When Chaim opened his dental clinic in 2015, he purchased two computers and a new smartphone. He looked into installing an internet filter on his devices, but friends warned him of the filters that were available. He was told that these filters would make it impossible for him to use the internet for work purposes. They would block entire web pages, not allow him to watch Youtube videos and make it impossible for him to do social media marketing.
Chaim decided to hold off on filtering his internet, but he was never entirely satisfied with this decision. He was worried about how easy it would be to accidentally come across inappropriate websites and how an innocent search could turn up non-tznius texts and pictures.
Fast forward to a few months ago, when Chaim heard that Netspark was now filtering desktop computers. He called Netspark’s customer service and learned that Netspark uses AI modules to assess images and videos and seamlessly extract only the objectionable elements. This means that instead of blocking whole web pages, Netspark purifies the page and shows the acceptable sections. If Chaim wanted to read an article about dental care which shows ads with immodest pictures, Netspark would display the article without the image.
Chaim’s next question was about social media. His receptionist spends a few hours a week updating the social media profiles of the clinic and managing ads on platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn. Would she still be able to do that with Netspark?
One of the unique features of Netspark is its ability to filter pages which are constantly changing, such as Google, Wikipedia, Facebook, Youtube etc. According to Netspark vice president Zvika Ilan, “Filtering social media was one of the greatest challenges our company has faced. On the other hand, we knew that it was one of the most important hurdles to jump. Users need to access social media sites, whether for work or entertainment, and we needed to make these sites safe spaces.”
Inappropriate content of varying levels exists all over the internet, and user sensitivities are not uniform across the board. Therefore, Netspark allows users to choose the level of filtering which is appropriate for their office or home. Users can choose from a number of filtering options, ranging from blocking the internet entirely to blocking only obscene content, or various standards in between. There is also a custom option, which allows users to decide whether to release specific content.
Because AI filters pages in real-time, users don’t experience a slow-down in page loading. And the AI is so precise that it doesn’t accidentally block safe sites, so users get the full experience of internet browsing without any of the pitfalls
It only took a few minutes for Chaim to decide to join Netspark. He was pleasantly surprised to find out how easy it was to install. All he had to do was visit the Netspark website, choose a package and install with a few clicks. He chose to add Netspark to two desktop computers (his and his receptionist’s) and his smartphone, for $22 a month.
“I am thrilled that I discovered Netspark,” said Chaim. “I used to constantly worry about the possibility of coming across inappropriate pictures online. More than once, I had to quickly close a page and try to forget I had seen a specific image. I often considered canceling our social media marketing, as I didn’t want my receptionist to be exposed to anything inappropriate while working for me. Now I don’t have to worry about any of that. I can run my dental practice efficiently and safely and know that I am protecting my employee as well.”
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