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Tech Talk / Re: Internet Filters
« on: November 15, 2020, 09:43:16 AM »
Thanks. Im looking for a TAG approved solution. I see there are about 10+ filtering companies but not all show pricing on website.. wondering if anyone had experience....
I'd think apps only no browser would be more popular

TAG can use apple restrictions if it is used in addition to an Internet block (which is free).
Try to contact them.

Tech Talk / Re: Internet Filters
« on: October 12, 2020, 09:46:26 AM »
So, it's basically the same ~$100 a year as the others.
Just wanted to update, NetFree announced about 2 weeks ago that they have just released "Plans" where you get discounts for reducing risk.
Regular Everything kosher is open (after review)30 NIS (appx $8)
Reduced Risk Blocks Addictive websites (including the DansDeals Forum :'( )and foreign opinions and cultures10 NIS (appx $2.75)
Basic Email, File Sharing, Medical, Banking etc. - only basics7 NIS (appx $2)
Gmail Only4 NIS (appx $1.25)

Tech Talk / Re: Internet Filters
« on: September 30, 2020, 12:58:03 PM »
How? Works with FIOS?

I'm reading their spec sheet and it's not so clear.

As that sheet states it is only for those in Israel. Those outside Israel need to install it on their device - including routers...

Any router that supports VPN (Most do) can be used. I use it and it works great.

See and

Tech Talk / Re: Internet Filters
« on: September 29, 2020, 09:17:31 PM »
So, it's basically the same ~$100 a year as the others.
In the US and UK correct.

But: You can put it on your network for the same price as putting it on one device...

Tech Talk / Re: Internet Filters
« on: September 29, 2020, 05:38:42 PM »

Tech Talk / Re: Internet Filters
« on: September 29, 2020, 05:34:46 PM »
It seems like it is free.

It's not free (it was in the beginning) but it is cheaper than other options. It costs:
30 NIS in US and UK (Appx 8 USD, 7 GBP)
20 NIS in France
15 NIS in Israel

Tech Talk / Re: Internet Filters
« on: September 29, 2020, 05:29:48 PM »
Thank you.
1. So why are people paying around $100 a year for the others?
Several possibilities:
1. They don't know about NetFree (NetFree does not advertise)
2. They do need something that NetFree does not open such as Facebook for example
2. Can you make a special request to open something they consider not Kosher?
I'm not sure.
I've heard that they do have a department that looks into such requests but I really don't have info about if it actually exists or how it works.
3. What about a typical website (i.e. Fox News) that may have pictures not for a Frum person - will it not open at all or do they block/blur the pictures?
The way they work is they review each website and if it is kosher (or can be koshered) then they open it for all the users. Additionally then have a staff of non-Jews in who check each picture in real time and if it is kosher then they open it for all the users. Otherwise they blur it.

Fox news specifically is blocked (as are most non-Jewish news sites) because they contain extremely problematic content such as celebrity news etc.
Fox business is open
4. Is there skin-tone covering?
No - images are blurred if then aren't kosher.

To date they've checked 886,991,350 pictures (according to their home page).
From my experience the review time for images is appx 15 seconds
Websites depend on the priority level which can be set. High priority is usually as fast as 5 minutes and you can see the estimated response times in your account.

In general I have the impression that it is an outstanding product but also that it won't work for some people because of specific needs.

Tech Talk / Re: Internet Filters
« on: September 29, 2020, 04:57:54 PM »
How is NetFree for filtering computers?

Works great. Do not feel any effect on speed. I find that it is much much cleaner than other filters.

Customer service is great and is open 24 hrs.

In short: I personally highly recommend it for those who genuinely want a cleaner experience.
But: Keep in mind that if something isn't kosher then they will not open it (unless they can clean it)

Tech Talk / Re: Internet Filters
« on: September 10, 2020, 06:17:19 PM »
I haven't tried them.

Tech Talk / Re: Internet Filters
« on: September 10, 2020, 05:58:06 PM »
I personally don't recommend either of them because like i said they can easily be removed. I recommend using a real filter.

Tech Talk / Re: Internet Filters
« on: August 11, 2020, 09:44:55 PM »
With NetFree I haven't been having these issues. You can choose which server to connect to...

Just Shmooze / Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« on: August 26, 2019, 09:07:36 PM »
New website by ZviZvi brings together lots of live-stream Jewish music

Tech Talk / Re: Internet Filters
« on: August 26, 2019, 10:48:56 AM »
what do you mean by security certificate? If I install vpn on my iOS device i.e (I install ExpressVPN for iOS) it wouldn't work directly ? do I need to install any security certificate with that if yes then what it would be because I never heard or read about that..

since internet filters review secure (https) pages, they need to send them to the end user using their own certificate (not the original) therefore the users must install the certificate to be trusted by the device.

Tech Talk / Re: Internet Filters
« on: June 16, 2019, 09:39:20 AM »
They do filter YouTube,
they use YouTube categories for YouTube Filtering which isn't totally reliable (for example what is in "Entertainment" "Science" "how To" etc.)

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