Keynote Talk at AFRICOMM 2020 on DNS Privacy

Nick Feamster
Noise Lab
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3 min readDec 4, 2020

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Professor Feamster gave a keynote to AFRICOMM 2020 today entitled “The Past, Present, and Future of DNS Privacy”.

The talk covered the research group’s work on DNS over the past five years, including:

  • The privacy risks associated with DNS, including the fact that DNS can be used to infer Web browsing behavior and even human activities in a smart home.
  • The recent and ongoing trends towards the encryption and centralization of DNS, in particular the increasing deployment of encrypted DNS in browsers…

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Nick Feamster
Noise Lab

Neubauer Professor of Computer Science, University of Chicago. The Internet, research, running, & life. https://people.cs.uchicago.edu/~feamster/