Macs (Apple Computers)

Macs (Apple Computers)

Features Netspark GenTech
Price $99/year or $9.50/month $140/year or $13/month
Discounts 15% for 2 or more devices 15% for 3 or more devices
Remote Management (settings can be adjusted from anywhere) YES YES
Category Filtering (filters websites based on categories) YES YES
Content Filtering (actively scans websites in real time) YES YES
Image Filtering (scans images in real time) YES YES
Time Control (Turn off data on a schedule) YES YES
Pre-Koshered Websites (websites pre-cleaned) NO NO
Password Protected Internet (need password to even use the internet) NO NO
YouTube Filtering YES (YouTube is still NOT recommended) YES (YouTube is still NOT recommended)
Skin-tone Shading (fills in the various shades of skin with other colors) YES YES

Q. How come a couple of years ago the filters were free?

A. A few years ago we did not have reliable filters. Now we do. Products used in the past did not actually filter the internet. Some tried to limit categories of websites, relying on massive lists of “clean” websites. Any website was fully accessible – regardless of content. So when a website like Amazon was available, the entire website was available, including images and content that were inappropriate. The filters TAG installs operate like a water filter. A water filter gives you the water and filters out the harmful items. So too, you get the websites and the harmful items get filtered out.

Q. I had K9 in the past. What’s wrong with K9?

A. K9 was a good product with significant flaws. K9 worked by categories, but didn’t actually filter the internet. If a category or website is available, it is fully available regardless of what content it contains. So again when a website like Amazon is available, the entire website is available including images and content that are wholly inappropriate.   K9’s flaws are also well known, and easily exploited.  Finally K9 is no longer available.