Wouldn’t it be great if you could speed up every single website you visit without paying a dime? Every time you go to a website, your computer or smartphone first has to look up how to get to get there – just like we used to have to look up people’s numbers in the phone book. The service we all use is the Domain Name System (DNS), and by default, your DNS provider is probably not very fast. 

Today, John Graham-Cumming (the CTO of Cloudflare) will carefully explain how this works and why his company’s DNS service is so much faster than the default one you’re probably all using. Furthermore, Cloudflare’s service will keep your web surfing habits totally private – something your default service is almost surely NOT doing.

John Graham-Cumming, CTO of Cloudflare, is a computer programmer and author. He studied mathematics and computation at Oxford and stayed for a doctorate in computer security. As a programmer he has worked in Silicon Valley and New York, the UK, Germany, and France. His open source POPFile program won a Jolt Productivity Award in 2004. John is the author of a travel book for scientists published in 2009 called The Geek Atlas and has written articles for The Times, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, New Scientist and other publications.

For Further Insight:
Website: jgc.org
Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jgrahamc

Cloudflare’s DNS service
Steve Gibson’s DNS Benchmarking tool: https://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm
DNS Perf speed check: https://www.dnsperf.com/ 

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Carey Parker began programming computers in middle school when personal computers were just starting to become popular. For years, these twin interests percolated until he attended Purdue University and he learned you could get paid to do this stuff – it was called Electrical Engineering! After obtaining a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in EE, Carey wrote software for multiple companies, large and small. In recent years, particularly after the Edward Snowden revelations in 2013, he became deeply concerned about computer security and privacy. In 2014, he combined his passion for computers, cybersecurity and fantasy novels with the long-time desire to write the book: Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons.