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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 #2070 on: May 03, 2019, 01:39:46 PM »
Thanks, do you know if they'll also set up port 53?
Do you mean redirecting all traffic on port 53? No


Also is there anything to configure in the modem itself ?
No

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2071 on: May 06, 2019, 06:45:37 PM »
Sounds like the answer I'm looking for.

Does it slow down the phone at all?
Creator of Truple here.  99% of the time the app is literally doing nothing.  It does a small amount of processing whenever a screenshot is taken, but that's it.

If anyone has any questions feel free to ask.

Disclaimer: I am very affiliated with Truple, and very bias... :D

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2072 on: May 19, 2019, 03:32:31 AM »
Creator of Truple here.  99% of the time the app is literally doing nothing.  It does a small amount of processing whenever a screenshot is taken, but that's it.

If anyone has any questions feel free to ask.

Disclaimer: I am very affiliated with Truple, and very bias... :D
I recently moved over to truple and it is exactly what I need. Doesn't slow down my phone at all and doesn't get in the way at all!

Thanks for a great app

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2073 on: May 20, 2019, 04:00:25 AM »
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.


That's sounds cool! Does this work for Android or Windows?
Do they have a whitelist option?

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2074 on: May 20, 2019, 08:44:42 AM »
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.
I have a few devices that need filtering, is it going to be that price per device? Or there's way to have a set price for all devices?

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2075 on: May 20, 2019, 09:33:16 AM »
That's sounds cool! Does this work for Android or Windows?
the WiFree software is only for Windows (although a BETA version for android is out though not for the general public)
Do they have a whitelist option?
The filter is very flexible and easy to customize. NetFree opens any site that is kosher (or can be made kosher with filtering including custom filtering solutions for specific sites) additionally users can customize the default setting (whitelist or blacklist) and what sites or categories they want opened or closed based on times and days or even "for the next half hour" etc.. there is also the option in which your Kehilla can decide what is open or closed [they can let you ADD to their settings as well]
see more here: https://netfree.link/wiki/Personal_Filter_Settings
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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2076 on: May 20, 2019, 09:36:51 AM »
I have a few devices that need filtering, is it going to be that price per device? Or there's way to have a set price for all devices?
In Israel it is 15NIS for the entire network (as many computers you put on the filtered network) [the filter is at the ISP]
out of Israel it is VPN based so if you have a VPN capable router then it can be on the entire network for 30NIS (price for the USA and UK VPN server option, 20NIS for the IL, FR and AR servers) otherwise it has to be placed on each computer individually

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2077 on: May 20, 2019, 09:45:24 AM »
In Israel it is 15NIS for the entire network (as many computers you put on the filtered network) [the filter is at the ISP]
out of Israel it is VPN based so if you have a VPN capable router then it can be on the entire network for 30NIS (price for the USA and UK VPN server option, 20NIS for the IL, FR and AR servers) otherwise it has to be placed on each computer individually
Interesting. That makes me wonder ... If I only have service on one of the devices (and get that filtered) and always tether to the other devices,  would those other devices automatically be filtered? (Because the data that's being sent is already 'filtered')

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2078 on: May 20, 2019, 11:58:10 AM »
In Israel it is 15NIS for the entire network (as many computers you put on the filtered network) [the filter is at the ISP]
out of Israel it is VPN based so if you have a VPN capable router then it can be on the entire network for 30NIS (price for the USA and UK VPN server option, 20NIS for the IL, FR and AR servers) otherwise it has to be placed on each computer individually
If it's VPN based, does it already work with Android VPN framework?
When do they expect widespread android availability?

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2079 on: May 20, 2019, 06:07:21 PM »
Interesting. That makes me wonder ... If I only have service on one of the devices (and get that filtered) and always tether to the other devices,  would those other devices automatically be filtered? (Because the data that's being sent is already 'filtered')
if the other devices use the VPN on the original device then technically it should work (you would have to install the security certificate on each device)

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2080 on: May 20, 2019, 06:09:49 PM »
If it's VPN based, does it already work with Android VPN framework?
When do they expect widespread android availability?
it works but the phone is not locked to the VPN. on the PC NetFree has a software caled WiFree that blocks unfiltered internet. this is not out for public use on android yet. there is no official release date. from what i understand it will be released as soon as NetFree is comfortable with the security of the software.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2081 on: May 20, 2019, 06:35:14 PM »
if the other devices use the VPN on the original device then technically it should work (you would have to install the security certificate on each device)
What do you mean security certificate? If I don't install that, the tethering won't work?

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2082 on: May 21, 2019, 09:13:48 AM »
What do you mean security certificate? If I don't install that, the tethering won't work?
Like most filters, NetFree requires you to install the [urllink=https://netfree.link/wiki/Security_certificate]Security_certificate[/url]. this allows the computer to trust secure sites that were filtered by NetFree.

Any device that uses the filter needs the certificate installed.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2083 on: May 21, 2019, 09:32:31 AM »
I am very happy with truple https://truple.io/

It takes a screenshot every few minutes and you can blur it for privacy. It works on Android and Windows. I'm not in any way affiliated with it but I'll be happy to answer any questions.
Does it have a mechanism to prevent uninstaling?

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2084 on: May 21, 2019, 11:16:51 AM »
Does it have a mechanism to prevent uninstaling?
It doesn't PREVENT uninstalling but it will NOTIFY your partner if you try to uninstall.