Quad9 is moving to Switzerland:
“The Swiss government produced findings of law that Quad9 is exempt from both law enforcement and intelligence data-collection and retention requirements, as well as KYC.”
- Discussion: https://teddit.net/r/privacytoolsIO/comments/llqd7h/quad9_move_to_switzerland
Blocklist for ScamClub domains:
@polymerwitch this fragile script I wrote may interest you (and hopefully still works)—will generate a .ovpn file for connecting to riseup which you could do so using 3rd party OpenVPN apps. Although their API options are limited to TCP/443, I think UDP/1194 is supported and you can select the server, just need to modify the file 🙂
a compelling spam email I received
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the United Nations decided to reward so many people around the world with EUR 5,000,000.
Your email address was one of the lucky winners. To receive the award, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, country and phone number, occupation and monthly income.
mozilla conflict of interest
Nice, the filter list has been added to NextDNS.
FYI Mozilla / Firefox shares user data with Google, Leanplum, and Adjust  by default except on Klar  . Learn how to opt-out here . Also doesn't hurt to search for "telemetry" in `about:config` (not available on Firefox iOS) and toggle the entries to `false`.
Added to SSL Server Test 🙂
Some helpful guides I've found on GitHub for a WireGuard/Pi-hole/encrypted DNS setup:
Found a blog post related to that comparison video w/ a more fleshed out script to test DNS blocking effectiveness.
Some fitler list ideas: https://firebog.net
Pros: increased security due to leveraging threat intelligence feeds across multiple providers.
Cons: latency is coupled to the slowest resolver, and decreased privacy due to sending DNS requests to multiple 3rd party resolvers (rather than one or even none w/ something like Unbound).
I wonder if this idea has been implemented anywhere...
Watching this video  comparing the malware blocking effectiveness of 3rd party DNS resolvers got me thinking...
For some security focused use cases wouldn't it be valuable if there were a way to leverage multiple DNS resolvers with a strategy where DNS requests are sent to multiple resolvers in parallel and responses are returned only once it's determined that no resolver blocked the request? 🤔
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