Mozilla looks ready to roll out its recently launched beta VPN, Firefox Private Network, and now will be known henceforth at Mozilla VPN.
Mozilla says “The VPN will exit Beta phase in the next few weeks, move out of the Firefox Private Network brand, and become a stand-alone product, Mozilla VPN, to serve a larger audience.” We can speculate that the branding change is due to serving “a larger audience” which includes those who do not currently use the Firefox browser.
“We know that we are on the right path to building a VPN that makes your online experience safer and easier to manage,” the blog post states. “We are confident to keep making the right decisions guided by our Data Privacy Principles. This means that we are actively forgoing additional profits by committing to never track your browsing activities and avoiding any third party in-app data analytics platform.”
Using Mozilla VPN on FireFox
Look for the Private Network icon in your Firefox toolbar.
Select the icon and you’ll be asked to sign in with a Firefox account. If you don’t already have a Firefox account, you can also create one by clicking Continue.
Once you’re signed in, you’ll receive 12 passes a month of Mozilla VPN, each valid for one hour. To claim a pass, simply turn Private Network on. Use Firefox as usual, and your browsing will be encrypted and sent through a proxy service provided by our trusted partner Cloudflare. Passes expire after one hour, even if you turn Private Network off. You’ll receive 12 new passes at the beginning of each month.
When Private Network is off, your Firefox activity will route directly to your Internet connection. It will not be sent through Private Network’s service.
The Mozilla VPN Firefox Browser add-on is free and protects what you do in the browser for up to 12 hours a month.
The full device VPN allows you to choose from 30+ countries, connect up to 5 devices from platforms such as Windows, iOS, Android with Linux and macOS available soon, with a subscription that costs $4.99/month.