How we filtered Office Word "Clip Art" Search in Windows 10

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Hi All,  

When we upgraded to Windows 10, the embedded "Office App" has Word with a Clip-Art search that cannot be filtered by CE. I contacted CE by phone and support said there is no way to filter apps.  :(  

We were very discouraged and were crippled by the gap in filtering. But we limped along, in prayer and in research.

Here is how we solved it.  

1. Installed Word 2010.

2. Removed/Hid Office apps (and others) using this method (scroll down to Power Shell).  http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/easily-remove-bloatware-windows-10/

3. Added these addresses to the blocked list under the Covenant Eyes user's filter.

http://officeimages.microsoft.com

http://r.office.microsoft.com

http://office.microsoft.com/clipart

http://officeimg.vo.msecnd.net

Please test this method and see if it works for you.

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Heather, Official Rep

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Thank you for you idea, S. While I'm not aware of any damaging clip art available through MS Office, there may be clip art on the web that isn't so great. We appreciate your ideas on how to block clip art from being accessible in MS Office.

Regards,

Heather
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Hi Heather, Wow, okay.  

I'm not blocking images from the small data base of clip art.  

MS Office "Clip Art" -- insert picture-- is a **web-search** for images now; it still has a small data base of clip art, but primarily is a wide-open, unfiltered internet search.  Not of just clip-art, of any photo or image on the net.

I am a little stunned that CE isn't aware of this -- I've phoned about it, emailed about it, and now posted here.  So CE customers think they are safely filtering.  They are not.  IT IS A WIDE-OPEN UNFILTERED INTERNET SEARCH.

Thanks.  Sharon
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John, UX Practitioner

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Hey S.

Message received. Thanks for your passion, and I have made sure that the development teams are aware of the problem. Heather is correct when she says that Covenant Eyes does not do "app filtering", and indeed it looks like your solution is pretty close to what we would do if we were to try and cut off that hole using our current technology. Remember that Covenant Eyes works by blocking web traffic, not the individual apps that produce the traffic. Adding those URLs to the block list of the filter will go a long way to remove the threat that is an unfiltered search. 
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Bernard Winter

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hi I am responding to David Hayes's comments regarding Windows 10 app for Word, Excel and for Outlook email. it is possible and very easy to find unfiltered images through 'insert pictures online'.  I moved from Net Nanny to Covenant Eyes because I was told by a rep that while 'insert pictures online' cannot be blocked by CE, the strict safe search for Bing would apply. Sadly, that ain't the case. furthermore, the app works - get this - when Bing.com is completely blocked, when there is an Allowed list only, and during internet black out times. so CE right now, has no effect. furthermore, in internet accountability report only states that 

Web Content accessed by Microsoft Office 2016 https­://ou­tlook­.offi­ce365­.com

and give no details as to the content search. For searches done after the internet blackout begins, it reports the search as blocked, when in fact, images were returned.  I  saw another post by John a year ago about removing this feature in windows by installing Windows 2010. I have Windows 2016. does this mean for me to block the feature I have to revert to an earlier version of Windows? not sure if the blocks they are applying also block the functionality of Word, Outlook and Excel as I do need these features. can you let me know if they do, or not? 

I have put on CE for myself to deal with my issue and to get recovery. I can't get recovery if there are bottles in the house, so to speak. I am in a 12 step program for porn addiction, but I find I can't talk to anyone in the program, not even my sponsor regarding this issue, as I would be giving away too much information. so I really really need your help with this one. let me know what the current research on this at CE.

thanks,  Bernard W. 
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I meant installing Word 2010, not windows,  in my message. Bernard W
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