ISPs lied to Congress to spread confusion about encrypted DNS, Mozilla says

Found on Ars Technica on Monday, 04 November 2019
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Mozilla is urging Congress to reject the broadband industry's lobbying campaign against encrypted DNS in Firefox and Chrome.

"Unsurprisingly, our work on DoH [DNS over HTTPS] has prompted a campaign to forestall these privacy and security protections, as demonstrated by the recent letter to Congress from major telecommunications associations. That letter contained a number of factual inaccuracies," Mozilla Senior Director of Trust and Security Marshall Erwin wrote.

Mozilla is not exactly very honest about secure DNS either. They keep pushing and pushing for DoH, instead of focusing on DoT that would fit easily and reliably into the current systems. For Mozilla, their enemies are the ISPs because they want to "log and sell all the data" about their users. So for Mozilla, it boils down to trust. However, by rolling out DoH with the resolver defaulting to Cloudflare, there is nothing gained because in the end you still have to trust Cloudflare. Just in the same way you have to trust your ISP. Of course all the companies behind DoH promise never to abuse this data, but since it all is about trust, why trust them? So, don't mess with one of core components of the Internet and just upgrade to DoT and bury that DoH idea.