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Re: Missing Tor Button

From: Mark H Weaver
Subject: Re: Missing Tor Button
Date: Sun, 03 Nov 2019 10:41:17 -0500
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Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> writes:

> One possible solution would be to enable DNS-over-HTTPS, which I believe
> is supported by IceCat-68 although it's disabled by default.  See:
>   https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-dns-over-https
> Incidentally, I think that a case can be made that enabling this is a
> sensible default for most users, even when not using Tor, because it
> prevents the user's ISP from snooping on and hijacking DNS lookups.
> Whereas most users have little or no choice about their ISP, we can
> choose a default DNS-over-HTTPS provider that commits to a strong
> privacy policy.  Also, the provider is user-configurable.  However,
> I acknowledge that any such decision would be controversial.

Incidentally, I just learned that the largest ISPs in the US are
currently fighting hard to prevent the roll-out of DNS-over-HTTPS.

Here's an article by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on this issue:



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