Real-time Blacklist/Whitelist of page content
Should have the ability to use regular expression options for phrase blocking. For example, the word 'true' and 'blood' have no meaning if it is used separately, but, 'true blood' refers to the tv series that contain violence and pornography.
Suggest that the program has an image recognition module, in the case of nudity or pornography, photos always have a lot of pixels showing skin color and certain patterns that recur in most images.
The module should scan all images of visited web sites and prevent them from loading if content filtering is detected, or allowing a view processed image (eg mark only the edges) so as not to generate visual damage.
A couple of years ago I used another unfortunately no longer supported content blocking software which had an extremely useful feature - It scanned the content of a newly opened website's source code (it made it a pure text) against the blacklisted keywords and if found any, it closed the browser.
It was an awesome solution as sometimes there isn't anything offensive in the page's url, but in its content. Also, it helped to avoid the problems with https scanning and youtube movies, as there is only a line of signs in the url, but in the page's content there is a video title.
Would be lovely to have this feature in K9.
There are some webpage that contains non-offensive domain but title and content. E.g - testwebpage.com - FREE S*X, P*RN etc.
I would like to block these sites which contains offensive words like pornography, drugs, illegal and so on that is configurable via setup.
I have just installed the program. It's very good. There are some features it does not support though:
- Page blocking by WORD content (taken from the page source, not the URL).
- Google Images and Videos block
- Block explicit word typing (for the search engines). Edit option.
- Export/Import Settings (blacklist).
I am looking for granular URL or keyword blocking WITHIN social media sites where they fail to block inadequately. Is this available in your product for the home user?
It is another way to block inappropriate pictures, by just blocking all skin tones. Sometimes, a shopping site can have very inappropriate pictures.
Hello. In first place, I would thank you for the program, It's working for me ver well!
For example I find myself viewing Youtube videos which I would prefer are blocked.
My idea is as follows, the same that you can specify keywords that, if found in a URL, this URL is blocked....why not do the same with keywords in the page itself.
For example, I set keywords "rock", "music", "guitar", and if all three are found inside the page (I mean, like when we use search function of the navigator), page would be blocked.
So its basically a search in the page, I dont know if thats hard or easy.
But theres my idea.
I hope I explained well, sorry for my enlgish.
We want to allow only sites written in specific languages.
We want to prevent our children from surfing websites of foreign languages.
Of course with the exception.
it seems that everyone has a social networking page these days and that we should be able to filter out the adult content on them either by keyword or content even if we allow the site. I think that if we enter keywords into our system that no matter what site we allow, that it shouldn't allow those words to be overrode with the password being typed in. And if you have a content block put on that any page that is over it on any site should be blocked without password.
Can k9 filter keywords within google search engine or other search engines? Also, can it filter pornographic images on facebook or twitter or any other website? I've found that I am able to access porn star photos and porn website photos on twitter and facebook.
Provide an option to block web pages based on words in the window title (the text that appears in the top "frame" of the window). Window text typically describes the content of the web page or, for sites like YouTube, the title of the video.
Options to block / allow based on window title words would be valuable to filter inappropriate pages at websites that are considered generally acceptable, but where the inappropriate content is not limited to a certain subdomain which could otherwise be filtered using K9's normal blocking feature.
Nowadays, we cannot hide the existence of social network anymore, e.g. Facebook. The problem is, even tough I have blocked some categories in the setting panel - I still obviously generate some result which have relationship with the blocked content. Case study: You block porn, but your child can even browse it on Facebook. Thanks for your consideration, I do need the fix soon. God bless you all!
Many times, you click on a link to an article with appropriate content, only to find on the sides of the page, images and links to articles which are not.
Just as you can currently block, "Web Advertisements," please enable the ability to block other images/links on the sides of a page.
I found explicit youtube video are not being filtered effective. I think based on keywords in URL you are blocking , but whereas certain video suggested by youtube in result page are still explicit in nature. Please filter web content soon after loading on the browser and redirect to safe website..This thing must be applied to youtube especially.. all the best
You should offer a way for k9 to offer a safer search for Facebook the way that you do for YouTube. Right now, any child can view any persons photos and cartoons and there's a lot of objectionable material that many parents want blocked. I myself, have reported many a users who've had porn and porn cartoons on their sites. There ought to be a way for teens and pretense in social media to have a safe search option within Facebook.
This would be especially useful when categorizing new sites automatically and sub categorizing major social media sites (if following through on that idea). In addition, categorizing pictures would make it easier to categorize a site.
Is there a way to block words in our "block" keywords list on facebook?
For instance, Amazon is a great retail resource, but includes content I wouldn't want kids (or myself) to see.
I suggest you create a Youtube Video Player App for Android that searches to filter the title and description of the videos. Basically, it would search for the keyword entered, but not allow videos to come up that contain words in the title or description that may signify objectionable content. Naturally, this would not be a fool-proof filter, but it would mitigate the probability of a inappropriate video coming up in a search. I have seen Youtube video players in the GooglePlay store, so I am fairly sure it is feasible.
Block youtube users channels (ADMIN this is NOT fixed or done)
We must have a way to block youtube users channels.
for example i want to block the youtube user "peediepie", his channel and all his videos that are linked to him,
i can block him in the url, and search, BUT IF A LINK IS SEARCHED FOR like "try-hard-face-ultmatum! - happy wheels - part 54" AND THEN THE LINK IS CLICKED ON "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3nzJGT_f3s" you are taken to a UNBLOCKED page with his name clearly seen on it with the words peediepie in it.
We need k9 to scan the site txt for the name that is blocked too.
so any site that has the word peediepie it it would be blocked.
CAN THIS BE DONE ASAP
I have been very satisfied with the filtering of Internet Rimon, an Israeli filteriing service that screens out all human skin of any pigment.
YouTube and other sites contain what many consider a mix of acceptable and objectionable content.
URL keywords don't work on sites like YouTube because the URLs are not indicative of page content. Further, not only does YouTube span many subject categories, but user comments on individual YouTube pages may contain objectionable words while the video content is acceptable. Ditto for any websites containing user comments, making page-level filtering problematic.
The title of every YouTube video appears in the window title bar, as does the title of articles and stories on many other websites.
Keywords applied to the window title would enable filtering these broad multi-category sites having non-descriptive URLs.
Keywords applied to the window title would enable filtering sites like YouTube where:
1) URLs are not indicative of content, and
2) K9's page analysis may generate too many false positives.
YouTube and other site containing user comments are problematic because the comments can contain objectionable words despite the video or article being acceptable.
The title of YouTube videos always appears in the window title. The title of articles also generally appears in the title bar.
This would apply not only to YouTube, but all sites with non-descriptive URLs containing diverse topics and mixed desirable/undesirable content.
YouTube videos cannot be filtered on URL keywords or subject categories because the URLs give no indication of content; they can only be blocked or allowed on individual URLs.
However, titles of YouTube videos are always specified in the window title bar. Ditto for articles on many websites.
Enable keywords to be applied to the window title bar. The windows title bar I believe is a readily accessible Windows control.
In addition to user-specified keywords, provide a list of subject categories similar to the website categories, of predefined keywords.
This would increase K9s armor, providing filtering at the page, URL, and window title level.
My kid is too young to see the word 'pornography', how do I change how this displays so it says something else when it finds a bad website??
I used the software Golden Filter Premium which scanned the webpages for any words that were to be blocked but it was really defective as it could be switched off easily. I think that this feature would be a wonderful one.
Add feature for image filtering (something like human recognition) in page contents and in ads as well. In addition to full website content filtering
There are many sites today that don't necessarily list key terms on the URL regarding the content of the page. Take YouTube for example. If you have the keyword "pussycats" block on K9, then you try searching for pussycats on YouTube, you'll find what you're looking for. There are many sites out there that functions this way.
It would be great if content filtering/weighted phrase filtering is added.
I would like to block image-hosting websites, as well as stuff like Google Image Search etc, because of the easily accesible pornography on it. They are categorised under Open Image/Media Search, but when I block the category it also blocks Youtube. Now I want to keep using Youtube, it's just the image hosting websites I want to ban. So I blocked the 'Open Image/Media Search' category and then added Youtube.com to the list of 'Alway Allowed' websites.
Google Image Search and all those image-hosting porno-filled sites are now blocked – excellent.
I can still use Youtube – not so happy with the result. The problem is that this there's no URL keyword protection when I visit Youtube now. I really wanted all the words on my banned URL keywords list in K9 to help filter out some bad stuff on this site. I know about the 'Enable SafeSearch' option in K9, but I don't want to put strict SafeSearch filtering on Google etc. too, and I don't think the "Safety Mode" on Youtube is that good yet.
I propose either putting Youtube in another category, as I believe it is an exceptional site now that serves many purposes, and can no longer be categorised together with image hosting sites used for pornography.
Or else making it possible to allow certain websites regardless of category, but with the option to enforce the URL keywords I've already set up in K9.
(I should note that I would still need to 'always allow' some sites without URL keyword filtering (eg. Amazon.co.uk – so I can order films like "The Naked Gun" or music or books with unfortunately dubious titles))
Btw, I just use K9 for myself (self-control protection). Thanks
Im liking the program a lot, used to have content barrier.
the only thing that could be improved is blocking keywords ,in content barrier works better. your program only allows to block a word and no two words together.
for example I wanna block (just to give an example) "lemon trees"
i wanna block everything related with lemon trees, however i dont wanna block neither lemons nor trees, i still wanna see all types of trees, (except lemon trees) and i still wanna see lemons (except lemon trees)
so that option is not possible in your program..
ok hope you understood my feedback
Blocking by keyword, boolean expression or regular expression would seem trivial compared to what you have already accomplished, but what a great tool it would make for protecting from some blogs and social networking sites!
allow for in key word block option, to block a certain phrase, more specifically block something like if "how to bypass K9" was searched so yeah have a specific website eye designed to catch that and block, so any kids trying to override the protection and find out how will have a much harder time doing it.
Currently, there are many sites that one wants accessible, but a search in the site for **** will yield inappropriate images. A real-time filter would have a comprehensive blacklist of words that cannot be searched for.
The symbol * should block all the names.
Another example data1.website.com and data2,3,4 ... to block all datas just add to the blacklist:
Mark, this has nothing to do with URLs. It says "page content".
Mark Pelton commented
I can't imagine that adding the ability to put a regex in the url keyword field would be at all hard. Give me the source and I'll do it tomorrow!
I totally agree to this! Its very useful for self moderation too :)
so this thread has gone on 2+ years and no action by K-9 (!)
Guess they don't have any pre/teen boys in their homes !
as jim said--
Adding a keyword block for specific sites such as You tube and Myspace and not all. Thanks
My two cents:
This is almost vital for those who still want access to youtube (almost everyone?) but dont want all sorts of "educative" / "personal diary" (if you know what i mean) videos ....
K9 can search for specific words (as defined by the person holding the account) in the title and description of videos, and block just the offending pages. It might not be 100 percent perfect in every way, but it seems to me as the best way of filtering videos.
Of course this would be great for other websites which K9 finds difficult to filter.
(As mentioned by others, obviously it would have to be possible for the user to enter specific combinations of words and not just single words).
The user chooses which websites to activate this feature for, and for each website, which words/combinations of words within that site to block.
(I understand this might not be too easy because, as illustrated above, K9 should not check the entire pages but just the title and description of vids in youtube, and other parts of the page for other websites, but hey, K9 could build a database of websites and which parts of them to scan.
This way, for every site not yet determined by K9 where the important parts to scan are, the whole site would still be blocked - it might not be so great for those of us wanting to view a site which K9 hasn't done yet, but hey, every website "sieved" is another victory for K9!)
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I finally got some better results by blocking images.google.com, google.com/images, and google.com/imghp
I also added "isch" as a keyword to block, as that phrase comes up in google image searches.
I don't know if this fixes everything, but things have been much better around here since I implemented these modifications to our setup. It doesn't work for us to block YouTube, either, and so have the same problem with blocking Open Image/Media Search. See if this works for you for some amount of relief.
Subject: Blocking URL containing several keywords
Using MacOS X 10.8. Mountain Lion
The URL Keyword blocking feature in the setup does not provide enough flexibility for my needs.
Currently, as I understand K9 setup, if I want to block a page about John Doe, I can enter "John" and/or "Doe" in the list of keywords, but thus it will block all pages about all Johns and all Does. So if I want to block only the websites about a precise "John Doe", how can I do that? (Aiming at blocking the equivalent of a "John Doe" search using quotation signs on Google)
That feature would be great to have...
agreed. many undesirable sites can be surfed to using very innocuous search terms. "chastity" on its own is fine, and so is "belt", but try combining them...
Here's another example: I'd like to block searches like "butt thread," "redhead thread," etc. To do this currently you'd have to block "thread," which won't work because now you can't visit any forum thread. And if you block the word "butt," now you can't load any graphic with "button" in the title! :)
I agree. Almost all other products let you enter multiple words and punctuation in the keywords list, for some reason k9 does not and it is very limiting. For example, a lot of search engines use the "+" to separate words, it would be great if k9 allowed all punctuation.
actually I've blocked 'Open Image/Media Search' and there's an easy go around....
Just go to Google.com first
then click images
then search whatever you want, INCLUDING search terms that have been blocked.
Oh and the only defense is the filter Google has, which can easily be changed and even on strict it still allows inappropriate content through.
K-9 needs functionality to block disallowed keywords period, whether a website has been "allowed" or not.
for now I'm blocking Google, because it is the only search engine with this problem. Yahoo, Bing and others rightly block their image tab as 'Open Image/Media Server', while Google has gotten around it by changing the url of their image search to a tab and not images.google.com.
I forgot to add, it would be great if this would be function even under SSL. I'm not sure if this is possible under SSL, but I'm going to ask for it anyway to address holes for one major site.
K9 is the best parental control software out there, even against paid softwares. This feature would definitely put it over the top.
1. Disallow "open image/media servers" and it takes away youtube
2. always allow youtube and NOTHING is blocked. Basically, anything in the url keywords can be searched for still, and all content is available on youtube regardless of rating.
1. take youtube off "open image/media server" so that the url keywords can be blocked while allowing youtube
2. OR just make it that when a website it allowed the url keywords still apply
and also the ability to block ".ru"
I don't know if they will be able to do this very well because K9 does not appear to use browser hooks. It just uses a network driver. So SSL websites might not be scannable. Also, it might have a performance impact on network speed if every packet is opened, formatted, and compared with a list of keywords. It's a great feature, but maybe it will require browser hooks or plugins to work well.
It seems no matter where you turn, you are faced with some form of profanity. To avoid this on-line would make the experience more relaxed.
I was introduced to a program my brother uses on his iPhone called Mobicip. That program will allow youtube access, enabling the viewing of most videos. However, it will block individual videos among a search list, or even on the youtube home page that are offensive in nature. I would really like to see this feature available for K9. I would like access to be enabled for sites like Youtube but would like the filtering of individual videos gathered from the settings already customized.