marijuana seeds for sale, growing methods, techniques and products for testing clean for drugs, information on acid and/or “mushrooms,” and all other forms of narcotics.
Sites which encourage gambling such as betting sites, bookmaker odds, lottery, bingo, horse/dog track, online sport betting, online casinos, etc.
Hate and discrimination
Sites that contain information from hate groups or those that promote discrimination against any person or people.
Sites that involve such things as mutilation, murder, bodily functions, horror, death, candid scenes, executions, violence, etc.
Sites that contain nudity of any sort, vulgarity, including the likes of Playboy, Hustler, and Penthouse.
Dating services pertaining to anything which involves 18 and over dating, lingerie and swimsuits, revealing pictures. Sites that are adult in nature without being explicitly pornographic.
Want to know why we block social networking sites such as Bebo.com and MySpace.com? Read on…
Some of our customers are members of the “social communities” based on the www.bebo.com and MySpace.com sites. There have been many ‘incidents’ involving these sites that are of an extrememly disturbing nature.
One of our customers had a young family member targeted with extremely inappropriate material by a fellow bebo participant – it is highly likely that the sender of that material portrayed themselves as a young person but was in fact an older person (most likely male).
As a precaution against a repeat of this situation, we have blocked the www.bebo.com and MySpace.com sites.
However, we do remind customers that, as for all interactions involving the Internet, it is of paramount importance that you do not assume that anyone contacting you is whom they say they are or that their reasons for contacting you are necessarily bona fide. Children should check with their parents or teachers if in any doubt.
Web-based proxies and anonymizers
Sites which offer free anonymous proxy services.
Sites which offer archives of Usenet postings.