Privacy in today’s day and age isn’t too far from being a myth. VPNs or Virtual Private Networks are now gaining momentum as they help users mask their location and browse on a secure private network. Mozilla, the organization behind the Firefox browser, has now launched its own VPN service that is currently available on Windows 10, Chromebooks and Android. If you’re using an iPhone, the iOS app is said to come soon.
The service is currently in beta and is only available in the United States. Also, you’ll need an invite to sign up and be able to use the app currently. The service costs $4.99 a month and comes with the ability to use up to 5 devices simultaneously. Mozilla says this is a limited-time beta pricing and prices will increase eventually.
In terms of coverage, you can choose amongst more than 30 countries. Also, there are no bandwidth restrictions on uploads and downloads.
The VPN built by Firefox and runs on servers powered by Mullvad that claims to not keep activity logs of any kind. The VPN follows a new WireGuard protocol that “utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography” and is said to be simpler and perform better than IPsec and OpenVPN protocols You can read more about the WireGuard protocol here.
Also, this isn’t the first time we’re seeing a VPN from Mozilla. Last year, the company rolled out a VPN baked in its browser that was also available for users in the United States.
As far as availability of the VPN app is concerned, Mozilla claims its working on bringing the VPN service to more countries. Not only that, Mozilla is also working on making the VPN service available for iOS, Mac and Linux users. Unfortunately, they haven’t shared a timeframe regarding the same.