The Digital Services Act sets the stage for a new era of digital regulation in the EU by making what is illegal offline, illegal online.
Objectionable content is used to identify inappropriate content, pornography, terrorism, violence, hate speech, drugs, fake news, etc. Much like Malicious detection, the ability to detect Objectionable content is crucial to web safety for vendors which provide services like web filtering, parental controls, or brand safety. However, unlike Malicious URLs, while Objectionable content may be offensive, it will not corrupt a device or system like viruses and other exploits — it’s simply content which may be perceived as inappropriate for certain age groups, within business environments, or across different cultures. While some sites which promote violence may be perceived as ‘malicious’ due to the nature of the content, it is only classified as Objectionable because it does not contain the type of threat which might compromise an organization’s network.
EU regulatory agencies forge ahead with new proposals to evolve legislative frameworks for governing the online space with a focus on safety.
While both can be harmful, dangerous, or threaten the safety of online users, there are very clear distinctions between Malicious vs Objectionable content. Understand how zvelo differentiates between them.
zvelo is a proud partner of the Internet Watch Foundation. Congratulations to the dedicated IWF team for 2018 successes and our continued support in 2019.
In this blog, we explore the growing safety concerns and impacts of unsafe and unsecured search technology. Originally designed to provide fast and easy searching of nearly unlimited content—it now creates significant safety problems and often aggregates the web’s worst content.
Category mappings provide flexibility and customization of URL categorization data—delivering advanced control for web filtering, parental controls, brand safety, ad fraud prevention, as well as other applications digital advertising, and more…
All of us here at zvelo are incredibly proud of the staff who tirelessly participate in these efforts. You are our rockstars. Our heroes. And, while it might be a difficult subject discuss, it is far from difficult to salute and thank a team who works diligently to make a difference in the fight against the sexual exploitation of a child.
In mid-2013, British Prime Minister, David Cameron, began a push to block pornographic material on the Web in UK households. Under the new legislation, porn would be filtered by default and citizens would have to opt-in to view such adult content. Enforcement of such an ambitious initiative comes with many content categorization and technical challenges, not just in the UK, but within any internet service provider infrastructure.
Wi-Fi hotspots commonly found in many American coffee shops, restaurants and other popular after-school hang outs are providing kids with what they demand – free Internet access. This may help keep them connected with family or friends, in addition to sparing parents from costly data plan overages, but the complimentary Web access was proven to come with a twist in an Adaptive Mobile independent study. The adult, dating, extremist, drug, gambling and other similarly objectionable content typically blocked at home by some type of parental controls solution is easily accessible by kids at these Wi-Fi locations.