Release notes - Dec 2021

We end the year with some new features and bug fixes this month.

1. Expansion of Chrome Extension: The Chrome Extension that was until now used only for Chromebooks, will now be available on the Chrome browser as well. This means that users on any device can be filtered by the Chrome Extension so long as they are on the Chrome browser on their device.

2. Security groups support for Aware and On-Call: The Security groups feature that allows Azure users to effectively use Securly filtering by importing their security groups from Azure to Securly, is now being extended to Aware and On-Call users as well. This means that schools will be able to select which security groups will be monitored and alerted upon by Aware and the On-Call service, similar to how Google Workspace users select OUs.

3. Stricter blocking at school's discretion: Schools can now choose to block all uncategorized websites through an additional setting in the policy level settings. It is not recommended that schools enable this switch as it is possible that certain educational websites or non-harmful websites are also blocked with this action because they do not exist in the Securly database. This feature would be available to schools only upon request and not displayed in the UI by default.

4. Delegation facility for nudity alerts: School admins will now be able to delegate the monitoring of nudity alerts to faculty group members, similar to how they delegate grief, bully, or violence alerts. If the quarantine images feature is disabled from the account settings, then the faculty group user will not receive quarantine alerts but will continue to receive nudity alerts. Considering the sensitivity of the images being flagged, this feature is available only upon request.

5. Bug fixes:

  • All users with the super admin role in Google Workspace or those who are part of the Admin Group in the Safety Console will be able to manage quarantined nude images.
  • When an email with nudity is quarantined, the owner of the file is informed about the quarantine via email. This email was not being sent in some cases and the issue has been fixed.
  • It was observed that email alerts for flagged gun terms were being sent for Wiki searches even when the email notifications were turned off by the user. This has been fixed.
  • This card adds the 'Other' option to the 'reason for allowing a site' field on the new blocked page that was missing from the original design.
  • Chrome extension users were facing an issue with YouTube being available to kids even when the parent had added it to the deny list. This has been fixed, and if YouTube is blocked by the parent policy deny list then kids won't be able to access it.
  • This fixes the issue with Aware onboarding where session timeout would automatically onboard the user with an incorrect email value. Instead, now the user will be displayed an error message about unsuccessful onboarding if the session times out for any reason.
  • Whenever a user reads the alerts in the Aware tab, the new alert sticky notification should disappear and alerts should be displayed as read. This was not happening in some instances and has been fixed.


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