To be honest, I am not sure where this post should be classified, but I can gladly move it if need be. So please advise if the better choice would be " Off Topic" instead of in here as I have placed it already. Thanks.
Anyway, whenever I download a portable application from here, I see the advertisement (or recommendation, what have you, etc...) to "whitelist..." this or "blacklist..." that, etc. As this verbiage sounds a bit crass in some respects, I was wondering about the ultimate origin of it precisely. I am not a developer, and it may very well have some mundane roots, if you will, but I thought I would ask in either case. Thanks.