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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 #2580 on: April 08, 2021, 12:03:24 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?
You're asking if they manually process your internet browsing? No. That's not possible.

They teach the system to categorize each website. Based on the category it's assigned and you allowed you will either be allowed to access it or not. Sometimes there are stuff that are miscategorized or you have something blocked that you don't really need/want blocked or the site is dependent on other URLs and services that are blocked. In those cases, someone will look into it to figure it out and assist you, but no one is sitting and going through your history.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2581 on: April 08, 2021, 12:58:21 AM »
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.
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

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2582 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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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2583 on: April 08, 2021, 02:00:21 PM »
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.
Using it on a mobile or desktop? And what's the pricing?
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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2584 on: April 08, 2021, 02:02:56 PM »
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.
Does it use a VPN?
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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2585 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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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2586 on: April 08, 2021, 02:29:05 PM »
Desktop. The pricing depends what you need:
The regular is 30 NIS (appx 8 USD), then they have the Reduces 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.
Per month I take it?
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Re: Internet Filters
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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2588 on: April 08, 2021, 04:14:38 PM »
Thank you for the above responses.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2589 on: April 08, 2021, 04:16:09 PM »
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
Actually, I was wondering about that.
Usually an unblock request to Techloq is answered in 30 seconds.
Recently I had a few that took 5 minutes!
Why would that be?

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2590 on: April 12, 2021, 10:02:17 PM »
Anyone using Nativ?
 
For the last ~year the internet tends to cut off and I've had to frequently reset the filter or reboot the computer.

Anyone else have this problem?

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2591 on: April 12, 2021, 10:32:47 PM »
What's keeps filters on pcs from being tampered with/circumvented?
Meaning, is it even possible to have such a thing on a pc?

Also, are there any pc filters that do at least monitoring, pretty tamperproof, and free?
Qustodio seems like it would do this, no? Any suggestions?

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2592 on: April 13, 2021, 09:38:27 AM »
What's keeps filters on pcs from being tampered with/circumvented?
Meaning, is it even possible to have such a thing on a pc?

Also, are there any pc filters that do at least monitoring, pretty tamperproof, and free?
Qustodio seems like it would do this, no? Any suggestions?
Why is it different than a phone? As I understand the software gets access to lock the network connection if its uninstalled
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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2593 on: Yesterday at 02:07:08 PM »
Nobody uses Nativ (USA) ?

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Re: Internet Filters
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