Internet Explorer is the BEST

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    ....."Mozilla quietly announced a major change to its Firefox web browser on Friday [September 6], explaining that “after many experiments—we feel confident that enabling DoH [DNS over HTTPS] by default is the right next step.”

    The company assured in its blogpost that “most of our users will benefit from the greater protections of encrypted DNS traffic,” but there was also a recognition at some of the backlash against the new technology. “When DoH is enabled,” it added, “users will be notified and given the opportunity to opt out.”

    .....So what’s going on, why the controversy, and why might users opt out?
    The Internet's Domain Name System (DNS) is one of its greatest strengths and also one of its greatest weaknesses. As open traffic IP addresses and browsing activities can be profiled and your requests intercepted and manipulated. But with more and more of what is done online being encrypted, the very act of accessing specific websites can be encrypted as well. This is what DNS over HTTPS (DoH) is all about, bypassing locally held DNS nameservers, sending encrypted traffic to a central server instead.

    Today In: Innovation

    ....DoH encrypts the addresses of websites, bypassing local Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and connecting directly to central nameservers likely managed by the companies behind the browsers themselves. This means the traffic cannot be hijacked. But it also means that many of the filtering and protection tools in place today, usually administered by ISPs, will no longer work. And this is why it’s controversial.
    The fear is that safeguards might disappear with these changes. Internet Service Providers and child protection software holds lists of dangerous and prohibited sites. Some might be totally blacklisted—think child sexual exploitation, terrorism, illegal activity, others might be subject to parental controls—pornography, violence."....

    I know I lost all of my bookmarks when they made this change.  I think they offerred me some one to save them to a cloud, but I was too busy at the time with computer issues, that, I couldnt deal with another issue. Did the simplest and quickest thing.  Just went with the flow.

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    ..."In a way, the fact Germany has been hit harder by the Firefox changes is unsurprising. That’s because, in Germany, where privacy is far more deep-rooted culturally than it is in the U.S. and U.K., the non-profit Firefox browser has always been especially popular.

    ...“We’ve had, of course, the experience of dictatorships, and the Stasi, so people are aware what happens if your privacy isn’t protected,” said Oliver Gertz, managing director of interaction for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at MediaCom Germany. “Then in the 1980s there was a strong civil movement about what data should the government be allowed to collect — that is part of the culture.”

    Germany is also the home to controversial ad blocking firm AdBlockPlus, and"....

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    Wise words for y'all...

    "If Internet Explorer has enough guts to ask to be your default browser,
      then you have enough guts to ask that girl out." - Anonymous Redditor