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What categories are used for filtering within the iBoss?
Posted by Michael Blank on 19 July 2012 08:24 PM
Descriptions of these website categories are listed below.
        
Ads
Sites containing commercial advertising graphics or content.

Adult Content
Sites that contain content with adult oriented material. Sites in this category do not contain any nudity.

Alcohol/Tobacco
Sites that contain alcohol and tobacco content. Also includes sites related to alochol such as bars. Sites in this category do not contain illegal drugs.

Art
Sites that contain art or discuss art. Includes museums.

Auctions
Sites related to auctions both online and live.

Audio & Video
Sites that contain streaming or downloadable audio/video content such as mp3s, movie clips, and TV shows.

Bikini/Swimsuit
Sites that contain sexually revealing content, but no nudity. Includes lingerie sites.

Business
Sites that represent a business's online entity.

Dating & Personals
Sites that offer dating services or aid in the establishment of romantic relationships.

Dictionary
Sites containing general collections of information and knowledge such as online Wikis.

Drugs
Sites containing content relating to illegal drugs.

Education
Sites that provide educational services such as schools and universities, as well as sites that offer educational materials for sale or reference.

Entertainment
Sites that contain or promote television, movies, magazines, radio, books, food, fashion and lifestyle.

File Sharing
Sites that provide Peer-to=Peer (P2P) file sharing software, information and services.

Finance & Investment
Sites that contain content pertaining to banking, financial news and tips, the stock market, investing, credit cards and insurance.

Forums
Sites containing message boards, online chat rooms and discussion forums.

Friendship
Sites that contain plutonic friendship related materials and social networking sites.

Gambling
Sites that promote or contain gambling related content such as online poker and casinos, sports betting and lotteries.

Games
Sites that contain online games, or provide services and information pertaining to electronic games, household video games and consoles, computer games and role-playing games.

Government
Sites sponsored by or representing government agencies, including military and political organizations.

Guns & Weapons
Sites that promote, sell, or provide information regarding guns, knives and other weapons.

Health
Sites that contain content related to health including hospitals, doctors, and prescription drugs. Also includes sites primarily focusing on health research.

Image Search
Sites that are targeted to image and video searching.

Jobs
Sites that contain job search engines and other material for employment seeking.

Mobile Phones
Sites that sell or provide information and services pertaining to mobile (cellular) phones.

News
Sites that provide current news and events including online newspapers.

Organizations
Sites that contain content related to organizations and non-profits.

Political
Sites that contain political content. Also includes sites representing political organizations or organizations promoting poltical views.

Porn/Nudity
Sites that contain adult oriented content including sexually explicit graphics and material.

Private Websites
Sites created by individuals containing personal expression such as blogs and personal diaries.

Real Estate
Sites focusing on real estate including real estate agents, rental properties and real estate information.

Religion
Sites that promote or provide information regarding religious beliefs and practices.

Restaurants/Food
Sites that contain content related to restaurants, food, dining, etc.

Search Engines
Sites that are used to search the web.

Services
Sites offering professional services such as cleaning and repair services.

Sex Ed
Sites that contain content relating to sexual education.

Shopping
Sites that are used to purchase consumer goods, including online auctions and classifieds.

Sports
Sites that contain content relating to sports and recreation.

Technology
Sites that contain content related technology including software, computer hardware, technology companies, and technical computer help.

Toolbars
Sites that offer toolbar downloads for web browsers.

Transportation
Sites that contain content related to transportation such as trains, bus routes and public transportation. Also includes those sites related to vehicles, motorcycles, and vehicle sales.

Travel
Sites that provide travel related services or information such as online travel agencies, transporation (airlines, trains and buses), tourism, and lodging.

Violence & Hate
Sites that promote violent behavior or depict gratuitous images of death, gore or bodily harm.

Virus & Malware
Sites containing malicious software, viruses or malware.In addition sites that contain software hacks and illegal codes, and computer hacker-related material.

Web Based E-mail
Sites offering web-based E-mail services.

Web Hosting
Sites that offer web hosting services and domains for sale. Also includes sites that are parked by domain name resellers.

Web Proxies
Sites that offer web proxy information, services, or downloads. Web proxies are often used in an attempt to bypass URL and Content Filters.
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