[kwlug-disc] DailyTech - Concerned About Privacy? You're Probably up to no Good, Says Google CEO
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Fri Dec 11 22:06:32 EST 2009
What about OpenDNS? Any concerns? that's the one I use.
Software, Hardware and Practices
An eclectic collection of random thoughts
--- On Fri, 12/11/09, Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> From: Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] DailyTech - Concerned About Privacy? You're Probably up to no Good, Says Google CEO
> To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Received: Friday, December 11, 2009, 9:38 PM
> On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 09:02:36AM
> -0500, Kyle Spaans wrote:
> > > Speaking of Nefarious Google, has anyone tried
> their public DNS? IP
> > > addresses of 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206, real easy to
> remember. I pointed my
> > > router there yesterday, but I've experienced no
> observable difference
> > My friend benchmarked Google's vs his ISP's name
> servers and
> > "noticed" a savings of a few milliseconds per request!
> (Wowee!) So I
> > guess it depends on what your reaction time is like.
> Given the transfer times from websites, I don't think
> response time is
> a good reason to go to Google DNS. People come up with
> these timings
> and I totally don't get why it is relevant to use the
> fastest DNS you
> can. Isn't "fast enough" good enough?
> I surprised myself last night by realizing that I don't
> Google DNS as much as I mistrust pretty much everything
> else they do.
> At least I can come up with a plausible explanation for
> this service:
> Google hates ISPs and is fighting them in the Net
> Neutrality wars.
> Whether through incompetence or malice, ISP DNS servers
> already mess
> up lookups for certain websites (hello Rogers!). So maybe
> well-publicized DNS server that behaves like a real DNS
> server keeps
> the ISPs honest. (Or maybe I'm just rationalizing the
> Also, I find it interesting that Google's credibility
> decreases among
> the tech geeks every time they release a new app.
> - Paul
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