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Tech Talk / Re: Internet Filters
« on: April 08, 2021, 02:36:32 PM »

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Tech Talk / Re: Internet Filters
« on: April 08, 2021, 02:27:22 PM »
Using it on a mobile or desktop? And what's the pricing?
Does it use a VPN?
Desktop. The pricing depends what you need:
The regular is 30 NIS (appx 8 USD), then they have the Reduced Risk plan where they block news and forums like this one which costs 10 NIS (appx 3 USD). Limited is 7 NIS (appx 2 USD). Gmail Only is 4 NIS (appx 1.20 USD)

It does use VPN.

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Tech Talk / Re: Internet Filters
« on: April 08, 2021, 11:38:37 AM »
how does it help you? its just more work on your side, if all the traffic goes through their servers then they have the potential to see what you're doing, IMHO their is no benefit of using a manual process of opening sites, if they want they can be nosy if they don't they don't need to be regardless of the approval process,

1)do you put your phone on mute when you call kol mevaser so they shouldn't listen in to what's going on in your house?
2) do you really think kol mevaser has any interest in listening in to what's going on by you?

same is with internet filters they have the potential of manualy looking into what you're doing but with so much traffic they couldn't careless about your browsing history (unless you bump into issues that they need to resolve)

when you submit a request for techloq it runs against a list of site categories, if its not questionable (according to your providers settings) it gets approved on the spot automatically if its questionable they'll make you to reconfirm and sometimes elevate it to your provider

I would not want my filter to collect data about all the places that i visit. I don't think most people would. I want them to collect it only when there is something i need them to check. The process with NetFree does just that. I send them a support request detailing the issue. In it i include an Internet Traffic Recording - i just click start, run the site/software with the issue and click send. It's that easy.

Additionally NetFree works a bit different than the other filter in that they don't just rely on a category (which can sometimes cause problematic blocks or openings due to mixed category content or miscategorization. Instead NetFree checks each thing manually once and then it becomes available for everyone. This means that once one person resolved an issue it will work for everyone while still having an extremely accurate and clean yet very available internet.

I'd recommend it to everyone. I used the other options as well and i still can't understand why they don't adopt a similar path.

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Tech Talk / Re: Internet Filters
« on: April 07, 2021, 11:48:08 AM »
I still haven't gotten clear if there are people in these internet filter companies that see your browsing history or are the filters running automatically unless a special request is made?

On NetFree they do not collect anything and if you need them to open something you need to record it yourself and send it to them using their Internet Traffic Recording tool.

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Tech Talk / Re: Internet Filters
« on: February 11, 2021, 04:14:27 PM »
From what i understood the unblocking is done by a computer in most cases.

The issue my friend was having was a more complex tech support issue and as of now he is already waiting 3 days after they told him that they'll call him and he also sent 2 emails.

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Tech Talk / Re: Internet Filters
« on: February 10, 2021, 05:05:15 PM »
I've heard that recently from someone else as well. He said that they told him someone will call him back 2 days ago but he is still waiting. I wouldn't know because i don't use Techloq.

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Tech Talk / Re: Internet Filters
« on: January 25, 2021, 09:56:36 AM »
all I'm saying for those kvetching about speed, you Need to check  your service plan, your router speed, wires and pc network card, you can't just blame the filter

Correct. In most cases it does not relate to the filter (although the filter is an easy scapegoat). It can be caused by antivirus, network issues, bad reception, interference and many other causes.

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Tech Talk / Re: Internet Filters
« on: January 25, 2021, 09:54:04 AM »

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Tech Talk / Re: Internet Filters
« on: January 24, 2021, 10:00:04 PM »
1. I pay for 100/100 and have several devices on my network.
2. Currently I don't have any device without the filter B"H but when i did test it the results were nearly identical.

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Tech Talk / Re: Internet Filters
« on: January 24, 2021, 09:39:22 PM »
I use NetFree. 24hr excellent support.

Speed:
Ping 9ms
Download 71
Upload 86

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Tech Talk / Re: Internet Filters
« on: January 03, 2021, 01:53:09 PM »
Do you have a link?
No.
From what i understand you install it as a regular device and then you change to Gmail only afterword.
Try to call them. +1-718-400-8838

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Tech Talk / Re: Internet Filters
« on: January 03, 2021, 01:41:21 PM »
Thanks - even from USA? the website is very difficult to figure out

Yes. Even US.
It is a new feature so it is possible that they didn't update the entire website.

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Tech Talk / Re: Internet Filters
« on: January 03, 2021, 09:39:25 AM »
What is the cheapest way to set up a Windows desktop PC to only be able to access email (a gmail account)?

NetFree offers Gmail Only for appx $1.25/mo

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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.

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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.
PlanPrice
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)

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