Orange Safeguard

Orange Safeguard is the name given to the ISP content filter applied to pay-as-you-go Orange phones in the UK.

Categories

Categories blocked by Safeguard are[1]:

  • Anonymizers: These sites allow you to browse the Internet and access content anonymously.
  • Anorexia - Bulimia: Promoting and instigating eating disorders.
  • Gambling: Access to online gambling such as casinos and any other online services that let you place bets.
  • Chat: Where you chat in real time to people you don’t know.
  • Bombs: Explaining how to prepare, make, build and use explosives and explosive devices.
  • Dating: Websites for match-making where the user can meet other people - make friends, find a partner, etc.
  • Forums: Where you’re invited to take part in discussions on predetermined topics with people you don’t know.
  • Pornography: Websites with a pornographic or sexual content.
  • Racism: Sites promoting racist behaviour based on culture, race, religion, ideology, etc.
  • Sects: Websites on universally acknowledged sects. Within this category URLs are included on organizations that promote directly or indirectly:
(i) group, animal or individual injuries,
(ii) esoteric practices,
(iii) content that sets a bad example for young children: that teaches or encourages children to perform harmful acts or imitate dangerous behaviour,
(iv) content that creates feelings of fear, intimidation, horror, or psychological terror,
(v) Incitement or depiction of harm against any individual or group based on gender, sexual orientation, ethnic, religious or national identity.
  • Violence: Containing openly violent content and/or that promote violence or defend it.
  • Hackers: Containing info on hacking, pirated and illegal software as well as software used for hacking.
  • Malware: Websites containing malicious code or programs such as viruses Trojans etc.
  • Spyware: An application that collects confidential and general information from a PC to then transmit to a third party. All this takes place without knowledge and/or consent of the user.

Links

References

  1. what is 18-rated content?, Orange.co.uk - via archive.org 2012-10-06