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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 :).

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HEEEEEEEEEEEYHAAAAAAA wrote

For most of the links that you're mentioning, i.e.,

def check_domain(url): domains = ["nytimes.com", "wsj.com", "cnn.com", "thetimes.co.uk", "vice.com" , "newsweek.com", "kyivpost.com", "ft.com", "latimes.com", "nypost.com" , "telegraph.co.uk", "independent.co.uk", "scmp.com", "nationalpost.com" , "haaretz.com", "bostonglobe.com", "washingtonpost.com", "theaustralian.com.au" , "wsj.com", "nytimes.com", "theglobeandmail.com", "theage.com.au", "smh.com.au" , "www.economist.com", "reuters.com", "afp.com", "rt.com", "huffingtonpost.com" , "aljazeera.com", "cnbc.com", "chicagotribune.com", "buzzfeed.com" , "theguardian.com", "reddit.com", "cbc.ca", "bbc.co.uk", "cnet.com" , "bloomberg.com", "bbc.com", "suntimes.com", "foxnews.com", "jpost.com" , "voat.co" ]

I think in most cases a snapshot would already be available, with the exception of reddit and voat. Their API might be enough https://archive.org/help/wayback_api.php

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HEEEEEEEEEEEYHAAAAAAA wrote

wait is dns over https a thing?

Yup.

why not just use secure dns?

DNS was never secure, it's a completely plaintext protocol.

also i dont think i trust cloudflare

Yup, that's why I said: "despite the promises, don't use it for anything privacy sensitive". That said, I'd happily setup DNS-over-HTTPS for my family with this resolver since it's better than the current plaintext disaster.