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What does X3watch monitor on Android?

X3watch monitors your Android devices website activity inside the X3watch app, as well as the Firefox and Chrome browsers (on Android versions released prior to 5).

X3watch Application:
Whenever you browse the internet using the X3watch app, X3watch is looking at the websites being opened by the user and the device. These websites are then evaluated by X3watch first by matching the site against our global database of inappropriate websites, and then by running a scan on the page where we look for various trigger words. Inappropriate websites are then blocked (Premium subscribers) and are included on the weekly accountability report. 

Chrome and Firefox Browsers for Android*: 
Whenever you browse the internet using the Chrome browser, X3watch is looking at the websites being opened by the user and the device. These websites are then evaluated by X3watch first by matching the site against our global database of inappropriate websites and then by running a scan on the page where we look for various trigger words. Inappropriate websites are then logged on the weekly accountability report.  X3watch does not block websites on Chrome or Firefox browsers on Android devices. 

 

Please Note: X3watch for Android only monitors website browsing when that browsing takes place via the X3watch, Chrome and Firefox applications. Other third-party applications are not monitored or reported. Examples of third-party apps include Facebook, YouTube, and Google. "Private"/"Incognito" browsing modes in Chrome and Firefox are not supported (on mobile devices) at this time. 

 



*Android 5 and newer: Due to changes in these versions of Android OS, X3watch can only monitor, report and block website activity that takes place inside of the X3watch app itself. 

 

See our System Requirements for additional information.

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    Zac Drew

    None of the filtering and monitoring software I have come across are any where near adequately able to address the issue of Chrome incognito or Safari private browsing - neither are able to be filtered or monitored. It is impossible to disable these. How is my child supposed to use the internet safely when incognito is so easily accessible?

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    Spencer Wentland

    Anyone who uses porn uses incognito mode so this loophole is kind of like, isn't this the whole point of why we are purchasing X3Watch? I'm sure its a real trick but this is why we need it. Its like having an off switch to the whole service that is incredibly easy to switch. It renders the service almost meaningless. Are there any efforts to fix this?

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    Suman Banik

    Not sure if anyone is aware of this, but it really helped me. if you disable incognito or private mode from your browsers using the program "incognito gone". It's free and with this disabled, it makes it much harder to access questionable content

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    Spencer Wentland

    Is that for android? Where can you find that?

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