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Get Faster Internet: Cloudflare Debuts Free 1.1.1.1 Privacy DNS App for iOS, Android [u]

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Cloudflare has launched their 1.1.1.1 privacy DNS service for mobile, with a free iOS and Android app available today, making it easy for users looking to encrypt their Internet when on public Wi-Fi, according to the company:

Any time you are on a public internet connection people can see what sites you visit. Even worse, your Internet Service Provider is very possibly selling all of your browsing history to the highest bidder. We have a tool called 1.1.1.1 which makes it easy to get a faster, more private, Internet experience, but it’s historically been too complex for many people to use, particularly on mobile devices. Today, we’re launching an app you (and everyone you know) can use to use 1.1.1.1 every time your mobile phone connects to the Internet. It’s a free, it’s easy, download it now.

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The company launched their 1.1.1.1 tool back on April 1st, but this new mobile app makes it incredibly easy to enable it, with just one tap. The final release comes a month after the company started testing a public beta.

Cloudflare says 1.1.1.1 is “the fastest public DNS resolver in the world,” as measured by DNSPerf data:

“We launched 1.1.1.1 to offer consumers everywhere a better choice for fast and private Internet browsing,” said Matthew Prince, Cloudflare chief executive said, according to TechCrunch. “The 1.1.1.1 app makes it even easier for users to unlock fast and encrypted DNS on their phones.”

Click here to download Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 for iOS and Android.

Update Nov. 12, 2018: To provide more information on Cloudflare’s privacy in regards to 1.1.1.1, the company says it will never sell or use your data to target you with ads, as per the company’s website here:

Cloudflare commits that 1.1.1.1 was designed for privacy first, and as a result:

  • Cloudflare will never sell your data or use it to target ads. Period.
  • All debug logs, which we keep just long enough to ensure no one is using the service to cause harm, of are purged within 24 hours.
  • Cloudflare will not retain any personal data / personally identifiable information, including information about the client IP and client port.
  • Cloudflare will retain only limited transaction data for legitimate operational and research purposes, but in no case will such transaction data be retained by Cloudflare for more than 24 hours.
  • Cloudflare will only retain or use what is being asked, not who is asking it. Unless otherwise notified to users, that information may be used for the following limited purposes:
  • Under the terms of a cooperative agreement, APNIC will have limited access to query the transaction data for the purpose of conducting research related to the operation of the DNS system.

Frankly, we don’t want to know what you do on the Internet — it’s none of our business — and we’ve taken the technical steps to ensure we can’t.

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