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Filters for PC:
Call TAG 718-225-5824 (718-Call-TAG)
www.usanativ.com
www.techloq.com (Windows)
www.NetFree.link (Windows)
www.netsafepro.com
www.netsparkmobile.com/ (Android and Windows)
www.covenanteyes.com/services/internet-filtering / http://webchaver.org/filtering.php
www.netnanny.com (Android, iOS, PC, Mac)
https://truple.io (Android, Windows, [Mac, iOS coming soon]) - not so much a filter--randomly captures and shares screenshots with accountability partner.

http://www.livigent.com
==built on Livigent==
www.meshimer.com
www.geder.org
www.gentechsolution.com

More info see https://venishmartem.com/

Israel
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)

DNS
https://www.opendns.com/ (can be used in routers or directly in PC)
https://cleanbrowsing.org
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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2025 on: March 31, 2019, 10:38:14 AM »
Which offices do not charge? Can people use a TAG office remotely (i.e. remote login without having to visit the office)?
For windows computers you can call the lakewood office.
Or you can call the filter companies direct.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2026 on: April 10, 2019, 11:27:58 AM »
New desktop computer.
What filter for cyber security?
What filter for neshama security?
Thanks.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2027 on: April 10, 2019, 11:36:48 AM »
New desktop computer.
What filter for cyber security?
What filter for neshama security?
Thanks.

K9 does both but it's very easy to circumvent so it's not great on your 2nd item.
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2028 on: April 10, 2019, 11:39:01 AM »
K9 does both but it's very easy to circumvent so it's not great on your 2nd item.
I have K9 on my current machine and am satisfied.
But TAG no longer recommends it because K9 doesn't 'service ' it anymore.
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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2029 on: April 10, 2019, 12:51:36 PM »
I know a family with a ton of Android phones and tablets floating around (they got dirt cheap on Black Friday) that is more than willing to put whatever filter on it but are unable to pay for any (especially considering how many devices are involved.)

Is there any free Android filter that is better than a completely unfiltered device? Ideally it should filter or block bad websites, pictures and apps.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2030 on: April 10, 2019, 01:24:59 PM »
I know a family with a ton of Android phones and tablets floating around (they got dirt cheap on Black Friday) that is more than willing to put whatever filter on it but are unable to pay for any (especially considering how many devices are involved.)

Is there any free Android filter that is better than a completely unfiltered device? Ideally it should filter or block bad websites, pictures and apps.
   

Spin browser does that, but it blocks a very wide range of web sites, all social media and picture hosting websites are out.

Also does not stop you from using or downloading other browsers, I use appdetox for that (block the default browser and app store behind a passcode)

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2031 on: April 11, 2019, 12:19:51 AM »
K9 does both but it's very easy to circumvent so it's not great on your 2nd item.
:o
Definitely not Cybersecurity..

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2032 on: April 11, 2019, 01:34:40 AM »

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2033 on: April 14, 2019, 08:42:13 AM »

Monsey

+1, but they did ask straight out for a donation after they finished.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2034 on: April 14, 2019, 09:02:06 AM »
Does GenTech charge separately for each device? If yes, do they have a multiple devices discount?

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2035 on: April 14, 2019, 09:56:52 AM »
Does GenTech charge separately for each device? If yes, do they have a multiple devices discount?
Yes and yes.
https://gentechsolution.com/gentech-pricing-table

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2036 on: April 14, 2019, 10:54:39 AM »
FYI, Netspark is cheaper if you use the Israeli website.
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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2037 on: April 14, 2019, 01:13:33 PM »
Yes and yes.
https://gentechsolution.com/gentech-pricing-table

What is the benefit to going through Tag, rather than buying directly from them?

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2038 on: April 14, 2019, 02:45:29 PM »
What is the benefit to going through Tag, rather than buying directly from them?
Tag can be your administrator. For some people being the admin of their own filtering account wont help them.
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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2039 on: April 28, 2019, 02:21:06 PM »
Are Livigent based filters considered to be the gold standard (in terms of non-bypassability and/or in terms of identifying inappropriate content) among internet filters for the frum community?

although livigent does a pretty good job identifying inappropriate content there is still unfortunately lots of things that slip by (especially images - their image filter is a total joke. if it is turned on you wont find a clean picture of an apple (i guess they think apples are inappropriate  ::) ) but you will still see other images that you don't want to see and with it off it wont get in your way but essentially you don't have a filter.

i prefer NetFree (TAG supports it in some offices and you can get it through e-mail info@netfree.link or over the phone 562-332-6000)
the only setback is that as of now it only works via VPN (outside Israel where they have several ISP internet providers who provide the service)

NetFree takes a unique approach to the image problem: they check each individual image MANUALLY. although it sounds a bit primitive they have successfully created an extremely efficient system in which image checking usually takes approximately 1-5 seconds. the images are reviewed by non-Jewish staff in places the likes of India, Bangladesh and several other countries around the world to cover 24 hrs 6 days a week.

to date NetFree has reviewed 478,969,382 images.

sites in NetFree are also checked manually. after it is checked and determined to be kosher, it no longer has to be checked again for any user. they also have a text robot to remove offensive language and a customized filter for shopping sites.

i have been using it since its founding around 5 years ago and i still recommend it to all. it is non profit and is just here to help the klal and to make a 100% solution available to all.

In Israel it costs 15 NIS per month (approx. $4\mo) in the US it is 30 NIS (approx. $8\mo) [this is due to the Hi-Speed VPN server costs]

Disclaimer: i do not work for NetFree nor have i received any benefit from them (other than their great product - at full cost like any costumer) i do volunteer for NetFree and i do not and have not received any benefit from NetFree.

More about NetFree
NetFree Homepage
attached: NetFree staff reviewing images (not an illustration) source: http://wiki.netfree.link/images/1/19/%D7%A4%D7%A8%D7%A1%D7%A4%D7%A7%D7%98.pdf

please reply with any questions and i will try to address IYH.