Mozilla is exploring the world of VPN as Opera has already launched their free VPN services. The company has partnered with Mullvad for the encrypted internet traffic services which is in beta now. It provides a better competition to Opera and Chrome, the latter of which may launch their own virtual private network service in the near future.
Compared to the last decade, the new decade begins with lots of geo-restrictions around the globe. Initially, it all started with torrents as their websites were blocked and didn’t allow users to download content even if it was legally allowed. With VPN service, you will have the freedom to switch between different countries so as to access the content provided as well as mask your real identity to avoid legal issues.
The massive popularity of VPNs had led to browsers adopting them as a built-in feature. Opera’s free VPN however doesn’t work as advertised according to users because the connection is too slow and it doesn’t protect your privacy as it should. The new Mozilla service will make use of its Mullvad partnership combined with WireGuard in order to secure the connection, providing complete anonymity for their users.
Being a paid VPN service has its own benefits as Mozilla will be able to provide premium experience for its Firefox users. It will cost $4.99 per month according to the company’s announcement and for now, the service is available only in beta that you can receive through an internal invitation. The beta version of the Firefox Private Network will be available for users in USA and will be launched in more countries in the following months.
Mozilla will offer 30+ countries where the servers will be located and more than 100 servers for users to connect to. The VPN service will work on Windows 10, iOS, Android, Mac and Linux but some of the platforms will not be supported initially but will be rolled out later on.