Mozilla’s Free Firefox VPN? What is it?

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Many people know that VPNs can be used to unblock websites and to bypass geo-restrictions. What’s more, a good VPN service also safeguards your online privacy, yet a bad service will subject you to even more insecure online tracking. Sometimes it is difficult to know which VPN providers are trustworthy, but Mozilla wants to draw on Firefox’s anonymity to make people use its upcoming VPN. The Firefox Private Network VPN is now delivered as a free trial after a small pilot test. Mozilla has however developed some free VPN restrictions.

A VPN is a crypted gateway for all the web traffic, or virtual private network. To an outside outsider such as the ISP, it seems that, instead of Google and Facebook or whatever pages you visit, you are simply sending a great deal of web traffic to a VPN. The VPN sees your entire online activity on the other hand. Many shady free VPNs use it to collect user data and then use it for marketing purposes. Typically, you may want to stop using free VPNs for this reason, but Mozilla’s this product is a bit different.

The VPN running is pricey, so some limits are imposed on the free VPN stage. It only works in the Firefox browser instead of on the device. Furthermore, you get only 12 hours per month of VPN connectivity. That is the only way to try Firefox’s VPN right now — in your browser you will need a Firefox account and Firefox Private Network extension.

Firefox is soon introducing a premium VPN rate for $4.99 a month. This makes the first service that Firefox sells directly to consumers is Firefox Private Network. For Windows 10, Android, iOS, and more systems, Firefox Private Network offers system-level VPN connections. Windows 10 is the only one ready for launch, though. In more than 30 countries Mozilla has servers, and your VPN access is not constrained in terms of time. Five simultaneous computer links are only allowed, however.

The Company also undertakes to operate the VPN according to its longstanding promise of personal data. It means that it won’t be traffic tracking or marketing data to third parties. Once Mozilla releases the new Firefox private network program, you can register to be alerted. Mozilla seems like a safe bet when you’re confused about who to trust in the VPN universe.