Daily Archives: April 1, 2018

1.1.1.1 Launches to Make the Internet Faster and More Private for Everyone

Cloudflare and APNIC partner to help build a better Internet

SAN FRANCISCO, April 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cloudflare, the leading Internet performance and security company, today announced 1.1.1.1, the first public DNS resolver built around the principle of privacy-first. 1.1.1.1 will ensure a more private and faster Internet for users everywhere, all for free.

Nearly everything on the Internet starts with a DNS request. DNS is the Internet’s directory. It translates a human-friendly name like www.example.com to a numerical Internet address that a computer understands. Almost nothing happens on the Internet without a DNS request happening first.

But DNS is by default an insecure, unencrypted, and often slow system. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and other entities on the Internet can monitor DNS requests to see every site and app a user visits, even if the site or app is encrypted. Some DNS providers even sell data about users’ Internet activity or use it to deploy targeted ads.

With 1.1.1.1, there is now an alternative. The offering boasts both unrivaled security and speed and supports both encrypted DNS and DNS over HTTPS. Data from logs is destroyed after 24 hours and no IP addresses or user data is stored.

“We think it’s creepy that user data is sold to advertisers and used to target consumers without their knowledge or consent,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. “Frankly, we don’t want to know what people do on the Internet—it’s none of our business—and we’ve designed 1.1.1.1 to ensure that we, along with ISPs around the world, can’t.”

Cloudflare partnered with APNIC, a non-profit organization managing IP address allocation for Asia-Pacific, to develop 1.1.1.1.

“At APNIC Labs, we’re aware that the DNS is not always private, fast, or secure, and we’re always looking for ways to improve how it works,” said Geoff Huston, Chief Scientist at APNIC. “We’re working with Cloudflare to refine this basic Internet function so that users have a much more private and faster experience.”

Cloudflare is working with major browsers, operating systems, app manufacturers, cloud platforms, and router manufacturers to enable DNS over HTTPS. Mozilla is working to integrate the standard into its Firefox browser:

“Like Cloudflare, Mozilla cares about making the Internet faster and more privacy-conscious so people have a better experience on the web,” said Selena Deckelmann, Senior Director of Engineering, Firefox Runtime at Mozilla. “We are always looking for new technologies like DNS over HTTPS to ensure Firefox is at the cutting edge of speed, privacy and improving life online.”

Setting up 1.1.1.1 takes less than five minutes and requires no technical skill or special software. It is available for mobile devices, desktop computers, and even home routers to any user around the globe, for free.

To learn more about 1.1.1.1, please check out the resources below.

About Cloudflare
Cloudflare, Inc. (www.cloudflare.com / @cloudflare) is on a mission to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers more than 10 trillion requests per month, which is nearly 10 percent of all Internet requests for more than 2.5 billion people worldwide. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with each new site added. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer, named the Most Innovative Network & Internet Technology Company for two years running by the Wall Street Journal, and ranked among the world’s 50 most innovative companies by Fast Company. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Cloudflare has offices in Austin, TX, Champaign, IL, Boston, MA, Washington, DC, London, and Singapore.

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Dozens die along Palestine-Israel border

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday announced a day of national mourning and a general strike in West Bank, a day after 16 Palestinian demonstrators were killed across the Gaza-Israel border.

On Friday, thousands of Palestinian families and civilians in the Gaza Strip demonstrated against the 11-year long closure, and reaffirmed their right of return, by peacefully marching towards the border areas along the Gaza Strip. The protest is expected to last six weeks until the opening of US embassy’s office scheduled May 14. A small group of protesters approached the border line, forcing Israeli forces to use heavy tear gas and guns against the protesters killing 16 and injuring 1,400.

Israeli forces affirmed that demonstrators were rioting in six locations along Gaza, adding the government banned demonstrations, calling it a plan to carry out military activities by Hamas movement in Gaza. Israeli forces also vowed to continue attacks against terrorists in Gaza.

Source: VOV5

Syrian forces: Full victory in eastern Ghouta

The Syrian army has announced full victory against terrorist groups in Eastern Ghouta area in the suburb of the capital Damascus after months of intense fighting, Syria’s state-run media outlet says.

Following a series of well-planned battles and combat operations marked with high levels of cooperation and coordination between different types of forces, the armed forces aided by allied forces wrapped up military operations in Damascus countryside’s Eastern Ghouta, with full control established all over its cities and towns, said a statement by the General Command of the Army and Armed Forces on Saturday.

The victory dealt a crushing blow to the Wahhabi project against the Syrian land and people, the statement added. Combat still continues with the so-called Jaish al-Islam Takfiri group in the vicinity of Douma city, the last militant bastion in Eastern Ghouta, as army units secured the exit of tens of thousands of civilians whom the terrorists had used as human shields, the statement said.

Source: VOV5

PM: Vietnam pledges further contributions to ASEAN

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received in Hanoi on Saturday Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Lim Jock Hoi on the sidelines of the sixth Greater Mekong Sub-region Summit (GMS-6).

The PM highlighted the increasing role of the ASEAN chief and ASEAN Secretariat in promoting regional connectivity and ensuring harmony among nations. He said he hopes in the coming time, the ASEAN Secretariat will further promote its function of researching and proposing policies which serve as a basis for member countries’ consultation. The PM affirmed Vietnam will do its best to contribute to the bloc’s development while asking the ASEAN Secretary General to coordinate and create conditions for Vietnam to fulfill the role of ASEAN Chair in 2020.

The ASEAN chief expressed his wish that PM Phuc will considers financial support in order to contribute to improving effectiveness of the ASEAN Secretariat’s future activities.

Source: VOV5

Moscow says UK must recall over 50 more diplomats from Russia

Russia has told Britain it must send home “just over 50” more of its diplomats in a worsening standoff with Western countries over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in the UK.

The Kremlin has already retaliated in kind against Britain and ejected 23 British diplomats over the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. London says Moscow was behind the attack – an allegation Russia denies.

On Saturday, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told the media that meant Britain would have to cut “a little over 50” of its diplomats in Russia saying Russia is asking for parity as the Brits have 50 diplomats more than the Russians.

Over the past few days, the UK and 29 other countries including the US have expelled more than 150 Russian diplomats. In return, Russia decided to expel 150 Western diplomats, of whom 23 were British diplomats and 60 were Americans, and asked for the closures of the US Consulate in Saint Petersburg.

Source: VOV5

President Tran Dai Quang receives Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

Vietnam and China need to continue strengthening the relations between the two Parties, states and people, said President Tran Dai Quang at a meeting on Sunday with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who is on an official visit to Vietnam and attending the 6th Greater Mekong Sub-region Summit (GMS-6).

The Vietnamese President congratulated China on successfully holding the first meeting of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (new tenure) following the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China which elected new State and Government leaders for the new tenure. President Quang urged the two countries to boost economic and trade cooperation in par with their political ties and increase exchanges to strengthen mutual understanding and trust. The Vietnamese President said the two sides need to seriously abide by common perception agreed by the two countries’ high-ranking leaders and the Agreement on Fundamental Principles guiding the Settlement of sea-related issues and international law to peacefully settle disputes at sea. Quang said the two countries need to manage disputes, not to complicate the situation, and maintain peace and stability in the East Sea.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the Chinese Party and people treasure ties with Vietnam saying China will seriously implement the Agreement on Fundamental Principles guiding the Settlement of sea-related issues.

At a meeting with the Chinese Foreign Minister on Saturday, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked the two countries to increase bilateral trade and boost cooperation in transport, agriculture, the environment, science, technology, and finance. Phuc asked China to facilitate Vietnam to access China’s preferential capital and effectively implement its aids for Vietnam.

Source: VOV5

PM receives Myanmar’s Vice President

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received Vice President of Myanmar U Henry Van Thio on the sidelines of the sixth Greater Mekong Subregion Summit (GMS-6) in Hanoi on Saturday.

The Prime Minister congratulated Myanmar on the country’s new president, while speaking of the Myanmar government’s socio-economic development in recent times. Numerous Vietnamese investors are carrying out projects in Myanmar, the PM said, hoping that the government and concerned agencies of Myanmar continue facilitating Vietnamese businesses’ operations there, thus contributing local socio-economic development and fostering the two countries’ friendship.

He proposed both countries, as ASEAN members, continue closely coordinating at multilateral forums for benefits of each side, and for peace and prosperity in the regional and the world.

Vice President U Henry Van Thio highly valued the role of Vietnam as the host of the GMS-6 summit and the 10th Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Development Triangle Summit (CLV-10).

He said Myanmar will continue promoting cooperation with Vietnam in various areas, especially in trade and investment.

Source: VOV5