Mozilla is testing its own VPN service in Firefox

Mozilla has announced that it will be providing a VPN service for its Firefox browser to a select number of its users.

Said users will now be able to buy a virtual private network (VPN) from Firefox itself to provide online privacy.

“Across numerous studies we’ve consistently heard from our users that they want Firefox to protect their privacy on public networks,” the company explained in a blog post.

A VPN, as described by Mozilla, is “an online service and a piece of software that work together to secure your internet connection against monitoring and eavesdropping”.

The service will run as an experiment at first, where a “small, random group of US-based Firefox users will be presented with an offer to purchase a monthly subscription to a VPN service that’s been vetted and approved by Mozilla”.

The subscription will cost US$10 a month.

The company also noted that, after a long study of VPN providers, it settled on Swiss-based ProtonVPN.

“ProtonVPN has a strict privacy policy and does not log any data about your usage of their service. As a company they have a track record of fighting for online privacy and they share our dedication to internet safety and security,” Mozilla explained.

Feature image: Mozilla

Shereesa Moodley


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