Internet Accountability Available for Mac Computers Includes Intel Versions
Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability has released a Mac version of
Internet monitoring, compatible with all Mac OS X 10.4 or later, including
the Intel versions.
(PRWEB) June 14, 2006 — Covenant Eyes ((http://www.covenanteyes.com)), the
pioneer of Internet Accountability, has released its program in a Mac
version, compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or later, including Intel
Covenant Eyes pioneered Internet Accountability in June of 2000, by
providing a complete report of all activity by a user on a PC (with any
Windows version). The report lists all sites visited, and is scored
specifically for pornography. All high-scoring sites are summarized in an
easy-to read list at the top of the report. Timestamps of activity are also
recorded, so the complete record of usage can be determined. The record is
transmitted to Accountability Partners of the user’s own choosing.
Uses of the program include parents who monitor their children’s activity;
men and women who have had a problem with pornography, and recognize the
value of accountability; businesses which desire to monitor productivity of
employees; churches which desire to demonstrate integrity through a policy
of accountability; colleges which desire to have their students remain
Features of the Mac version include all of the reporting capabilities of
the Windows version. Covenant Eyes can be used on multiple computers at no
extra charge, including a combination of Mac and PC computers. Multiple
users on one computer can have different usernames, providing independent
accountability. Reports are provided to Accountability Partners by email,
or by web access at any time. The program is portable and independent of
the type of Internet connection, so that a computer protected by Covenant
Eyes can be carried from one location to another, even to a wireless
Special Administrative Privileges allow easy monitoring of large accounts,
even when mixtures of Mac and PC users involved. Simple LogOut allows
security for a computer by blocking Internet access until a correct
username/password is entered. Fast User Switching on Macs is supported, so
different users can have their own reports.
Accountability Partners do not need to be Mac users.
Covenant Eyes President Ron DeHaas explains that “We have recognized from
the beginning that it was essential to have a Mac version of Covenant Eyes.
However, the difference in operating systems provided a challenge in making
a program that was as difficult to bypass as our PC version. Nevertheless,
more than three years ago, Covenant Eyes began research, and finally was
able to overcome most of the difficulties. The result is a very stable,
easy-to-use program that proactively monitors and scores all websites,
including personals, blogs and searches like myspace.com, google images,
and even the adult sections of sites like Ebay or Amazon.com.”
The Covenant Eyes approach to scoring includes a general rule of thumb that
if a site is inappropriate for an 8-year old, then that site should
generally be considered as “somewhat mature” – therefore, DeHaas explains,
“the myspace.com sites often score in the range of 10 to 14, which is the
‘Somewhat Mature or Questionable’ range on our reports. Sites which are
clean and do not have any objectionable content still usually score low,
and sites with objectionable content score in the ‘Highly Mature or Highly
Questionable’ range.” Covenant Eyes Accountability Reports display all the
high-scoring sites at the top of the report, so viewing is easy. Reports
can be viewed by Accountability Partners online at any time, or
periodically by email as desired.
Time of viewing is also displayed, and a detailed report of all sites
visited is also viewable, making it quite easy to discern motivation.
The program gets highest ratings for being virtually non-circumventable.
In addition to monitoring websites, Covenant Eyes is also the only program
to monitor newsgroups (patent pending), a very significant source of
pornography on the Internet. Filesharing and ftp is also detected and
monitored in most cases.
Covenant Eyes is available for single users at $6.99 per month. Significant
discounts are available for larger groups. Six family member, for instance,
cost a total of $15.00 per month, and there are further discounts for large
groups such as businesses, colleges, or churches.
For further information, visit the Covenant Eyes website at