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Cloudflare Brings Privacy to Mobile Traffic With 1.1.1.1 DNS App

November 12, 2018 / Sean Michael Kerner

Cloudflare is extending its 1.1.1.1 DNS service with new mobile capabilities it announced on Nov. 11. The 1.1.1.1 DNS service was first launched on April 1, providing a freely available service to help secure and accelerate DNS lookups. The initial service launch required users to make a change on their own desktop or mobile settings to enable the service. Now Cloudflare is looking to make it easier for mobile users to benefit from the 1.1.1.1 DNS service with a new mobile app. "We didn't expect many people to be able to change their DNS manually," Matthew Prince, CEO of Cloudflare, told eWEEK. "With the app removing that limitation, we expect the increase to be dramatic.” Most internet traffic from end users first generally looks up the IP address location of a given web domain via DNS. The 1.1.1.1 service promises users a faster DNS lookup than what they might be getting from their local ISP. Cloudflare has also added multiple security capabilities to help ma...