Intra Gives Older Versions of Android Important DNS Protections

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Thanks to a push over the last few years, led by Google and others, encrypted HTTPS connections protect more data than ever as it passes between web servers and browsers. But another fundamental component of web browsing too often remains unencrypted: the Domain Name System connections that act as the address lookups of the internet.

In Android 9, also known as Android Pie, Google has added a feature called Private DNS to start encrypting DNS on mobile. But for all the Android devices that won’t get an OS upgrade for awhile—or ever—the Alphabet subsidiary Jigsaw is releasing a free mobile app called Intra that can offer that additional layer of web protection to billions of mobile browsers around the


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