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Thursday, 3 December 2009

Google Public DNS a.k.a. Google Wants To Own The Internet

By configuring your network settings to use Google Public DNS as your domain name servers, instead of the standard domain lookup performed by your Internet Service Provider, you might speed up your browsing and improve your security.

However, what you most definitely will do is let Google know absolutely EVERYTHING about your life on the Internet - what sites you visit, when you visit them, how often you visit, what you do on those sites and more!

Here are some interesting excerpts from the Privacy statement for Google Public DNS:

"The temporary logs store the full IP address of the machine you're using ... We delete these temporary logs within 24 to 48 hours."

"In the permanent logs ... We do keep some location information, request domain name, request type, whether the request hit our frontend cache, absolute arrival time in seconds, user's geolocation information"

Interesting or just plain scarey?

in reference to: Google Public DNS (view on Google Sidewiki)