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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
« Last edited by MoYS on May 13, 2020, 02:10:30 PM »

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2370 on: May 03, 2020, 06:28:35 AM »
I too share @myuser 's concern about installing a certificate. The same is true about Netspark on android.

It seems however like that's the only way to filter since almost all Web traffic is now https.

I'm curious to hear how other filters work without being able to read the information.


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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2371 on: May 03, 2020, 06:48:47 AM »
Filtering for example having them opening up certain websites that were mix website and could have into one of two categories.
That is totally normal for any new setup, since things always need to be tweeked for your personal needs.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2372 on: May 03, 2020, 06:51:35 AM »
I think only positive reviews.
My story, was something different. Still didn't got the time patience to properly fix.
Is it only with Windows store apps? Or with other apps too?
If the former, is most likely a filtering setting.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2373 on: May 03, 2020, 06:53:16 AM »
I too share @myuser 's concern about installing a certificate. The same is true about Netspark on android.

It seems however like that's the only way to filter since almost all Web traffic is now https.

I'm curious to hear how other filters work without being able to read the information.
All proper filters will intercept all traffic therefore needing a certificate.
You can always have then bypass certain sites if you're uncomfortable having them intercept those.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2374 on: May 05, 2020, 08:26:36 PM »
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Works on Windows, MacOS, Android, iOS and Kindle Fire.
How does NetNanny compare to Livigent?

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2375 on: May 05, 2020, 08:30:32 PM »
I'm desperate for a new filter. I used Gentech a few years but it was super glitchy and slowed my computer. I switched to Jnet but every time Apple updates an OS I lose my internet access, and it's a headache to fix.

I have a Mac, a Windows laptop, an iPhone and an iPad. I want to spend as little as I can while still having appropriate filtering that actually allows me to get work done! Are there any alternatives or do I need to stick with those 2?
Bumping my own post because it took a while to get approved and then got lost in the shuffle.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2376 on: May 08, 2020, 03:28:38 PM »
I read through the last couple pages and the wiki, but i couldnt find any information on the differences between the various options. I would just like to know which filter to get, as the one i have currently is not very good. Which filters are the most customizable. Which can control other apps that can connect to the internet. If theyre are any significant differences. And which slow down the computer the least (although it seems that evreyones experience varies, perhaps make a poll).
Im sure im not the only one who would like this information, so please share your experiences. And if someone has a lot of information it would be a big help to update the wiki with it. TIA

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2377 on: May 09, 2020, 05:48:19 PM »
I read through the last couple pages and the wiki, but i couldnt find any information on the differences between the various options. I would just like to know which filter to get, as the one i have currently is not very good. Which filters are the most customizable. Which can control other apps that can connect to the internet. If theyre are any significant differences. And which slow down the computer the least (although it seems that evreyones experience varies, perhaps make a poll).
Im sure im not the only one who would like this information, so please share your experiences. And if someone has a lot of information it would be a big help to update the wiki with it. TIA
Good experience with Techloq. Very customizable. Usage on Computer is pretty low.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2378 on: May 09, 2020, 11:41:10 PM »
Good experience with Techloq. Very customizable. Usage on Computer is pretty low.
Is it able to control other apps? I could download another app blocker, but i would rather not...

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2379 on: May 11, 2020, 02:50:34 PM »
I made a quick spreadsheet comparing different filters, whats the best way to post it here? its currently a google sheet

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2380 on: May 11, 2020, 03:43:05 PM »
I made a quick spreadsheet comparing different filters, whats the best way to post it here? its currently a google sheet
Share link.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2381 on: May 11, 2020, 03:48:00 PM »
Share link.
If i am making it public i would want to make it anonymous, im not sure how to do that its not possible to do that. it seems to keep my google account name in the corner
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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2382 on: May 11, 2020, 04:49:11 PM »
I made a quick spreadsheet comparing different filters, whats the best way to post it here? its currently a google sheet
Thank you!
Looking forward to seeing it.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2383 on: May 11, 2020, 05:06:04 PM »
Is it able to control other apps? I could download another app blocker, but i would rather not...
I think the're blocked automatically. Maybe you can get an exception if you need.
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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2384 on: May 13, 2020, 02:09:00 PM »
I made a spreadsheet comparing different internet filters, its not so specific and i dont have experience with them. Please comment, criticize and let me know what i can add (i wanted to just start and throw it out there before i invested too much time). If someone wants to help out i can share the doc with them but i didnt want to make it public with my info on it so for now its published as is to the web via google sheets.
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