What are the content types for Content filtering?

You can block access to several content types.

Adult Content: Web sites that are aimed at an adult audience with content that is clearly sexual, or containing sexual innuendo. For example, sex shop sites or sexually-oriented nudity.

Drugs: Web sites that promote drug use. For example, sites that provide information on purchasing, growing, or selling any form of these substances.

Alcohol and Tobacco: Web sites that display or promote alcoholic beverages or smoking and tobacco products, including manufacturers such as distilleries, vineyards, and breweries. For example, sites that promote beer festivals and web sites of bars and night clubs.

Disturbing: Web sites that contain images, explanations, or video games that can be disturbing. This category contains information, images and videos that are disgusting, gruesome or scary, which can potentially disturb younger children.

Gambling: Web sites where people can bet online using real money or some form of credit. For example, online gambling, lottery web sites. Blogs, and forums that contain information about gambling online or in real life.

Illegal: Websites that contain imagery or information that is banned by law.

Illegal downloads: Unauthorized file sharing or software piracy web sites. For example, sites that provide illegal or questionable access to software, and sites that develop and distribute programs that may compromise networks and systems.

Violence: Web sites that may incite violence or contain gruesome and violent images or videos. For example, sites that contain information on rape, harassment, snuff, bomb, assault, murder, and suicide.

Hate: Web sites that indicate prejudice against a certain religion, race, nationality, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation. For example, sites that promote damaging humans, animals or institutions, or contain descriptions or images of physical assaults against any of them.

Weapons: Web sites that contain information, images, or videos of weapons or anything that can be used as a weapon to inflict harm to a human or animal, including organizations that promote these weapons, such as hunting and shooting clubs. This category includes toy weapons such as paintball guns, air guns, and bb guns.

Dating: Web sites that provide a portal for finding romantic or sexual partners. For example, matchmaking sites or mail-order bride sites.

Shopping and Auctions: Web sites where people can purchase any products or services, including sites that contain catalogs of items that facilitate online ordering and purchasing and sites that provide information on ordering and buying items online.

Video streaming services: Web sites and services that let users stream video or audio content either for free or through a subscription model, often without age restrictions.

Social Networks: Networking portals that connect people in general or with a certain group of people for socialization, business interactions, and so on. For example, sites where you can create a member profile to share your personal and professional interests. This includes social media sites such as Twitter.

Anonymizers: Web sites that allow or instruct people on how to bypass network filters, including web-based translation sites that allow people to do so. For example, sites that provide lists of public proxies that can be used to bypass possible network filters.

Unknown: Web sites that are not categorized. You can use this category to block content that is unknown.

What are the protection settings in Windstream’s Kinetic Internet Security?

The protection settings in Kinetic Internet Security cover the following features:

  • Browsing protection
  • Tracking protection
  • Smart home protection

By default, all protection features are turned on. We recommend that you always keep the Overall protection setting on.

Browsing protection prevents devices within the home network from accessing harmful and suspicious websites to ensure the safety of your computer and personal data.

Tracking protection prevents aggressive tracking sites from following your surfing habits. Also, it precludes them from collecting other data about you.

Smart home protection blocks traffic from smart home devices if network traffic analysis indicates an anomaly or malicious traffic.

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