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Internet Filters Internet Filters

I am surprised that there isn't already a topic on this forum about this, but it my opinion there shouldnt be a home in this country Jewish or otherwise that should have unfiltered internet in their house.  The accessibility of pornography and all other forms of trash that represent the lowest forms of human society is only a mouse click away and nobody should have to face such a test.

Below I will include list of the internet filters that I am familiar with: (if possible I can try to keep this list up-to-date if others add comments for ones that I missed)

1.  K9WebProtection - - Best FREE internet filter that I know of which is very customizable and easy to install, and pretty hard to bypass.

2.  OpenDNS - - Another FREE filter that works based on DNS filtering, however this filter is extremely easy to bypass, it is basically just doing the reverse of the installation.  In my opinion it is great as a second layer of protection but should not be relied upon as a first line of defense.

3.  Covenant Eyes - - A very popular internet monitoring tool which can either include just accountability reports which basically send a summary of all questionable websites visited to a third party but doesnt actually block anything, or also can provide actual website filtering as well.  There is a charge for this service however it varies because many places have "group" discounts with Covenant Eyes and therefor you can get a better annual rate.  (As a side note I had Covenant Eyes on my computer and it wreaked havoc, because it is often incompatible with many other programs.  It is possible that they have gotten better since I last tried it, but the program is designed to act like any other form of malware which embeds itself in the system to make sure it is difficult to bypass, but that could cause other unwanted issues.)

4.  Netnanny - -My personal favorite internet filter which provides a ton of customizable features, my favorite of which being that you can have different account logins within the same computer so that each one can have its own customized internet filtering settings.  Also Netnanny allows remote access so that if you install it on your computer and a friend has the password, and a site that is OK gets blocked for some reason, you can send a request to them to unblock it and they can do that remotely.  Netnanny also gives the ability to send emails whenever an attempt to go to a blocked site is made, to prevent someone from constantly "trying to test the limits" to find something that is not blocked.  Netnanny does charge a $39.99 per year for one computer license or $59.98 for 3 computers, which in my opinion is a VERY reasonable price to pay to protect yourself and your family from the dangers of the internet (This is the filter that I personally use on my computer)

I am sure that there are many other very good filters out there, but these are the ones that I have firsthand knowledge of, please feel free to post comments below and I can try to update this list.

Feel free to post your thoughts!

November 10, 2010, 11:22:18 PM
google voice help I downloaded the app for Google.voice on my phone (sprint HTC EVO) and it has this annoying feature that once you press talk then it says to answer press one... Does anyone know how I can get rid of it??
December 14, 2011, 10:29:59 AM
Re: Acer laptop seems to have hardware problems Don't go by brand, go by family or model. Obviously everything depends on your budget, but certain laptops tend to have better designs than others and are considered more durable.
January 10, 2013, 12:14:06 PM
T-Mobile Free calls and data in foreign countries including israel T-Mobile to Make It Cheaper to Make Calls While Abroad
October 9, 2013
Cellphone plans are a little like languages: they don’t always translate well in foreign countries.

Often, travelers have to pay an extra $100 to their provider to get any cell service abroad. Or they must sign up for a short-term plan with a carrier in the country they are visiting.

T-Mobile US, one of the largest phone carriers in the United States, wants to change that. The company on Wednesday said it was eliminating the charges that a customer normally paid to use their phone number and data service in a foreign country, called roaming fees.

John Legere, T-Mobile’s chief executive, said in an interview that travelers had long been shocked by exorbitant cellphone bills after they traveled, so many people now just leave their phones off.

He said the point of the change was to help the people who would pay $100 for service abroad. But it was also to help “the people who fear turning their phone on.”

T-Mobile customers will be automatically enrolled in the free-roaming agreement on Oct. 31. Those who subscribe to the company’s plan, called Simple Choice, can take their smartphone to a foreign country and pay 20 cents a minute for voice calls. Text messages and data will be unlimited.

The free roaming benefit will apply to about 100 countries, including France, Spain, China, Japan, Russia and China.

The plan is the latest aggressive move from T-Mobile, which has been on a campaign to disrupt the American wireless industry over the last year. The company has said its goal is to eliminate the things that make people angry with their phone companies.

In March, the company shifted from requiring customers to sign two-year contracts. And in July, the carrier offered an option for customers to upgrade to a new phone after as little as six months, instead of waiting two years. The company also continues to offer unlimited data plans, which AT&T and Verizon Wireless discontinued long ago for new customers.

The changes are working. In August, T-Mobile reported that it had gained 1.1 million customers in the last quarter, its largest growth in four years.

The elimination of roaming fees raises a question: if the customers don’t have to pay the fee, then who will? Mr. Legere said he expected customers to continue joining T-Mobile in droves, which will more than make up for the money that could have been made from charging roaming fees.

“We just changed the game to where our coverage map is now the world,” Mr. Legere said. “Our network is now by far a much bigger coverage area than AT&T and Verizon combined.”

October 09, 2013, 08:26:25 PM
Chase Sapphire Reserve Click Here to get more details on this card and compare to other cards!

Reports of a new Chase credit card coming out at the end of August. It's supposed to be a high end card to compete with the Amex Plat.

July 25, 2016, 11:15:38 PM
Re: iphone 7 plus vs. note 7
what are the ddfers opinion on the comparison of these two devices?

The debate should be Android devices in general vs iPhone. The answer is very simple, iOS is what makes the iPhone so great. The reason being that different manufacturers try to beat everyone by introducing the best processors, largest RAM, best screen etc., but Apple found the perfect balance of better and practical. For example their screens might not be the best, but the way we hold a phone there is no way to notice the difference with a better screen. The RAM and processors aren't the fastest either, but somehow iOS manages to open the same apps/games much faster than any Android. Apps are also easier to make since developer don't have to think about 100's of devices. Same goes with battery, they can keep it the same capacity and since the phone draws less power with a "normal" screen it can last for a good 10 hours of use, and it's not 10 hours on a good day, but everyday. Of course there are limitations for people who look to use their phone like a laptop or people who like to fully customize it.

Here's a video to answer your original question:

September 20, 2016, 12:32:38 PM
Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
New link to join the DDF Public Group. The open invite will be for a limited time, so join soon!
Any reason not to do one via Telegram?

October 26, 2016, 07:50:38 AM
Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
On ios you have now GIF search
I'm on beta in Android it doesn't seem that they rolled it out yet, anyone know when they rolling out on android?
It's also active on whatsapp web.
Should be activated in Android beta soon. The functionality is there but hidden.
I think if rooted you could activate it on Android .

November 13, 2016, 01:45:59 PM
Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
I'm trying to leave a comment on DDMS keeps freezing on me.

Be careful- If you leave more than one comment Dan might ban you from DDMS, DDF, and all affiliates of the DansDeals network.

November 16, 2016, 06:03:47 PM
If you only want talk, text, and Google contacts/calendar then why don't you just take your current smartphone (or get a cheap BLU) and have TAG block everything else?
easier said then done

November 24, 2016, 04:47:46 PM