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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 #2520 on: January 03, 2021, 01:44:00 PM »
Yes. Even US.
It is a new feature so it is possible that they didn't update the entire website.
Do you have a link?

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2521 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.
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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2522 on: January 10, 2021, 10:46:00 AM »
I currently have family link on my phone. Anybody know of a way to access other gmail accounts besides for the one my phone is set up with?

You are only able to have one account signed in, and you can't access from the browser because incognito is blocked. Any ideas??

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2523 on: January 10, 2021, 11:35:44 AM »
Is there a way to filter Telegram? Or block the channels?

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2524 on: January 10, 2021, 12:23:04 PM »
I currently have family link on my phone. Anybody know of a way to access other gmail accounts besides for the one my phone is set up with?

You are only able to have one account signed in, and you can't access from the browser because incognito is blocked. Any ideas??
There is an option in the app to add a school account. I don't know if that lets you add regular gmail accounts, tarb.
If you just need the email, not the other g suite apps, you can use another email inbox app and sign into the account there

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2525 on: January 10, 2021, 12:24:05 PM »
Is there a way to filter Telegram? Or block the channels?
Checked the kosher telegram thread?
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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2526 on: January 10, 2021, 01:10:46 PM »
There is an option in the app to add a school account. I don't know if that lets you add regular gmail accounts, tarb.
If you just need the email, not the other g suite apps, you can use another email inbox app and sign into the account there
It appears that you can only add additional G-suite emails.
I guess getting another email app isn't a bad idea, I personally prefer the Gmail app.
Any email app recommendations?

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2527 on: January 23, 2021, 01:24:00 PM »
You can use my DNS server. It blocks all social media sites (except Twitter for now) and some other bad sites.

DNS Servers:
DNS Server primary: 185.228.168.205
DNS Server secondary: 185.228.169.205

Thanks! I figured out how to change the DNS settings on my laptop. Does this block more than the DNS settings of OpenDNS? https://www.opendns.com/setupguide/#familyshield

Another question - does anyone here have feedback about what is the best filter for a work computer? I want to block anything inappropriate but not make it slow down. I would use Techloq but wondering if the VPN using a UK IP from Israel would slow it down, especially if downloading or uploading large files sometimes. Also, I usually have many Chrome tabs open (100+). I would consider getting WebChaver instead. Main thing is to have something on the computer so it is not a dangerous device...

TIA!

Thanks!
« Last Edit: January 23, 2021, 01:46:28 PM by shmuelb »
siyag lachachma :-)

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2528 on: January 23, 2021, 06:34:29 PM »
I use techloq and loads just as fast, techloq is a service, their service is not hosted in their basement.

And I just checked my ip location it points to somewhere in Brooklyn, I'm in nj
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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2529 on: January 24, 2021, 11:26:03 AM »
Thanks! I figured out how to change the DNS settings on my laptop. Does this block more than the DNS settings of OpenDNS? https://www.opendns.com/setupguide/#familyshield

Another question - does anyone here have feedback about what is the best filter for a work computer? I want to block anything inappropriate but not make it slow down. I would use Techloq but wondering if the VPN using a UK IP from Israel would slow it down, especially if downloading or uploading large files sometimes. Also, I usually have many Chrome tabs open (100+). I would consider getting WebChaver instead. Main thing is to have something on the computer so it is not a dangerous device...

TIA!

Thanks!
I've used techloq before. I had no trouble with regular browsing and couldn't tell a difference between filtered and non filtered in loading speed or computer performance Plus I heard customer service is pretty good

Although I did notice when downloading big files it was significantly slower than non filtered (to be specific I was usually downloading iphone software updates from apple)

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2530 on: January 24, 2021, 05:36:50 PM »
Thanks! I set up Techloq on the laptop. Seems fine BH. The tech support is great, usually very fast response. Easy to set up, has a bunch of categories to select Allow or Block, add your apps you use that need access to the web. From my experience, when you need to request an exception/change to filtering/blocking, they are pretty prompt (depends on the time, if they have people on call).

As for speed, I just checked and it has a 78 ms ping, 66 Mbps download, 1.9 upload, so actually much faster download than I normally have, from their server to the test server. Not sure what that means for the speed of loading from their server to my pc, but it does seem to be fine BH.
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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2531 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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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2532 on: January 24, 2021, 09:46:43 PM »
a chain is only as strong as its weakest link

What speed do you get without the filter? And then match it up with the filter to see the difference

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2533 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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« Reply #2534 on: January 24, 2021, 10:16:13 PM »
BH good for you, 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