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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
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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 #2680 on: April 27, 2022, 06:27:12 AM »
Which device (just for my own knowledge), and couldn't at all or a specific filter not?
I have to check the name again, I wrote it down somewhere.
Amazon's fire tablets also can't be filtered, (although they're not Android)

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2681 on: April 27, 2022, 10:54:26 AM »
I have to check the name again, I wrote it down somewhere.
Amazon's fire tablets also can't be filtered, (although they're not Android)
If you can find it, it'd be good to know. It's probably an Android-based system (like Amazon Fire) or Android Go (limited edition Android for low-powered devices) etc.

So going back to the original Q. OnePlus 9 is a normal good Android phone and can be filtered.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2682 on: April 27, 2022, 12:21:25 PM »
If you can find it, it'd be good to know. It's probably an Android-based system (like Amazon Fire) or Android Go (limited edition Android for low-powered devices) etc.

So going back to the original Q. OnePlus 9 is a normal good Android phone and can be filtered.
Interesting to know, can it be explained in simple terms why can't the Amazon fire can't be filtered ?

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2683 on: April 27, 2022, 01:29:41 PM »
Interesting to know, can it be explained in simple terms why can't the Amazon fire can't be filtered ?
Sure, Amazon FireOS is based on Android but stripped and restricted a lot of basic Android things (so that it's less load on those low-end devices and so that no one can easily un-Amazon it from their ads and self-promotion.) So apps (like filters) which rely on Android OS deep level controls can have difficulties doing it on FireOS.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2684 on: April 27, 2022, 01:34:45 PM »
Interesting to know, can it be explained in simple terms why can't the Amazon fire can't be filtered ?
Similar to above, but I already typed up this whole thing:

I dont know for a fact, but when you design a filter for standard android, it doesnt always work for android that is customized. There are some differences that in th OS that could be loopholes. Of course, if someone was interested they could make a filter specifically customized to that the device, but I would assume its not worth the work/price.

Also, Amazon devices have "special offers" (ads) that may be inappropriate. The only way for a filter to deal with that would be totally disabling it, which may have some legal ramifications that I don't think anyone wants to deal with.

And now a question: Do filters remove ads from other apps? Does anyone know. Does waze still have ads even with a good filter? (I know they arent inappropriate, just curious what they do)


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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2685 on: April 27, 2022, 01:47:54 PM »
And now a question: Do filters remove ads from other apps?
They do. I haven't tested on many apps and filters. The case i know about is with a filter that wouldnt be looked at as especially tight.
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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2686 on: April 27, 2022, 04:10:42 PM »
They do. I haven't tested on many apps and filters. The case i know about is with a filter that wouldnt be looked at as especially tight.
I wonder... Because many times the real filters get their apps signed by manufacturers and stuff. Do you think they are okay with that? I would be surprised. then again, I am unsure of the exact details of who gets what signed...

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2687 on: June 28, 2022, 09:43:42 AM »
Does anyone know if its possible to uninstall a net-out filter on a laptop?

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2688 on: June 28, 2022, 11:10:27 AM »
Does anyone know if its possible to uninstall a net-out filter on a laptop?
you could always reinstall windows on the computer.
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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2689 on: June 28, 2022, 01:22:35 PM »
you could always reinstall windows on the computer.
How do i do that?

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2690 on: June 28, 2022, 04:31:14 PM »
How do i do that?
go to the microsoft website or do a google search for download windows 10 and follow the instructions. make sure to back up any data before you do it.
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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2691 on: June 28, 2022, 10:45:58 PM »
Sure, Amazon FireOS is based on Android but stripped and restricted a lot of basic Android things (so that it's less load on those low-end devices and so that no one can easily un-Amazon it from their ads and self-promotion.) So apps (like filters) which rely on Android OS deep level controls can have difficulties doing it on FireOS.
You can easily avoid Amazon ads by using  fire toolbox, you also use kiosk apps to lock it down to certain apps
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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2692 on: June 29, 2022, 08:18:08 AM »
you could always reinstall windows on the computer.
Is there any other easier way?

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2693 on: June 29, 2022, 09:11:14 AM »
I have to check the name again, I wrote it down somewhere.
Amazon's fire tablets also can't be filtered, (although they're not Android)
Depends the fire 5 and 7 can be rooted and  put on your own rom
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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2694 on: Yesterday at 11:36:45 AM »
I currently have netfree and I am not happy, too many times I need to request for websites to be allowed, and lots of websites take time to load or just thinking I'm a robot, also shopping is a big pain as all pictures takes years to load and most pics don't load at all even clean ones... what is my next best option?

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« Reply #2695 on: Yesterday at 11:47:14 AM »
I currently have netfree and I am not happy, too many times I need to request for websites to be allowed, and lots of websites take time to load or just thinking I'm a robot, also shopping is a big pain as all pictures takes years to load and most pics don't load at all even clean ones... what is my next best option?
What type of device are you looking to filter?

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« Reply #2696 on: Yesterday at 11:54:13 AM »
Is there any other easier way?
call them up. they charge 100 shekel.
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« Reply #2697 on: Yesterday at 11:19:05 PM »
What type of device are you looking to filter?
Pc and laptop

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« Reply #2698 on: Yesterday at 11:20:54 PM »
I currently have netfree and I am not happy, too many times I need to request for websites to be allowed, and lots of websites take time to load or just thinking I'm a robot, also shopping is a big pain as all pictures takes years to load and most pics don't load at all even clean ones... what is my next best option?
Also I just mistakenly discovered that there’s an extremely easy workaround with netfree making it utterly useless…

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2699 on: Yesterday at 11:35:07 PM »
Pc and laptop
For PC, try Plucky. There's a steep learning curve, but it is super customizable and very effective. Once you get the hang of it, it's pretty straightforward.

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How does Pluckeye differ from other filters?
  • Pluckeye blocks all images and videos from the Internet by default.
  • Pluckeye doesn't rely on password protection; rather it uses a delay system for configuration. See also this question.
  • Pluckeye can block some content but allow other content from the same webhost (based on Internet media types).
  • Pluckeye doesn't come with a prepackaged list of web resources that it should block or allow; configuration is up to the end-user.
  • Pluckeye's target audience are those who want a filter for themselves rather than parents looking to protect their kids.
  • Pluckeye aims not at convenience but at inconvenience!
  • Pluckeye works on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, and Android.
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