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anarcho_pirate wrote

I want to use this, but I am trying to be cautious. Just a few questions if anyone knows the answers.

It's got:

  • No Data Selling
  • No ads
  • Gratis

So where does the money come from to provide this service?

Also, besides increased speed, does this actually offer any more security/privacy?

Unfortunately, by default, DNS is usually slow and insecure. Your ISP, and anyone else listening in on the Internet, can see every site you visit and every app you use — even if their content is encrypted. Creepily, some DNS providers sell data about your Internet activity or use it target you with ads.

This seems to suggest that if you use their DNS service, your ISP cannot see what sites you visit. Yet they must see to direct your traffic. Is this not still the case?

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HEEEEEEEEEEEYHAAAAAAA wrote

Also, besides increased speed, does this actually offer any more security/privacy?

If you use DNS-over-HTTPS or DNS-over-TLS with it, then yes, only Cloudflare can watch your traffic. Otherwise, no.

This seems to suggest that if you use their DNS service, your ISP cannot see what sites you visit. Yet they must see to direct your traffic. Is this not still the case?

It's still the case with regular DNS, you must use DNS-over-HTTPS or DNS-over-TLS if you don't want your ISP to see your DNS queries (but they can always make a reverse DNS lookup, so use Tor :).