by Brandon Butler
Firefox Encrypting DNS 2/25/2020

Jon Brodkin at Ars Technica:

Firefox will start switching browser users to Cloudflare’s encrypted-DNS service today and roll out the change across the United States in the coming weeks.

DNS over HTTPS, despite having the best acronym (DOH) is surprisingly controversial. While this is primarily about stopping ISPs from snooping on users, ISPs have been fighting to prevent the feature from seeing the light of day. ISPs really want to spy on your browsing history. (Something-something about drug dealers and terrorists benefiting from the feature but they also benefit from cash and guns and we still have those. The fear mongering over this is ridiculous.)

Good on Mozilla for protecting their user’s privacy by default.