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Domain Name System (DNS) Privacy

Almost every time we use an Internet application, it starts with a Domain Name System (DNS) transaction to map a human-friendly domain name into a set of IP addresses that can be used to deliver packets over the Internet.

The  Domain Name System (DNS) was originally developed without any kind of considerations for user privacy and may therefore leak information about DNS queries and responses that can be correlated to specific network activity (e.g. applications employed, web sites visited, people communicated with, etc.). Since pervasive monitoring became a major concern in protocol development, a number of efforts have aimed improve the privacy properties of important Internet protocols. “DNS Privacy” refers to the privacy improvements recently made to the Domain Name System.



DNS Privacy Implementations

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