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  1. Comment on Any thoughts on Cloudflare's new(ish) VPN/DoH service? in ~tech

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    As far as I can see the existing privacy policy for 1.1.1.1 is very good. The only thing to watch is whether it's changed in the future.

    As far as I can see the existing privacy policy for 1.1.1.1 is very good. The only thing to watch is whether it's changed in the future.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Any thoughts on Cloudflare's new(ish) VPN/DoH service? in ~tech

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    Yeah. At least Cloudflare doesn't have the incentive to collect your data that Google does (their products are generally enterprise-focussed). If you're worrying about DNS requests being captured...

    Yeah. At least Cloudflare doesn't have the incentive to collect your data that Google does (their products are generally enterprise-focussed). If you're worrying about DNS requests being captured by the source you pretty much have to use TOR or I2P (slow). There's no point in the average person thinking about this stuff, a bad actor would have to have massive resources to exploit it (i.e., if someone can exfiltrate your info from Cloudflare they can probably also hack your devices directly).

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Any thoughts on Cloudflare's new(ish) VPN/DoH service? in ~tech

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    It's using around 15% battery per day for me, which is fine since I rarely use more than 50%. Roaming between WiFi and mobile data seems to work better than with the native WireGuard app, though...

    It's using around 15% battery per day for me, which is fine since I rarely use more than 50%. Roaming between WiFi and mobile data seems to work better than with the native WireGuard app, though it's still not as fast as with no VPN.

    I think the paid version is faster. There are some speed test comparisons online. I believe it's not that they intentionally limit the normal version, rather that the paid one tries to find the least congested route using Cloudflare's backbone networks.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Any thoughts on Cloudflare's new(ish) VPN/DoH service? in ~tech

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    I'd dispute that. Sure, once it's set up it's more or less the same but setting up your own VPN server is beyond the abilities of most people. Downloading this onto their phones/computers and...

    easier

    I'd dispute that. Sure, once it's set up it's more or less the same but setting up your own VPN server is beyond the abilities of most people. Downloading this onto their phones/computers and pressing start probably isn't.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Any thoughts on Cloudflare's new(ish) VPN/DoH service? in ~tech

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    This actually looks pretty good. It's fast (Cloudflare's network is massive) and Cloudflare's privacy policy appears to limit what they collect pretty harshly (anonymous data only). I believe it...

    This actually looks pretty good. It's fast (Cloudflare's network is massive) and Cloudflare's privacy policy appears to limit what they collect pretty harshly (anonymous data only). I believe it is based on WireGuard.

    Any thoughts?

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Apple to Reveal Glimpses of Its Next Era of Apps and Devices at WWDC in ~tech

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    I doubt it's a priority for Apple given that high-bitrate AAC is indistinguishable from lossless codecs.

    I doubt it's a priority for Apple given that high-bitrate AAC is indistinguishable from lossless codecs.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Facebook plans to launch 'GlobalCoin' cryptocurrency in 2020 in ~tech

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    Mr Robot wasn't meant to be a guide, Facebook!

    Mr Robot wasn't meant to be a guide, Facebook!

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Google hit with 4.3bn euro Android fine from EU in ~news

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    The problem is that preinstalling apps is anticompetitive. See: Microsoft's behaviour with Netscape in the 90s. Microsoft had to actively ask users which browser they wanted to use after a new...

    What is the problem exactly? Apps being preinstalled doesn't mean you have to use them.

    The problem is that preinstalling apps is anticompetitive. See: Microsoft's behaviour with Netscape in the 90s. Microsoft had to actively ask users which browser they wanted to use after a new Windows installation for a few years as a result of the legal action brought against them.

    7 votes
  9. Comment on Trump hints at the Queen's private views on Brexit in ~news

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    Trump does this all the time.

    Trump does this all the time.

    "Now, I have to tell you, it's an unbelievably complex subject," [Trump] added. "Nobody knew health care could be so complicated."

    7 votes
  10. Comment on Trump hints at the Queen's private views on Brexit in ~news

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    As usual Trump risks dividing the UK further. Part of the reason why the Queen is almost universally admired is her lack of public political opinion.

    As usual Trump risks dividing the UK further. Part of the reason why the Queen is almost universally admired is her lack of public political opinion.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on What is tildes' take on NSFW content? in ~tildes

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    I don't agree. I can see why content that is overtly pornographic might not be allowed, but part of what makes reddit interesting is people's candour in topics that would normally be considered...

    discussions like does size matter

    I don't agree. I can see why content that is overtly pornographic might not be allowed, but part of what makes reddit interesting is people's candour in topics that would normally be considered taboo e.g., does size matter. NSFW tags should definitely be used in those topics though.

    5 votes