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BobBuilder
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Rename black and white lists

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Hi - has anyone thought about changing the name of black and white lists. the connotation that black is bad and white is good is somewhat out dated now.

you could use: Allow\approved\accepted\permitted list. And block lists

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bkelly
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As of today, SVM now uses the terms "Allow Lists" and "Block List".

SVR will make the same update in its next release (currently scheduled for the end of August). 

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bkelly
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Thanks, the suggestion is appreciated. We want to ensure what we choose is intuitive and standard so will be watching/participating industry discussions on topics like this where we can be quick to transition to new industry standard terminology which I anticipate may evolve quickly. 

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NCSC have a nice write up about it. https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/blog-post/terminology-its-not-black-and-white

Twitter have also done the same. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53273923.

MS and Google are encouraging developers to move away from black and white lists. Plenty of example of some of the biggest tec firms moving to a 'new industry standard terminology'
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Thank you, we are working to make a change to "allow list" and "block list" in the near future.
bcbackes
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I've received the same direction from my Management as well. They are asking that we refer to it as exclude or exception.

 

Thanks,


Brant

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bkelly
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As of today, SVM now uses the terms "Allow Lists" and "Block List".

SVR will make the same update in its next release (currently scheduled for the end of August). 

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