TEKNOKU.me – Mozilla announced a new service, namely free Virtual Private Network (VPN) called Firefox Private Network. This VPN is claimed to be safer and will protect web browsing with encryption.
This VPN is based on the Firefox browser, meaning that “protected” VPN activities are only accessed through that browser. Users can use it when accessing Firefox with a public WiFi connection or when they don’t want to be stalked by ad trackers.
Firefox Private Network is still in beta. It can already be tried, but it is still limited to Firefox users in the US only. To get a Firefox VPN, users must first log in to their Firefox account.
Firefox Private Network can be downloaded via the official page. Once installed, a small icon will appear on the toolbar that can be used to activate and deactivate the VPN.
Mozilla Firefox Private Network (The Verge) new VPN The Verge reports, download speeds are reduced by 17 Mbps when VPN is activated.
VPN will change the user’s IP address so that it can hide it from third parties who want to track user activity.
However, the IP address is only moved to an area close to the original address. So, local ads are still likely to infiltrate. If you want to browse with a distant address or a different country, users are advised to use other VPN services.
Mozilla said Firefox Private Network will be free for a certain time only. As such, Mozilla will charge fees for using this service going forward.
Mozilla seems to really want to be serious about the VPN service business. Mozilla CEO, Chris Beard, recently said he wanted to offer a paid subscription service for “premium” features which are still a secret in October.
Chances are, one of the features in question is the Firefox Private Network service.