Google weblight bypasses filter

Filternet parental control app uses DNS filtering to block adult websites. But Google weblight services in India integrated with default browser Chrome, may bypass it on slow networks.

This happens on Airtel, Vodafone, Jio etc networks. Your phone switches from 2G/3G/4G anytime, all the time. On Jio it doesn’t show this speed change, but internet speed keeps changing.

When speed falls to 2G, Google automatically sends user to weblight proxy servers. This bypasses our DNS filter and exposes under-18 users to adult content and other harmful content.

It leaves us with a very tough decision – to block Google Weblight server itself or risk porn exposure of kids.

This problem is specific to Chrome browser. Its observed in Brazil, Indonesia and India only.

We recommend a non-profit browser Mozilla Firefox for these country users for complete safety.

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