Google Public DNS and FUD

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Yesterday Google announced the release of Google Public DNS, the company’s free domain name resolution service (if you’re unfamiliar with DNS, it’s the system that translates the human-friendly google.com domain to the computer-friendly 74.125.53.100). This news came as a surprise to everyone, and has generated a ton of coverage by technology bloggers and journalists as a result. Unfortunately, lots of it is utter crap, and gets the story all wrong while instead propagating endless fear, uncertainty, and doubt.

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