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Cool thing they also have there is an extensive list of filtering options:
https://filters.pluckeye.net/

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 #2700 on: July 03, 2022, 11:47:43 PM »
Also I just mistakenly discovered that there’s an extremely easy workaround with netfree making it utterly useless…
I have Techloq for PC and I think its great. Lots of customization possible but also some defaults if you dont want to go through all the options. Usually accurate, and very fast response times.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2701 on: July 04, 2022, 05:35:00 AM »
Also I just mistakenly discovered that there’s an extremely easy workaround with netfree making it utterly useless…
really? i thought netfree filters the internet (VPN) to make it impossible to get around.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2702 on: July 04, 2022, 07:23:40 AM »
Maybe it's just me, but I find those filters horribly expensive, especially with a family and many devices.
I'll end up with probably $900/year or so.
Yes, I know, for the good of the family you don't karg.
I get this.
My point is that there is (probably) no other software or app for private use that cost remotely as much.
I don't care about all the bla bla that they have to employ people, as all software do.
There must be a way to get those prices down to be accessible to all, especially since it involves ruchaniyus.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2703 on: July 04, 2022, 11:41:54 AM »
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.
Cool thing they also have there is an extensive list of filtering options:
https://filters.pluckeye.net/

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2704 on: July 04, 2022, 12:47:19 PM »
Maybe it's just me, but I find those filters horribly expensive, especially with a family and many devices.
I'll end up with probably $900/year or so.
Yes, I know, for the good of the family you don't karg.
I get this.
My point is that there is (probably) no other software or app for private use that cost remotely as much.
I don't care about all the bla bla that they have to employ people, as all software do.
There must be a way to get those prices down to be accessible to all, especially since it involves ruchaniyus.
Plucky has a sliding scale. Free, if you don't want to pay and you are willing to take surveys.
He's a religious Christian who just wants everybody to be able to benefit from hat he's doing, while also earning a living at the same time.
The downside is that the Android app is not currently as strong as the PC version.
Cool thing they also have there is an extensive list of filtering options:
https://filters.pluckeye.net/
You can tell that he is sincere when he posts a list of all of his competitors.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2705 on: July 04, 2022, 05:34:34 PM »
Plucky has a sliding scale. Free, if you don't want to pay and you are willing to take surveys.
He's a religious Christian who just wants everybody to be able to benefit from hat he's doing, while also earning a living at the same time.
The downside is that the Android app is not currently as strong as the PC version.You can tell that he is sincere when he posts a list of all of his competitors.

Thanks a lot

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2706 on: July 04, 2022, 06:58:23 PM »
Maybe it's just me, but I find those filters horribly expensive, especially with a family and many devices.
I'll end up with probably $900/year or so.
Yes, I know, for the good of the family you don't karg.
I get this.
My point is that there is (probably) no other software or app for private use that cost remotely as much.
I don't care about all the bla bla that they have to employ people, as all software do.
There must be a way to get those prices down to be accessible to all, especially since it involves ruchaniyus.
which mitzvah do you know that goes that way? want a citron?

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2707 on: July 05, 2022, 02:33:21 AM »
which mitzvah do you know that goes that way? want a citron?
Not the best comparison.
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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2708 on: July 05, 2022, 06:05:18 AM »
Maybe it's just me, but I find those filters horribly expensive, especially with a family and many devices.
I'll end up with probably $900/year or so.
Yes, I know, for the good of the family you don't karg.
I get this.
My point is that there is (probably) no other software or app for private use that cost remotely as much.
I don't care about all the bla bla that they have to employ people, as all software do.
There must be a way to get those prices down to be accessible to all, especially since it involves ruchaniyus.
How many devices do you have? I understand that Techloq can give you a discount on multiple devices, and is cheaper than some other filters. $118/device/year for the annual plan.
siyag lachachma :-)

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2709 on: July 05, 2022, 11:11:03 AM »
which mitzvah do you know that goes that way? want a citron?

For a kosher ethrog, you don't need to spend much.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2710 on: July 05, 2022, 11:13:50 AM »
How many devices do you have? I understand that Techloq can give you a discount on multiple devices, and is cheaper than some other filters. $118/device/year for the annual plan.

With a few kids in high grades, each with his or her laptop.
Parents have smartphones.
Wife also a tablet.
It ads up quickly.

I wasn't necessarily talking about myself, but in general.

Having a PC or laptop, could be for study and work and I don't see why the cost has to be so much out of proportion to any other residential software.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2711 on: July 05, 2022, 11:26:38 AM »
Having a PC or laptop, could be for study and work and I don't see why the cost has to be so much out of proportion to any other residential software.
Not saying it's cheap, and the size of the market is obviously also a factor (same price for development, but an extremely narrow target market), but those filters aren't just "software", they are a "service" provider (they process all your internet traffic on their system) and should be compared to those. So if something, you should compare it to an unlimited VPN service pricing.

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« Reply #2712 on: July 05, 2022, 11:32:38 AM »
Not saying it's cheap, and the size of the market is obviously also a factor (same price for development, but an extremely narrow target market), but those filters aren't just "software", they are a "service" provider (they process all your internet traffic on their system) and should be compared to those. So if something, you should compare it to an unlimited VPN service pricing.

I paid for a good VPN about $75 for 3 years and several devices.

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« Reply #2713 on: July 05, 2022, 12:14:20 PM »
With a few kids in high grades, each with his or her laptop.
Parents have smartphones.
Wife also a tablet.
It ads up quickly.

I wasn't necessarily talking about myself, but in general.

Having a PC or laptop, could be for study and work and I don't see why the cost has to be so much out of proportion to any other residential software.

If you can't afford the filter then you also can't afford the devices...

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2714 on: July 05, 2022, 12:48:10 PM »
If you can't afford the filter then you also can't afford the devices...
yeah, internet addiction therapy for 2 parents + kids can really get expensive...

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2715 on: July 05, 2022, 12:55:47 PM »
Also I just mistakenly discovered that there’s an extremely easy workaround with netfree making it utterly useless…
I've been told that there is away which I have not done to make it secure.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2716 on: July 05, 2022, 01:46:03 PM »
If you can't afford the filter then you also can't afford the devices...

Rubbish.
Maybe if you can't afford kids, don't have kids.

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« Reply #2717 on: July 05, 2022, 01:47:06 PM »
yeah, internet addiction therapy for 2 parents + kids can really get expensive...

Right, so since Excel saves you 3000 hours of work each month, paying $1500 a month should have been a bargain.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2718 on: July 05, 2022, 01:57:01 PM »
I'm not disputing the need for a filter, I just think many companies are taking us for a ride, as they know that by following the rabbis advice, any price will be paid.
Some happens with many things by us yidalach.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2719 on: July 05, 2022, 04:27:56 PM »
I'm not disputing the need for a filter, I just think many companies are taking us for a ride, as they know that by following the rabbis advice, any price will be paid.
Some happens with many things by us yidalach.
Like Chalov Yisroel…