+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall Thread, Google/Bing SafeSearch Problems in Technical; We have a Websense Appliance that enforces Safesearch in Google, Bing, Ask & Lycos. Recently We have found that students ...
  1. #1

    fiza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Thank Post
    Thanked 319 Times in 270 Posts
    Rep Power

    Google/Bing SafeSearch Problems

    We have a Websense Appliance that enforces Safesearch in Google, Bing, Ask & Lycos. Recently We have found that students typing into Google "My sisters hot friend" are getting some interesting results. Also in Bing if they type "Private School Jewel" the same happens. Safesearch is still enforced but the results are anything but safe!!! Our Reseller support staff tell us that they cant do anything about it as the Websense software is still enforcing safesearch but it is Google and Bing that are letting the inappropriate images through.

    Has anyone else experienced this? How do you prevent this from happening at your schools?

  2. Thanks to fiza from:

    mats (16th June 2011)

  3. #2

    tom_newton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Thank Post
    Thanked 853 Times in 674 Posts
    Rep Power
    It is possible to do "deep URL filtering" on google images, where the original URL is encoded in the thumbnail URL, and you can block based on that. This is "normal" in Smoothie... websense you might need some regex mastery.

    Of course this also requires that you block access to the sites these images are coming from, which can mean blocking outright a number of popular (but flesh filled) image hosts.

  4. #3

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Thank Post
    Thanked 47 Times in 45 Posts
    Rep Power
    Thanks for the heads up!

+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Enforce Google SafeSearch
    By Ryan in forum Windows
    Replies: 61
    Last Post: 11th December 2013, 01:13 PM
  2. Google Instant Preview Leaks Adult Images without enforced Safesearch
    By oxide54 in forum Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 15th November 2010, 09:05 AM
  3. google safesearch and terminal services
    By acaunter in forum Thin Client and Virtual Machines
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 18th June 2010, 10:19 AM
  4. Google Safesearch filtering
    By localzuk in forum South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 17th December 2008, 03:50 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts