Re Cloudflare VPN, it's anticompetitive to run a VPN when you control so much HTTP traffic that you can and have made other VPNs painful to use for years (eg blocking Tor)
@joeyh That's why they do it. Unlike the last century, they can get away with it.
@joeyh And it has not become clearer how they pay that frckn thing. No company that's somewhat interested in doing well will subsidize sth. like a free VPN with their real money makers.They either collect a good amount of Data or they don't know how to do busines
1. A freemium model they will introduce later.
2. Using the free VPN as a testbed for a later enterprise VPN offering.
3. Having end-users on their VPN makes sites on their CDN faster for them, which helps them sell CDN services.
@joeyh it’s unclear to me what even a cloudflare vpn would do.
Why do we care about tunneling traffic into their latest PoP? That’s essentially just masking data from the last mile isp