TAG – an acronym for Technology Awareness Group – is a global organisation founded in 2009 by the Vaad Le’Tohar Hamachna – which was a coalition of Rabbanim lead by Rav Matisyahu Solomon Shlita and the Skulener Rebbe Shlita. TAG was established in light of concerns raised at the Kinus Klal Yisroel, about the hazardous nature of modern technology and specifically the internet.

TAG’s mission is to keep the public informed of the continuously evolving and precarious nature of the internet and modern technology. Additionally, TAG provides guidance and assistance to the public via the TAG Hotline, local TAG Offices, marketing, consulting, outreach, public events, seminars, training, and filter drives.

TAG operates globally with 42 locations and hundreds of volunteers worldwide. The TAG Hotline is staffed by volunteers 20 hours a day, answering calls and queries pertaining to the internet and technology related questions.

TAG volunteers are able to install and configure many different filters on numerous device types and operating systems. TAG volunteers also provide filter related purchasing advice and respond to complex queries via phone and email.

TAG offers physical or software based removal of FM radio capabilities for many MP3 players, and WiFi removal from cameras, laptops, computers and other devices. TAG can also remove or disable video recording features on select camera models upon request.

All TAG services are absolutely free. If paid internet filtering or other solutions are necessary, payments are paid directly to the providing company, and TAG does not receive a percentage or profit from any fees paid.

TAG is not a filter, TAG utilises many different tools and services to help protect and secure your device or network. TAG will customise your filter configuration for maximum usability and protection.

TAG does not endorse the use of internet/radio connected devices and gadgets, all TAG services are for individuals who have consulted appropriate Da’as Torah and have made their purchase decisions accordingly. By virtue of TAG providing a solution for a particular device, that does not provide blanket-cover for anyone to purchase said device whilst relying that TAG will secure it. This applies especially to gaming consoles and non-branded devices.

TAG does not log or store any client data or network traffic; this is managed by the filter companies and subject to their respective terms and policies. When troubleshooting filter issues, volunteers may temporarily receive secure access to data logs from the last 24 hours, these logs only include web addresses visited with date/time.

APPLICABLE NOMENCLATURE:
TAG wishes to remind the public that it is imperative to use proper parlance when communicating, especially with regard to technological matters. The acronym TAG should not be used in the verb form of tag, as this is both factually and grammatically imprecise.