Mozilla pilots its VPN service for Firefox desktop users in the US

Mozilla pilots its VPN service for Firefox desktop users in the US

Mozilla yesterday announced that it is relaunching the Test Pilot program to test new features and services with Firefox users.

Firefox Private Network service is now in beta and available only to desktop users in the United States as part of Mozilla's recently expunged "Firefox Test Pilot" program that lets users try out new experimental features before they were officially released.

For those who don't know, Mozilla had previously scrapped the Test Pilot.

Firefox Private Network will mask your IP address providing protection from third party trackers around the web.

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Firefox Private Network also works the same way as any other VPN service.

Mozilla's proxy servers are provided by web infrastructure and security company Cloudflare, citing its "strong privacy controls" that limit data collection and retention. In fact, Mozilla hasn't even mentioned "VPN" even once. By clicking in the browser extension, you will find an on/off toggle that shows you whether you are now protected, which you can turn on at anytime if you'd like additional privacy protection, or off if not needed at that moment. But if everything goes right, hopefully, Mozilla will make it a native feature.

For now, if you have a Firefox account and reside in the United States, you can test the Firefox VPN service for free by signing up on the Firefox Private Network website.

The service is compatible with the latest version of the Firefox desktop browser on multiple platforms, and can be removed at any time once installed, just like a standard Firefox extension.

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