Add more granularity to the Web Content Filtering feature and/or the statistics module
Currently, it is possible to filter the Web content through 3 ways:
a-Choose a filtering level (high, medium..)
b-block multiples categories (Chat, Drugs...)
c-block individual domains
I think that a filtering level between the level b) & c) is missing and some users activity and question suggest it.
Let's take a real example from my experience.
As a parent, I would like to block the Android Snapchat application.
After some search within your forum, it seems that I have to block two domains:
* feelinsonice.appspot.com and feelinsonice-hrd.appspot.com.
Another user suggests blocking data.flurry.com too.
After some trial and error, my daughter could not use it anymore with her smartphone at home.
And what if they decide to change the domain name tomorrow ?
It is an error-prone and time-consuming task to check if the application is unavailable through my Phone.
Same thing for Facebook with their multiple domains: faceook.com, facebook.net ...
My suggestion would be to add an application level for majors companies/internet usage (I know it is a blur definition..) such as facebook, facebook mobile, snapchat.
It could be a community based database or ovverided/redefined by the user itself.
2) Also this suggestion makes more senses in the statistics section with the table displaying the domains.
Let's take a example of the top domains for one day:
Rank Domain Requests
1 *.ytimg.com 20
2 b-graph.facebook.com 18
3 wpad.lan 17
4 safebrowsing-cache.google.com 17
5 *.youtube.com 15
6 *.clients.google.com 14
7 accounts.google.com 14
8 graph.facebook.com 14
9 kshowonline.com 13
10 ssl.gstatic.com 12
11 safebrowsing.google.com 12
12 www.googleapis.com 11
As a user, this type of data may be too unrefined.
Indeed, I deduce from those 13 lines that Google and Facebook applications where used today.
It answers to the question:
Which Websites or Applications were used today by my daughter ? The various domains does not interested me.
Fine below what I consider a User-Friendly aggregation:
Rank Application Requests
1 +Facebook 150
2 +Google Search 125
Obviously, such presentation will be not replace the previous one but be really helpful
for high level user or user in a hurry that do not want to read all the 25 pages of statistics
If needed, clicking on the + button will expan a tree with the related domains.
Rank Application Requests
1 -Facebook 150
. b-graph.facebook.com 100
. api.facebook.com 50
2 -Google Search 125
I understand that a domain may be used within many application level such as Gmail, Google plus and so on.
Thanks for reading me.
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