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Filters for PC:
Call TAG 718-225-5824 (718-Call-TAG)
www.usanativ.com           8-12/mo 95-140/yr per 2 devices     
www.techloq.com (Windows)            9.49/mo 99.49/yr per device
www.NetFree.link (Windows)            free
www.netsafepro.com           10-12/mo per device 9-10/mo additional
www.netsparkmobile.com/ (Android and Windows)            9.50/mo 89/yr per device
www.covenanteyes.com/services/internet-filtering / http://webchaver.org/filtering.php           15.99/mo unlimited devices scree captures
www.netnanny.com (Android, iOS, PC, Mac)           40/yr 55/yr per device
https://truple.io (Android, Windows, Mac, Linux, Chromebook [iOS coming soon]) - randomly captures and shares screenshots with accountability partner.                                    5-16/mo 50-160/yr (ranging from 1-unlimited devices)

http://www.livigent.com
==built on Livigent==
www.meshimer.com                      8-15/mo per device
www.geder.org
www.gentechsolution.com                   39/qtr per device

More info see https://venishmartem.com/

Israel
https://www.tagisrael.org/
http://www.etrog.net.il/
http://www.enativ.com/
http://netfree.link/
http://www.rimon.net.il/
http://shomer.shoresh.org.il/

For Windows Phone
www.safekiddo.com/en_us/

For Android
https://truple.io/androidfilter.html (Free android filter)

For iPhone/iPad/iOs
Check out their quite easy and powerful content restrictions.
Suggestion: Have someone else have the password (or half and half with a spouse) and do the following:
Lock installing apps + remove browser + add apps you need (possible rules: no games, no sports, no entertainment, etc.).
[Occasionally an app will have a built in browser/or need to access a certain website - just go back in to settings (with password) and add that website].
There is time restrictions and more features too.
(May not be enough for teenagers - consult your own advisers - this solution sure beats doing nothing and there is no excuse)

DNS
https://www.opendns.com/ (can be used in routers or directly in PC)
https://cleanbrowsing.org

Pricing info may not be accurate and is only on full filters (not email only), feel free to correct, and does not include installation costs. I am working on a comprehensive comparison list
here it is
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Re: Internet filters
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2011, 06:05:36 AM »
Hmmm. K.

p.s. I ask because there are two reasons why I made this thread. One, because I need a new filter. Two, because I am constantly asked for advice in this area and I embarrassingly don't know much about the subject. - - - I hope to learn-up and help my friends/neighbors with this most important issue.

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Re: Internet filters
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2011, 06:07:50 AM »
What are these filters for? Viruses etc or kosher?

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Re: Internet filters
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2011, 06:11:37 AM »
"Kosher"

p.s. Although, most viruses come from "not-kosher" websites ;)

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Re: Internet filters
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2011, 06:16:52 AM »
What are these filters for? Viruses etc or kosher?
openDNS is set up for both. Haven't had an issue with any of the computer I manage since I put the filter on their line
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Re: Internet filters
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2011, 06:19:29 AM »
Gonna try something called PureSight - It's an Israeli company - could be wrong but I seem to remember that Phil Rosenthal recommended it as an up and coming filter...

http://www.puresight.com/

Will report back.

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Re: Internet filters
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2011, 06:45:10 AM »
I use openDNS's filter. No lag (faster according to many). If set up at the router level (what I have) applies to all devices connected to the router.
Easy to get around!

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Re: Internet filters
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2011, 06:46:54 AM »
Easy to get around!

More info please.

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Re: Internet filters
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2011, 02:59:56 PM »
Any kid can easily get around it

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« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2011, 03:03:16 PM »
Any kid can easily get around it

Pretty sure he was looking for an explanation not a reiteration.
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Re: Internet filters
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2011, 03:19:08 PM »
Easy to get around!
+1. I haven't looked into how the OpenDNS filter works but I am assuming that one could just configure the computer to use different DNS resolvers?

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Re: Internet filters
« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2011, 03:46:19 PM »
Tizku l'Mitzvos!  :)

K9 also has a time restriction feature, it is great, cuts me off at 12 every night. Just "IMO", block youtube whatever you do. SafeEyes is great but I had same issues. I have someone else administrating both filters so I can not change settings. In K9, I set the email address up as my friend's so I can not do "forgot password..."

Go to guardyoureyes.com it is a great resources for all this..
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Re: Internet filters
« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2011, 03:50:20 PM »
Tizku l'Mitzvos!  :)

K9 also has a time restriction feature, it is great, cuts me off at 12 every night. Just "IMO", block youtube whatever you do. SafeEyes is great but I had same issues. I have someone else administrating both filters so I can not change settings. In K9, I set the email address up as my friend's so I can not do "forgot password..."

K9 has given me issues with Google/Gmail login/logout when blocking YouTube (it seems like Google is signing me in/out of YT when I log in/out of Google). It's intermittent and a few tries usually resolves it.

Anyone else experience this and/or have a suggested fix?

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Re: Internet filters
« Reply #32 on: December 12, 2011, 03:54:08 PM »
Gonna try something called PureSight - It's an Israeli company - could be wrong but I seem to remember that Phil Rosenthal recommended it as an up and coming filter...

http://www.puresight.com/

Will report back.

. . Is that for pc-if or sp-if?
I'm looking for a filter for a sp - specifically the LG optimus. Please let me know if you come across anything during your research.
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Re: Internet filters
« Reply #33 on: December 12, 2011, 04:49:13 PM »
K9 has given me issues with Google/Gmail login/logout when blocking YouTube (it seems like Google is signing me in/out of YT when I log in/out of Google). It's intermittent and a few tries usually resolves it.

Anyone else experience this and/or have a suggested fix?

I have youtube blocked on k9 and I see that google goes through them somehow, as you say, but never had a problem. I do not recall having any issues with k9.

I tried using Rimon (I'm in Israel) its an ISP with filtering, but had a problem with my DSL phone.
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Re: Internet filters
« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2011, 04:51:44 PM »
I tried using Rimon (I'm in Israel) its an ISP with filtering, but had a problem with my DSL phone.

If it's an ISP, wouldn't they be the DSL provider as well? (I don't mean that it would be their line, in the US with DSL it's typically the LEC's DSL line and your DSL provider leases it from them and resells it to you)

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Re: Internet filters
« Reply #35 on: December 12, 2011, 05:19:53 PM »
I'm Israel dsl provider is (usually? ) bezeq. Isp you can choose.

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Re: Internet filters
« Reply #36 on: December 12, 2011, 05:21:09 PM »
+1. I haven't looked into how the OpenDNS filter works but I am assuming that one could just configure the computer to use different DNS resolvers?
Didn't work when I tried it
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Re: Internet filters
« Reply #37 on: December 12, 2011, 05:21:58 PM »
If it's an ISP, wouldn't they be the DSL provider as well? (I don't mean that it would be their line, in the US with DSL it's typically the LEC's DSL line and your DSL provider leases it from them and resells it to you)
He means VoIP line. Yeshivish ppl call it a DSL phone
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Re: Internet filters
« Reply #38 on: December 12, 2011, 05:23:11 PM »
Didn't work when I tried it
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Re: Internet filters
« Reply #39 on: December 12, 2011, 05:32:07 PM »
Didn't work when I tried it
But how does OpenDNS work? You set the DNS resolvers on your router? Then all that does is provide defaults to the clients. If the client overrides with its own resolver addresses then it wont ask OpenDNS to resolve the domain anymore... Can't see why it wouldn't get around it, but I will try it at home later.