DNS is the phonebook of the Internet. Most of us use the DNS servers provided by our ISP. DNS in not encrypted and your ISP can easily see all your internet DNS requests. Once again, your browser's private or incognito mode does not anonymize your internet requests. Just another reason to distrust your ISP.

But their are new DNS services on the block that are faster, reduce malware, phishing and scam sites. And for the parents, some do automatic content filtering. It is also relatively straightforward and simple to make these changes. A DNS change is kind of a power user tip and isn't necessary, but try out a couple options and see what works best. The good folks are Lifewire.com have tons of great articles on the how and why.

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