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UK ISP group names Mozilla 'Internet Villain' for supporting 'DNS-over-HTTPS'

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https://www.zdnet.com/article/uk-isp-group-names-mozilla-internet-villain-for-supporting-dns-over-https/
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claiming the browser makers were ruining years of work in protecting the British public from abusive content by providing a new method for accessing illegal content.

Funny, I've not felt 'protected' as much as 'censored' .. I mean take the blanket ban on PirateBay (and other torrent sites), there are legitimate uses for it, and their blanket ban via DNS doesn't work anyway ::)

This is not about 'protection', it's about snooping.
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This is not about 'protection', it's about snooping.

Exactly.  Thank you, PCNetSpec.   Thank you!  I had steam coming out of my ears when I first read this.  There's really nothing new here -- other than the form these arguments take.   What we really have here are several prominent pretexts used quite frequently as a justification to erode the civil liberties of millions.

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DoH! Secure DNS doesn't make us a villain Mozilla tells UK ISP's

By Thomas Claburn in San Francisco for The Register

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/07/06/mozilla_ukisp_vallain/

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"We’re surprised and disappointed that an industry association for ISPs decided to misrepresent an improvement to decades old internet infrastructure," a Mozilla spokesperson said in a statement provided to The Register via email. "Despite claims to the contrary, a more private DNS would not prevent the use of content filtering or parental controls in the UK. DNS-over-HTTPS would offer real security benefits to UK citizens."

To me, this is a no-brainer:  we ought have this.  In the meanwhile I'll continue to use Stubby along with Quad9 and Google Public DNS.  Google's DNS is our secondary, or backup DNS service -- and it now works with TLS-encrypted DNS connections.


UPDATE:

Apparently we can enable DNS over HTTPS in Firefox now if we follow these instructions.  I would think enabling this feature would be particularly helpful when surfing the web in public places.

How to enable DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) in Firefox

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https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-enable-dns-over-https-doh-in-firefox/
« Last Edit: July 07, 2019, 07:16:05 am by perknh »
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