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Facebook | In Groups: Filter Post By Price

is it possible to filter Facebook posts in groups by price? Am currently trying to look for apartments on Facebook rental from posts about them.
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TLS connections to selected hosts fail on Norwegian flights

I fly often with Norwegian, which offers a free internet connection. While airborne, some https websites work, while others don't. Websites that work: https://meneame.net , https://google.com ...
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Unblock Google Analytics on all company computers except a few users

We are currently blocking GA in our company using IP filtering. We all share the same IP so exclude this in GA. However, we have an internal sales team that take sales on the phone. We'd like GA to ...
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Nginx filter htaccess requests

I have an old externally managed service that is providing an apache. I'm reverse proxying with nginx which works fine and I can restrict access to unsecure parts which is even better. Now I want to ...
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Are there any maintained blocklists for modal website popups?

I use uBlock Origin to block ads. I also use it to block non-advertisement annoyances, such as registration popups and overlays. I select the offending element(s) with the UBO element picker, create a ...
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squidGuard does not filter traffic

I am trying to setup squidguard with squid proxy. It does not seem to capture any traffic or does not match any sources Package details Proxy: Squid 3.5 OS: Centos 7 SquidGuard Verion: ...
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unable to connect to VPN (just since a couple of days ago)

Have had no problem connecting to filtered websites till a couple of days ago. I usually use psiphon3 and it doesn't work now, tested Hotspot shield and it didn't work either, although I was able to ...
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What are methods of blocking or redirecting websites in Windows?

What are ways besides the hosts file, that I can redirect or otherwise block websites entirely through the use of software? Malwarebytes Premium is able to redirect websites it detects are bad and ...
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How to block HTML elements by text they contain?

I'm looking for a way to hide particular text fragments in a browser—all those news about buzzwords of the day. The idea is to hide HTML elements whose inner text contains certain keywords. I've ...
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K9 web protection installation: active connection is required

I have tried to install K9 Web Protection on my windows 10 x64 machine several times. But every time after pressing install in the following picture, It says Not Responding And finally I get ...
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Can't see any ads when connecting via one ISP

I've noticed that I don't see any ads when I connect via one ISP. Browser/OS doesn't matter. When I connect via another ISP I can see ads. What might be causing this filtering? This has been going on ...
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Pluckeye is a self-control tool. Some of its features are only accessible from a console. How do I use the console version of Pluckeye?

Pluckeye is a self-control tool. It's sort of similar to Cold Turkey. It can help you prevent yourself from visiting certain websites; you choose which ones. Much of Pluckeye's configuration can be ...
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Set up a web filter to block even the root user?

Is it possible to set up a web filter in Linux which even the root user will not be able to alter? I am the only user on my laptop, and I need root access to do things like install stuff, etc. I ...
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Block photos of snakes in browser

Is there any way to try to block photos of snakes in a browser, similar to how one might block adult content or advertisements? We've got a person who is learning Python but is very disturbed by ...
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What are the possible effects that deleting UAService.exe could have on my computer/OS? [closed]

Thanks to my EXTREMELY annoying school policy, I am unable to run and .bat, .exe, .wav, .mp4, .mp3, etc. files on my computer. I have tracked down the Lightspeed User Service, and am wondering what ...
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dir-300 router is able to block any website, but not Facebook [duplicate]

I'm trying to block the access to certain websites using the Website Filter section from Dlink DIR-300 Admin (Firmware 2.14, Hardware Bx which is the latest). It works for any keyword, except for ...
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How does Buctools work?

I have set up buctools in my house, but I am curious: how does it technologically work and do all those things? -- like safesearch for example. Hopefully this counts as a "personal and home computer ...
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Alternative to 127.0.0.1 in hosts file

I have a bunch of websites blocked at the system level in my Windows 7 by using the etc/hosts file. So far, I've done it the usual way, by giving 127.0.0.1 as the website's IP address. However, I'd ...
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D-link router URL blocking [closed]

I want to be able to block all sites except the sites on a whitelist. The D-link router does this just fine, but the list can only contain up to 40 urls. Is there a way I can allow more sites?
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Setting up parental control on the D-Link DIR-600L router

I am using the D-Link DIR-600L Wireless N150 Cloud Router, and I would like to setup or add a filter in the router to block inappropriate content, not allowing any of the connected users to access ...
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How to block sites like facebook.com, google.com etc. for different users

I use iptables for other sites as: iptables -A OUTPUT -o EXTERNAL_IF -m owner --uid-owner USERNAME -d DESTINATION_WEB -j REJECT It works for most sites except ones having a large range of IPs. What ...
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Restrict access to some websites for different users

On a Debian based system; as the superuser, I need to restrict access to some websites but specific to user. For instance, abc.com for user1, xyz.com for user2... I tried /etc/hosts file. Adding a ...
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Could I access a blocked website via a virtual machine if the host OS has the web address blocked in its hosts file?

I was going through this Net Nanny article that mentioned about the various ways its web filter could be bypassed by kids. Among other methods, I saw this: One way that teens can get around the ...
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Is there a script to change ip address to bypass filtering?

Is there a script to change ip address to bypass internet filtering? as I know programs like freegate change the ip address to bypass internet firewalls.I want to write a script to do it by myself. ...
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Prevent the use of VPN/SSH to bypass porn blocking solutions

I've read the various questions about content filtering and it seems that openDNS is the consensus solution, although it's easy to bypass with a VPN service or an SSH tunnel. Is there a way to ...
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Ways to block content online based on words?

Is there any way to block content online based on words from a blocklist? I mean this very globally. In other words, to remove a paragraph, page, or YouTube video suggestion (with its title), in any ...
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How to Block Ultra Surf Proxy Client on Windows

How can I effectively block ultrasurf which is being used on our company network. With ultrasurf all web filters applied on the network are useless. Does anyone have a solution to this problem?
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Effectively blocking flash online games

How do I block all games on one computer? hosts file is an option, but I have yet to come across a decent hosts list for all online game sites. I tried using open DNS but the filer list there is ...
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In an IP filter, where does the IP I'm trying to block goes: source or destination?

I'm trying to block a certain site/ip-address (http://122.160.230.125:8080/vta/redirectedPage.do) from opening. I figure (?) that if I could put 122.160.230.125 in my router IP Filter settings I ...
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Filter/Redirect HTTP requests based on URL in Ad-Hoc connection

My computer (Windows7) is connected to the Internet via ethernet, and I shared this Internet connection via WIFI (Ad-Hoc). Is it possible to filter/block/redirect URLs for specific MAC/IP addresses, ...
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I can't see some images from Google images [duplicate]

I am from Iran. In my country, the government has filtered the some web-sites. Recently I have a problem for see the all images in Google Images. For example: http://uploadtak.com/images/...
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Is it possible to make browsers avoid showing you sites from a customized list within the search results?

I hate it when some sites appear again and again within my google (or any other search engine) list. For instance, you may go to google image search and type in "samurai soldier with sword". The ...
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How can I filter content of a web page?

I wanted to know, if is there any setting/addon available in Mozilla Firefox or in Google Chrome by which I can filter the content of my choice on any web page. To be more clear, I want to save my ...
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Does the Pirate Browser circumvent corporate website filters?

Hypothetically speaking, of course, if SWIM installed the Pirate Browser on their work computer which has certain filers installed which block certain website such as facebook for example, would this ...
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Adblock Plus filter to block youtube 'Popular feed videos ' on homepage?

I don't like the Youtube's popular feed videos on front page, few of them have adult stuff or NSFW thumbnails which i don't like. its a distraction. I added a custom filter i.e. main-feed-content' ...
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Comcast Router blocks DNS settings

I recently started using Comcast broadband after Cable was installed into my neighborhood. Before that I was relegated to Wireless Broadband services similar to Clear. Previous, I had my network set ...
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fritz!box doesn't reply on dnsmasq rules that point to IPs within 192.168.178.### range

To ensure better monitoring of my home network (parental control) I tried and set up a Raspberry Pi with dnsmasq and added in some rules to the dnsmasq.conf, that basically come down to the following: ...
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Internet filtering on iPad / DNS lookups

I would like to prevent access to adult websites on iPads by filtering them out. How can I stop people if they know the websites IP ? Allow me to explain a bit further. I have set up OpenDNS's ...
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Creating a Domain BLACKlist with D-Link Router Instead of Whitelist

Problem I have a D-Link router and am having trouble figuring out how to get it to block certain websites. Background With my old (revision A1) DI-524, I had several different kinds of flexible ...
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How to block access to Facebook for all users in a small business?

A relative of mine has a small accounting office and he decided to block facebook in the network. Ive been looking for a solution for blocking the https site but I had to enter all ip adresses to ...
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Only permit traffic to specific domains on Windows 7

Three domain-member boxes are sometimes used for proctoring exams. Unfortunately some instructors host their exams on external sites, so blocking all WAN connectivity is not a solution. What software ...
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Is there a Firefox/chrome plugin, or a software that disables specific terms from being searched for in google?

Family protection software are good, however, they are NOT smart enough, more specifically, in filtering other languages than English's pornography search keywords.
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How do I manually add a Tracking Protection List (TPL) to Internet Explorer that is not in the Internet Explorer gallery website?

Currently, the only way I know to add a Tracking Protection List (TPL) to IE is by going to the Internet Explorer gallery, and then add it from that website. But suppose I want to add this TPL from ...
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openDNS and proxy settings

My work PC is connected to my company domain and it uses proxy settings. I tried to block a site(eg. facebook.com) using openDNS settings, it did not work. Will openDNS work if I use proxy settings ?...
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Squid - transparent proxy with NICs on same subnet?

I have setup a basic Squid + DansGuardian virtual machine that I was to use for the monitoring and blocking of certain websites. Currently, web traffic goes through a router set as the gateway - the ...
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Block site on a PC logged into a domain and using a proxy

I read lot of posts related with blocking sites. Most of the posts says to edit hosts file. I know it is a good method. But this one is not working for me. Can you guess what is the issue by ...
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Is there any Base Filtering Engine (BFE) service in Linux similar to windows

In windows we have Base Filtering Engine which helps applications to monitor network traffic. Is there any similar service which runs in Linux too. Something similar to a packet filtering service. I ...
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Block Websites at Work [closed]

At work there are about 40 PCs. I want to block all the websites and only allow a few Domains/Websites for operators. A few operators can access anything. I want something quick and easy so I can ...
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How can I block social share buttons in webpages [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to block annoying facebook and other social network widgets A great many pages have these "Like", "Tweet", "G+1", "share" row of buttons all over the place and in each ...
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Proxy to simplify complex web pages

Web pages are becoming more and more bloated, so that the problem is not only the bandwidth needed to load them but also the processing power needed to render them. I currently use AdBlock with ...