4 Private DNS Services to Use on iOS and macOS

· Andrew Orr · Deep Dive

Switching from your ISP’s DNS servers is good because your browsing history could be sold. Here are four private DNS servers to use instead.

Cloudflare Releases Warp VPN for Everyone

· Andrew Orr · Link

Cloudflare announced its Warp VPN earlier this year and created a waiting list for it to be rolled out. Although the company had technical difficulties, the list is gone and Warp VPN is available for everyone today.

Let me start with the apology. We are sorry making WARP available took far longer than we ever intended. As a way of hopefully making amends, for everyone who was on the waitlist before today, we’re giving 10 GB of WARP Plus — the even faster version of WARP that uses Cloudflare’s Argo network — to those of you who have been patiently waiting.

This Friday I intend to publish a list of five VPN apps for iOS, and Warp will be included.

Cloudflare Ends 8Chan Service in Wake of Recent U.S. Shootings

· Andrew Orr · Link

The U.S. got a fresh wave of mass shootings over the weekend. A couple killers had posted their manifestos on 8Chan, and Cloudflare is ending its service for the website.

8chan is among the more than 19 million Internet properties that use Cloudflare’s service. We just sent notice that we are terminating 8chan as a customer effective at midnight tonight Pacific Time. The rationale is simple: they have proven themselves to be lawless and that lawlessness has caused multiple tragic deaths. Even if 8chan may not have violated the letter of the law in refusing to moderate their hate-filled community, they have created an environment that revels in violating its spirit.

CloudFlare 'Let The Internet Down' Says CEO

· Charlotte Henry · News

CloudFlare CEO Matthew Prince said a bug in his firm’s software brought down major web services and was originally misdiagnosed as an attack.

Cloudflare Creates New Warrant Canaries

· Andrew Orr · News

Yesterday Cloudflare released its transparency report for the second half of 2018. It revealed it’s expanding its use of warrant canaries.

This Scary EU Piracy List Could Break the Internet

· Andrew Orr · News

The list of websites that should be banned for copyright infringement is kind of funny. And also scary because politicians don’t understand technology.

Cybersecurity Tech Accord, Cyberwar Is Now, Social Network Inertia - ACM 458

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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In this episode, Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet dissect the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, a pledge by 34 tech companies to do something vague and unlikely. The timing for the announcement is somewhat interesting because we are in the middle of an undeclared shadow cyberwar. They cap the show analyzing what it might take for any new social network to supplant Facebook.