This service allows you to send your queries encrypted so that your ISP can neither record your question, nor record (or change) the answer.
However, providing privacy often comes at a cost - an increased chance of attempts at misuse, whether by users or those trying to affect the answers that legitimate users receive
This service therefore implements some restrictions, and uses some techniques in order to protect both itself and you
Additional mechanisms and restrictions may be implemented at any time without notice.
Advertising on the Internet started out very simple, but over time has grown from simple image embeds to involving the execution of masses of arbitrary code being served by unknown third parties without your permission. It's no surprise given this that Malvertising (malware embedded in adverts) has been on the rise for years.
Today, whatever their intentions, the reality is that advertising networks pose a very real and significant threat to the safety of your system. As if this were not bad enough, most will also track and profile you in order to better "target" their adverts (which may or may not deliver malware).
Today's advertising networks are an all-to-convenient vehicle for delivery of malware.
This service uses blocklists from a variety of sources in order to block advertising and tracking domains, known malware domains and Phishing domains.
At time of launch, the following block list were being ingested, processed and used
|Steven Black||Adware and Malware||link|
|My Adblock Lists Domain List||Ads and Trackers||link|
|My Adblock Lists Zone List||Ads and Trackers||link|
|Mark Tron||Fake News||link|
Although the inclusion of Fake News and Snuff in the lists may seem controversial to some, at time of addition the fakenews list only contained sites which were - verifiably - circulating "news" which was untrue. The "snuff" list consists of just 18 domains.