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Mozilla now offers its own VPN

Mozilla is bringing out a VPN. (Source: Mozilla)
Mozilla is bringing out a VPN. (Source: Mozilla)
Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, has announced that it is also stepping into the virtual private network (VPN) arena. This new product apparently has over 280 servers in over 30 different countries, and has a no-logging or -tracking policy. However, it will be available in only 6 countries on its launch.

VPNs are heavily marketed as a way to mask one's internet activities. They are supplied by many different companies, one of the latest of which is Mozilla. This company, which may be best known for the Firefox browser, asserts that it is getting into this new market to afford new levels of protections for the privacy of its user-base.

This new product is touted to have a no-logging, no-tracking policy - as, indeed, are the vast majority of consumer-grade VPNs out there. Mozilla also notes that its "global network" of servers will be powered by the company Mullvad, an older company in the same business that claims to be so concerned with user privacy it offers customers the option of paying them in cash-filled envelopes that then have their non-money moieties destroyed.

The Mozilla VPN will also be based on protocols by WireGuard, a "state-of-the-art" VPN tunnel and feature "device-level encryption". Its price has been set at US$4.99 per month, although it is only available in US, the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore or Malaysia at present. The company has provided a waitlist for interested consumers of other nationalities, however.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-07-24 (Update: 2020-07-25)