March 3, 2019 7:19 pm at 7:19 pm #1688675
Which internet filter do you use for
a) Your computers
b) Your phones/tabletsMarch 4, 2019 7:11 am at 7:11 am #1688770HabochurParticipant
Apple restrictions work the bestMarch 4, 2019 7:11 am at 7:11 am #1688772assurnetParticipant
B) NetsparkMarch 4, 2019 7:11 am at 7:11 am #1688774prayerParticipant
FollowingMarch 4, 2019 9:30 am at 9:30 am #1688858
I don’t have internetMarch 4, 2019 10:00 am at 10:00 am #1688866takahmamashParticipant
NoneMarch 4, 2019 10:39 am at 10:39 am #1688905DovidBTParticipant
I use the filter that Hashem gave me.March 4, 2019 10:39 am at 10:39 am #1688907kollelmanParticipant
pfSense with DNSBL and pfBlockerNGMarch 4, 2019 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm #1688947yungerman1Participant
Netspark for phone, GenTech for computer. I dont like either one.
Netspark is ok, but it seems to work as a VPN or similar as every page seems to load twice.
I would not recommend GenTech for kids, as things slip throughMarch 4, 2019 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm #1688938inromParticipant
does anyone know why k9 allows youtube when it is supposed to be blocked? thanks.
doesn’t look like this went through so posting againMarch 4, 2019 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm #1688937inromParticipant
does anyone know why k9 allows youtube when it is supposed to be blocked? thanks.March 4, 2019 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm #1688936orelleParticipant
NetNanny is great for PC and MAC. They have an app called Zift for mobile devices…March 4, 2019 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm #1688934
ApplockMarch 4, 2019 1:11 pm at 1:11 pm #1688969Shopping613 🌠Participant
K9 is easy to bypass, I don’t suggest it to kids.
I use rimon.March 4, 2019 1:12 pm at 1:12 pm #1688963
K9 hasn’t been updated in about five years. Does it block inappropriate sites that are newer than its last update?March 4, 2019 1:12 pm at 1:12 pm #1688964👑RebYidd23Participant
Inrom, K9 mostly works, but it is still old software that isn’t guaranteed. If you want to block a particular website, there are ways to do that without getting a filter.March 4, 2019 2:39 pm at 2:39 pm #1688998s054Participant
Cisco umbrella Prosumer, works great and quick, only $20 per year for 3 devices (not for android)
Kapersky safekids for android, freeMarch 4, 2019 4:05 pm at 4:05 pm #1689050YsiegelParticipant
I use Netspark for Android, which is on the one hand excellent for the purposes it is built for, but on the other hand can get slightly buggy at times. It works with a VPN, which is a huge advantage, I think, over others…and I use the Chabad beis din as admins so it keeps the device fairly choked up to the minimum (with the extended plan still offering plenty to work with). I found a loophole that works on my phone, and they fixed it for a while but recently they removed the fix, which is annoying but I won’t make a fuss about it again…
I was seriously considering getting the version of Gentech for Android phones which basically erases all of your apps except for a few pre-selected ones that are essential, but they don’t include essential apps for Israel, and therefore I can’t do with it.
On my PC I have Gentech, which is excellent and had several advantages, with one weakness (in my opinion) being that it doesn’t use VPN like Netspark does (which means that it is open to loopholes…). But it does the job wonderfully, all in all.
I used K9 for a while, but found that it is ridiculously easy to bypass. I have heard in the passed of a very expensive, yet absolutely top-of-the-line filter, which works better than even Rimon (which isn’t enough to stop the absolute tech-savy obsessive from bypassing). There was this site which went through every single possible loophole for a filter, and why they, as professionals, were able to develop a filter which is indestructible.
Anyways, because of its price I quickly forgot about it…March 4, 2019 7:37 pm at 7:37 pm #1689122Sechel HaYasharParticipant
“and I use the Chabad beis din as admins”
Never heard of it. Care to share?March 4, 2019 9:52 pm at 9:52 pm #1689168Sam KleinParticipant
Let yourself be a filter and ONLY USE THE WEB FOR YOUR REAL NEEDS like your email, buying something online etc… and a little news (your family comes before reading news or coffeeroom)March 4, 2019 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm #1689185ftresiParticipant
For home Internet, Clean Router is a good choice. It replaces your router and filters every device that connects to your network. There’s another similar one called Kibosh which is quite a bit cheaper but is very similar. Kiboshs mobile filter is not very good. Clean Router also has one but I can’t comment on it. I had gentech for a time. It is VERY expensive and not worth the high price tag. A particular frum Internet safety organization recommends Gentech but. I disagree. There are better and cheaper alternatives. I wonder how much gentech is paying them to steer people to their productMarch 5, 2019 12:36 am at 12:36 am #1689199
Im confused why people proudly announce they have no filter. No Rabbanim condone that.
Not a maalah to be your own filterMarch 5, 2019 12:48 am at 12:48 am #1689202
Meshimer, Gentech and Geder all use Livigent as their underlying technology, as I understand. They each use different settings to decide what and how to filter. Livigent is considered to be one of the strongest, if not strongest, filters on the market.March 5, 2019 1:36 am at 1:36 am #1689209BisBoyParticipant
I don’t check hechsherim, I really on my natural filters to only chew what’s kosher. I’m publisizing this so that others should follow as well.March 5, 2019 1:36 am at 1:36 am #1689210BisBoyParticipant
Not only do they go against halacha, they announce it in public so that others who don’t have the imaginable “filter” and are struggling, should learn from them and fall.March 5, 2019 6:02 am at 6:02 am #1689223leaperParticipant
I use NATIVUSA and I am very happy with them, good options and great support, and a good pricing.
For those who need more open internet, there is a great filter called OPENDNS, it has a free version and filters only the real garbage, and you dont feel it at all. (I used to use it at work)
For those that boast with not having a filter at all. you guys are CRAZY!! a minumum basic filter SAVES LIVES! not only Neshmos but also the Guf.
There are so many pepole out there that their lives are messed up cause of non filtered internet.
DO THE MINIMUM TO PROTECT YOUR SELF AND YOUR FAMILY!!!March 5, 2019 8:41 am at 8:41 am #1689244hershel2626Participant
I check hechsherim because the Torah makes specific and explicit reference to kosher food. Please quote me exactly where the Torah tells us we need an Internet filter. Like others, I use the filter the eibishte put in my head, i.e. my brain.March 5, 2019 8:43 am at 8:43 am #1689285
Please quote me exactly where the Torah tells us we need an Internet filter.
בבא בתרא נז בMarch 5, 2019 8:47 am at 8:47 am #1689288
Is thier a halacha to only eat food with a hechsher? You eat food with hechsherim becausr you cannot insure that the food is kosher otherwise.March 9, 2019 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm #1691883
Are there any free Android filters that are effective?March 11, 2019 2:25 pm at 2:25 pm #1692881Me12345Participant
For all those that say you dont need a filter the mishna in pirkei avos says ain apitropis l’arayos which means that if you dont set boundaries to protect yourself you are or will come to watch bad things whether you Google it yourself or it pops up on your phone. I use netspark from tag which filters very well but it slowed my phone downMarch 11, 2019 2:25 pm at 2:25 pm #16928861Participant
Are any not ripoffs that slow down your device?March 11, 2019 7:28 pm at 7:28 pm #1693184CaptainBump™Blocked
NetoutMarch 11, 2019 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm #1693342
In what way does it slow the phone?March 12, 2019 10:08 am at 10:08 am #1693454CaptainBump™Blocked
I don’t have internet
I don’t either.March 13, 2019 8:42 am at 8:42 am #1694999
How do the standards/enforcement/blocking differences compare between the various different filters?
Do they block bad content within apps? How do they treat unrecognized websites? Do they block pictures of skin/people? Who enforces which sites can be unblocked?March 14, 2019 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm #1696404lzParticipant
We use K9 with pretty strict settings (I do whitelist certain sites) and I accidentally-on-purpose forgot the password so whenever I need to allow something I have to go open up my junk email and find the temporary one, which is a hock. Also I have an adblocker. I consider it to be a pretty good filter for a woman, especially since I don’t have a smartphone and don’t have too many hours available in the day to get sidetracked online. My husband doesn’t know the password to the computer and I need to sign him in whenever he wants to use it, so he only uses it when I’m home (though if he really needs something during the day, he can go to the public library and use the very public computers there, which is a fine filter as well).
I think it’s crazy for a man to have unfiltered internet access. Not that you’re a bad person but why set yourself up like that? It’s an easy geder to make.March 14, 2019 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm #1696411
I understand that K9 doesn’t filter non-tznius pictures.March 15, 2019 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm #1696578Yserbius123Participant
OpenDNS which covers my whole WiFi including phones and PCs.March 15, 2019 3:27 pm at 3:27 pm #1696675
OpenDNS doesn’t protect your phone when you’re outside of home, Yseribus. Then you’re totally unfiltered.
Even within the home OpenDNS doesn’t block inappropriate images.
Whatever protection it does provide is only as good as whoever at OpenDNS decides what falls into what categories. Random American goyim in California aren’t reliable for a Yiddishe neshomo. And then whoever setup OpenDNS for you chooses which categories to block. Or not to block.
Then who has the password to override the filter? If yourself, the filter isn’t very effective.
All the above applies to OpenDNS, K9 and most other user controlled filters.March 17, 2019 1:36 pm at 1:36 pm #1697116takahmamashParticipant
“Im confused why people proudly announce they have no filter. No Rabbanim condone that.”
For all the “chareidim” here who claim to follow this or that Rebbe, shlit”a, or this or that Rosh Yeshiva, shlit”a – none of their Rebbiem would allow their followers to be on this website, let alone be on the internet for non-parnassa reasons. So all the people on the internet, even with filters, well, that defeats the whole reason of “following a Rebbe” to begin with.March 17, 2019 1:39 pm at 1:39 pm #1697126
For all the “chareidim” here who claim to follow this or that Rebbe, shlit”a, or this or that Rosh Yeshiva, shlit”a – none of their Rebbiem would allow their followers to be on this website, let alone be on the internet for non-parnassa reasons.
That’s simply not true. There are some who don’t, but many who do.November 22, 2020 10:47 am at 10:47 am #1921955pdavidowParticipant
Q: Please quote me exactly where the Torah tells us we need an Internet filter.
A: ועשית מעקה לגגך
לגג backwards spells GoogleNovember 22, 2020 5:23 pm at 5:23 pm #1922110pdavidowParticipant
Chevra, have you heard about netfree. link
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