April Fool’s jokes, although meant to be uplifting, can sometimes be harrowing. The case with Cloudflare’s DNS service – “1.1.1.1” – for consumers, which was released on April 1 of this year, was, however, different. It came as a pleasant surprise, especially because of the ease of use, but also because it was free.

Now, Cloudflare is extending its umbrella of kindness to mobile users and has recently made the service available for smartphones, with user-friendly apps on both Android and iOS. More importantly, these apps are free to install and use and you wouldn’t see any ads ruining your experience.

CloudFlare 1.1.1.1 - A Free & Simple Solution to India's Wussy Porn Ban
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Arguably, the most useful features of using Cloudflare’s DNS resolver 1.1.1.1 are privacy and speed. The service prevents unwarranted snooping and reduces the response time (or ping duration, as we know it commonly).

But a greater objective that DNS services like Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 serve is their ability to bypass online censorship rules in a country. In the case of India, the DNS resolver app can come handy for bypassing the porn ban, which is weak to say the least.

The solution is apparently more effective than using VPNs because it not only bypasses the namesake ban on popular porn sites in India, it also eliminates the delay that VPN apps typically add. Since there are no laws preventing anyone from watching porn in India, you can use the DNS resolver even though it does not encrypt data as most VPNs do.

Of course, we had to┬átest the app for ‘research purposes’, and it works on both iOS and Android, as you can see in the screenshots below:

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You can head over and download Cloudflare app on Android (free) and iOS (free), even if you’re not using it to watch porn in India.

You can also try using a similar app called “Intra” by Google’s Jigsaw, which does basically the same thing as Cloudflare and is also available for free.

We’d love to hear how you rebel against forces of censorship to make the internet a better place, so tell us about your experience in the comments below.

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    • The government is trying to shrug off responsibility of actually talking about sexuality. Maybe because people themselves are not ready.

      But the thing we’re trying to address is that thinking porn leads to rape is immature. Desperation and not understanding consent (and thus seeing sexuality as something intimate, spiritual, or close to heart) is what leads to rape.

      yes, porn has its own perils. Porn which involves violence shows a bad picture. But as humans – the only organisms with an active conscience, we have the liberty to differentiate between knowing what does and does not hurt your partner, and that insight becomes more important when you’re hurting a stranger for your benefit and pleasure.

    • If they had, they would. But government agencies are juvenile that ways. Moreover, the intent seems to be just making news about and not actually caring about an effective ban.

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