Mozilla introduced today Mozilla VPN, a product that not only aims to protect its users, but also to earn some revenue at a time when it needs it.
VPNs have gained in popularity in recent years because of the additional protections they provide to Internet users. Using a VPN means that our data passes through the owner’s private network, making it impossible to track the sites we visit, for example.
That Mozilla was developing its own VPN was well known, as part of one of the organization’s plans to make money. Now, after a trial period, it has decided to open it up to users in the United States.
Mozilla’s VPN will protect us
Mozilla VPN consists of servers installed in 30 different countries, through which our connection passes; this way, the pages we visit will believe we are from the country where the server is.
It is a technique used to bypass some limitations, such as pages or content that are only accessible from a certain country; although services like Netflix don’t usually like that, since it allows you to watch movies and series that are not licensed in our country. Lately it has also become more important thanks toteleworking.
Using an app, we can change the country through which we want to pass our traffic, as well as activate and deactivate the VPN whenever we want; for example, we can use it to navigate normally most of the time, and activate it when we really need it.
Mozilla promises that communications are private, as well as fast; we’ll be able to connect up to five devices at the same time with the same connection. At the moment, it’s compatible with Windows 10, Android, iOS and ChromeOS, but versions for Mac and Linux are expected to follow.
Is this the future of Mozilla?
The Mozilla service costs $4.99 a month, at least on a limited basis, and the price may well go up in the future. At the moment, Mozilla VPN is only available in the USA, but if we want, we can already sign up for the waiting list in the rest of the world.
If we access the waiting list page, we can enter our e-mail address, the country we live in, and the devices we want to use the VPN on. Mozilla will only contact us when the service is available in our country.