Mozilla officially launches its Firefox Private Network VPN service for desktop users in the US.
The VPN service, which is currently in beta, is part of a pilot to test new, privacy-driven products from Firefox manufacturers. It will be available as a separate browser add-on.
"The Firefox Private Network is an extension that provides a secure, encrypted path to the Web to protect your connection and personal information wherever and wherever you use your Firefox browser. "Mozilla said.
The VPN currently works only on desktops, but is expected to be available on mobile platforms as soon as it finishes beta.
Firefox VPN works like any other VPN service, encrypting all your web traffic a collection of remote proxy servers, thereby anonymizing your true location and protecting your data from prying eyes.
Mozilla's proxy servers are hosted by web infrastructure and security company Cloudflare Although the service is free during the beta period, it is expected that it will The company's first paid offer has been since CEO Chris Beard confirmed the company's plans for a premium version of Firefox back in June]. Note that Opera offers a similar built-in free VPN service with the user moving to another one geographic location to redirect their web traffic However, you may consider paying for a VPN as a free model will almost certainly require data about your habits to make up for the cost.
Mozilla earns mainly with Google as the default search engine in Firefox. However, Cambridge Analytica's privacy climate has encouraged the company to look for a variety of revenue models, including managing a limited partnership with ProtonVPN and introducing privacy-related tools and products.