Make the web safer with East Jordan Iconoclast!
The internet can be a dangerous place, and by ministering on the internet, we have to take some responsibility for helping to keep it safe. Iconoclast is our new browser extension for Google Chrome, and we hope it can help us accomplish this goal.
When you install Iconoclast, it will ask you to log in using your East Jordan username and password before allowing you to proceed to any web content, except for a short list of white-listed sites deemed safe for all users. (Let UriahWhitestone know if you want a site added to the white-list.)
After you log in, Iconoclast will begin recording all your web-browsing activity in an encrypted file on East Jordan's servers. This file can then be viewed by an accountability partner whom you select (a parent, spouse, friend, etc.). This helps parents to ensure that kids aren't looking at inappropriate content, and ensures users think twice before looking at something they shouldn't.
When your accountability partner logs in to East Jordan, he will have access not only to your web-browsing logs, but will also have the ability to take measures to stop innappropriate behavior. As a light disciplinary action for inappropriate internet use, your accountability partner is able to block images from rendering on all non-white-listed sites. (It smashes images, get it?) If your accountability partner determines that you need even more discipline, he can completely block your use of the internet, except for white-listed sites.
To get started using Iconoclast, follow these three easy steps:
- If you haven't already, log in to East Jordan Church using your username and password. If you don't have a username and password, click here to set up an East Jordan account.
- Once you've logged in, click here to download the Iconoclast browser extension. Once you have the extension, you'll be locked out of web browsing until you complete the registration process.
Once you've downloaded Iconoclast, click here to set up your iconoclast account and select your accountability partner.
When you finish browsing the web, click the Iconoclast sign-out button on your browser's toolbar to sign out and ensure that other users can't browse using your account.