Cloudflare Launches Privacy-Focused 1.1.1.1 DNS Service

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Something discussing actual support for DNS over HTTPS would be a welcome addition to this article. Various servers have been around for a couple years now and it's still in draft/test status...
 

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I'm not sure how much privacy this really adds. Google's 8.8.8.8 has been around long enough that I imagine a fair number of ISPs are already doing reverse-lookups.
 

You still need a DNS provider if you're using pihole. The default used by pihole is Google DNS.
 

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A revised question would be, is there a benefit in using Cloudflare DNS over the 6 different options I have within the pihole?
 

Well, according to Cloudflare it's more private due to using encrypted DNS and deleting all logs after 24 hours. I can't say how this compares to other DNS e.g. Google. I would think that it would be more private than Google if you are logged in to Google on your computer, because then it'd probably be pretty easy for Google to link all DNS requests from your IP back to your Google account. Same could be said about using your ISP's DNS, which they could link back to your account. I'm not saying other DNS (e.g. Cloudflare) couldn't link your IP back to you somehow, but probably not as easy.
 

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Thanks for the info. I'm not using Google for DNS, but rather Comodo Secure DNS.
 
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