Cloudflare and Apple made a new DNS protocol to protect your data from ISPs
See the original posting on The Verge
Cloudflare is proposing a new DNS standard it developed with Apple thatâs designed to help close a blindspot in my (and Iâm sure many othersâ) internet privacy measures (via TechCrunch). The protocol is called Oblivious DNS over HTTPS (ODoH), and itâs meant to help anonymize the information thatâs sent before you even make it onto a website. Whether that will help you with your overall net privacy is something weâll tackle in a second, but first, we need to understand how regular DNS works, and what Cloudflare has added.
Basically, DNS lets us use the web without having to remember the IP address of every site we want to visit. While we humans can easily understand names like âtheverge.comâ, or âarchive.org,â computers use IP addresses…