Filtering iPhone vs. Smartphone
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June 30, 2013 3:32 am at 3:32 am #609842tiat13Member
is there any hashkafic difference between having an iphone or a different random smartphone?June 30, 2013 3:36 am at 3:36 am #964061
Impossible to filter Iphone unless you settle for a mediocre browser and lock the AppStore.
Everyone seems to have one. Not sure what the heter is.June 30, 2013 2:46 pm at 2:46 pm #964062JustARegularJewParticipant
Covenant Eyes, one of the best monitor and filter systems in the world, just announced iphone services. worth looking into…July 1, 2013 1:51 am at 1:51 am #964063
SG: You don’t have to lock the AppStore to put a filter on the iPhone.July 1, 2013 2:18 am at 2:18 am #964064
sharp- If you don’t, then you can just download another unfiltered browser. I know what I’m talking about.July 1, 2013 2:24 am at 2:24 am #964065shikronMember
A mediocre browser is surely better than a less than kosher browsing ability.July 1, 2013 3:39 pm at 3:39 pm #964066crisisoftheweekMember
Lol “Hashkafic difference”
Clearly we have gone off the deep end when we think the type of “electronic device” that we have in our pocket is an indicator of our level of devotion.
For the record, I have an iPhone 5July 1, 2013 8:08 pm at 8:08 pm #964067jbaldy22Member
@SlichosGenendel “Not sure what the heter is.”
color me amused.July 1, 2013 8:20 pm at 8:20 pm #964068WIYMember
We have not gone off the deep end, but the world has. Its absolutely repulsive to see some of the ads that pop up in the apps on my filtered phone that unfortunately doesn’t filter out the ads on the apps. But of course if you lead a certain lifestyle you become “immune” to anything rated lower than R or beyond.July 1, 2013 8:26 pm at 8:26 pm #964069
SG: sharp- If you don’t, then you can just download another unfiltered browser. I know what I’m talking about.
No. There is a restrictions setting in the general settings. You put a restriction on the apps, videos etc.. and then you can only download apps that pass the restrictions.July 1, 2013 8:27 pm at 8:27 pm #964070
After you set the restrictions you can’t download an unfiltered browser. Unless you have the password for the restriction.
You know what you’re talking about. So do I.
I have an iphone, a filter and an Appstore. So there.July 1, 2013 8:54 pm at 8:54 pm #964071
Safari can’t be filtered. What browser do you use?July 2, 2013 12:30 am at 12:30 am #964072jbaldy22Member
root/jailbreak and adblock should take care of any ads in apps.July 2, 2013 5:54 am at 5:54 am #964073HakunaMatadaMember
I have a lot of experience with Android and iPhone, Android is very hard to properly kasher, iPhone on the surface is much easier as others have noted, but there are potentially much bigger issues.
With all due respect to those who have unfiltered Internet on their phone, although I’m not saying you’re viewing inappropriate material, but a smartphone lends itself to secretly doing things you shouldn’t, and you’re therefore putting yourself in an unnecessary position. Not that it’s exactly parallel, but the gemara says that if you walk down a street with pritzus, and there was an alternative path, you’re a rasha even if you close your eyes. Don’t put yourself, or anyone else who may use your phone, in a makom nisayon, it’s not worth the risk.July 2, 2013 5:42 pm at 5:42 pm #964074a maminParticipant
Safari was removed by TAG on my iphone with a filter put on instead.July 3, 2013 12:12 am at 12:12 am #964075
The new iOS 7 has a powerful built in domain blocker that will block certain sites. Or only allow certain sites.July 3, 2013 11:39 am at 11:39 am #964076ED IT ORParticipant
I have never found a foolproof filter.
The Filters for iphone mean you cant use very vital apps ie: hullomail and similar (any app with a website for the help etc (vehameivin yovin) )July 3, 2013 2:33 pm at 2:33 pm #964077
Where do you see anything about ios 7 having a “powerful domain blocker”? That would be great but apple nor any other developer has made any mention of this.July 3, 2013 3:54 pm at 3:54 pm #964078
@yb613 Source, I’m an Apple iOS/OS X developer & consultant, I’m currently running iOS 7 on my iPhone 5July 3, 2013 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm #964079
So what will change for ios 7 in terms of being able to better filter the iphone over ios 6? Also, is there any way that you, being a consultant for apple, can maybe give them the idea of a kids setting for the whole iphone that would block a category of websites on the whole device and any app, not just on a particular app. For example, an app might be rated 4+ but if an advertisement were to come up or I would play around with the settings, I can circumvent everything and now have a built in browser, even in some kids games or the ywn app itself! That defeats the whole purpose of most of their restrictions and makes it very hard to have a perfectly filtered iphone. Each app would have to be thoroughly checked. Any ideas?July 4, 2013 12:47 am at 12:47 am #964080
They have exactly that. When you turn on restrictions to lets say only allow google.com only *.google.com will work (ex. mail.google.com/maps.google.com/m.google.com etc) any app with a built in browser, should it be Chrome.app or any other app will only be able to access the above sites.
P.S. idk if i’m allowed to upload links here but I took a few screenshots that I can show you.July 4, 2013 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm #964081
Wow about time they did that! Can you say what website some images the implementation of this can be found? Also, is there any other parental features which you know about in ios 7 which is lacking in previous ios builds?July 4, 2013 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm #964084July 5, 2013 1:55 am at 1:55 am #964085
I have searched online and it seems that this new filter implementation is just in safari. Do you see it working in all apps across the iphone?July 5, 2013 6:15 pm at 6:15 pm #964086
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