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Web security and performance company Cloudflare is making it easier for smartphone users to secure their Internet connections, courtesy of a new DNS resolver app for mobile devices.

“Any time you are on a public internet connection people can see what sites you visit. Even worse, your Internet Service Provider is very possibly selling all of your browsing history to the highest bidder. We have a tool called 1.1.1.1 which makes it easy to get a faster, more private, Internet experience, but it’s historically been too complex for many people to use, particularly on mobile devices. Today, we’re launching an app you (and everyone you know) can use to use 1.1.1.1 every time your mobile phone connects to the Internet.” said Mohd Irtefa the product manager at Cloudflare, in a blog post.

The official 1.1.1.1 mobile apps have been launched and now available on both Android and iOS, the application leverages the free, secure Bthe company launched on April 1.

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The 1.1.1.1 service is meant to provide users with increased privacy by preventing Internet Service Providers from seeing which websites a user accesses. Of course, using 1.1.1.1 as your DNS service won’t be enough. Users would also need to take other steps to hide traffic from nosy ISPs, such as using an encrypted VPN or making sure the websites they access support HTTPS. Unlike other providers of similar services, Cloudflare is committed to not saving data to disk and to wiping log records within 24 hours.

Now, mobile phone users too can take advantage of these privacy and security features, so that their browsing remains private when connecting to the Internet, even when using public connections. Cloudflare rolls out its 1.1.1.1 privacy service to iOS, Android

The 1.1.1.1 tool, the Internet company explains, makes it easy to get a faster, more private, Internet experience. However, given that it has been too complex for many people to use, particularly on mobile devices, the new app helps using 1.1.1.1 whenever a mobile phone connects to the Internet.

Launched month ago, Mobile users could have used 1.1.1.1 immediately after its launch, but very few did, as there’s no easy way of changing DNS settings on a mobile device, like there is on PCs.  Many were not able to make the necessary changes, especially on mobile devices, the company says.

“It is the right thing to do. We are making it easier for everyone to make their experience when they use the Internet more private. People should not have to pay to have a more private Internet,” Cloudflare says. 

With today’s Android and iOS apps, Cloudflare has made switching to 1.1.1.1 as your phone’s primary DNS server as easy as pushing a button. The new app helps users overcome any difficulties they might have met when attempting to change network settings to use Cloudflare’s DNS service.

 “We want everyone to have access to faster and more private Internet, and the millions of sites on Cloudflare value the performance boost they get when visited by 1.1.1.1 users,” Cloudflare said.

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