What is a blacklist of sites

Blacklists have by developers of major browsers: Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla, Google, Chrome and others. Suppliers of antivirus programs also create blacklists, which include mostly sites known as virus sources. Providers have their blacklists as well, because the legislation requires them to protect their customers from resources containing, for example, child pornography, extremist literature and other prohibited materials. content. Administrators of social networks such as Facebook, VKontakte, Odnoklassniki and My World Mail.ru also have their blacklists.

The blacklist is a convenient tool to regulate the content provided to users for viewing. For example, the head or information security of an enterprise includes resources on the Internet that can damage workers’ network and computers and distract from the production process. Also blocked are all sites through which classified information may leak.

Blacklists can also be used at home. First of all, these are blacklists created by an internet provider and antivirus developer. They are regularly updated, being a reliable protection. List creators can be helped by pointing to unwanted sites, complaining about spam or illegal content. In addition, there is also the Parental Control feature. If the computer owner does not want his underage children to go to some pages, he can configure this feature in the browser and in the antivirus. In addition to blocking illegal content, Parental Control will restrict access to resources containing, for example, scenes of violence, sex, obscene and any others, which will require a them blacklisted by hand.

In 2012, Russia adopted a law establishing a national service to create a common list of sites containing illegal content: child pornography, production instructions, $ acquisition and marketing of drugs and information on how to suicide.$ Arrangements around this law do not subside in society. On the one hand, it contributes to the best protection of users from unwanted content, on the other – contradicts Art. 29, Part 4 and 5 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, that is, restricts citizens in the rights to free search and dissemination of information.$ Moreover, thanks to this law it will be possible to block websites without trial, and may not be hit by the lair of paedophilia and drug abuse, but, for example, opposition information resources. This is the case in the PRC, with their “Great Chinese Firewall”. But how the “big Russian blacklist” will work, time will tell.

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