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    Students using google translate as a proxy

    Need a bit of advice please.

    Our students have figured out that they can access restricted sites using google translate. Specifically they can bypass the youtube education filter and also seem to be able to access some age restricted stuff too.

    We are using a lightspeed filter and were wondering if anyone else had the same problem?

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    Block URLs with this:

    &act=url

    It may cause issues on other sites, but its a string that Google adds to translated sites.

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    will give that a try, thanks very much

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    Quote Originally Posted by SovietRussia View Post
    Block URLs with this:

    &act=url

    It may cause issues on other sites, but its a string that Google adds to translated sites.
    Where do you go to block part of a url in Lightspeed?

    Do we know if lightspeed have a fix for this?

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    Not sure as yet, been so busy lately havent had the time to test it properly. In the half term im going to install the latest sw version on the filter to see if its been solved or not.

    Our licence is up next year and considering not renewing due to this problem and the youtube for schools not working properly, the main reason we went for it.

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    You can get round this by doing the following:

    Translate.google.com is in the security.proxy category by default because it can be used this way. We therefore recommend blocking the site completely. Below are some links to ‘safe’ translation sites (I checked them a couple of weeks ago). We could redirect traffic to translate.google.com so when a user visits it they get one of the links below.
    Full Text Translator, Language Translation | Free Translations from Dictionary.com
    Free Online Translation


    I havent done this yet, I want to know it doesnt stop the mobile apps from working

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