By configuring their devices or gateways to use the DNS resolver 220.127.116.11, users can protect themselves from malware-serving websites. Parents can also use the DNS resolver 18.104.22.168 to protect their children from both malware and adult content.
While 22.214.171.124 for Families was released with good intentions, CloudFlare's initial filter configuration for adult content ended up preventing users from visiting certain LGBT and sex education sites. In a statement to The Register, CloudFlare CEO Matthew Prince explained that the company is currently working to fix the mistake, saying:
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“It was a horrible mistake and we are working to remedy it as quickly as possible. We use a variety of external categorization services to categorize the internet. Our intention was to do something similar to 'Google Safe Search' and there were some categories that were included in Adult Themes by one provider that we missed when we did our review.”
WARP beta for macOS and Windows
In addition to 126.96.36.199 for Families, CloudFlare also announced that it is launching a WARP beta for macOS and Windows.
CloudFlare announced the beta of 188.8.131.52 with WARP in April of last year but it took the company until late September before it opened it up to general availability. Thankfully the wait for WARP for macOS and Windows won't be nearly as long.
The WARP client for macOS and Windows uses the Wireguard protocol to secure Internet connections and keep users safe from being spied on by their ISPs. Additionally, just like WARP on the 184.108.40.206 mobile app, the basic service will also be free on macOS and Windows.
CloudFlare also revealed that it is planning to build a WARP client for Linux once the other desktop versions have been completed.
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Via The Register