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Mozilla testing Firefox with integrated VPN in the US

Posted on Thursday, September 12 2019 @ 10:55:07 CEST by


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Mozilla announced a new Test Pilot Program to test Firefox Private Network, a beta version of an integrated VPN service for Firefox. Details on the Test Pilot Program and how to participate can be found over here, but unfortunately it's exclusively for US-based users.
Key features of Firefox Private Network are:

  • Protection when in public WiFi access points – Whether you are waiting at your doctor’s office, the airport or working from your favorite coffee shop, your connection to the internet is protected when you use the Firefox browser thanks to a secure tunnel to the web, protecting all your sensitive information like the web addresses you visit, personal and financial information.
  • Internet Protocol (IP) addresses are hidden so it’s harder to track you – Your IP address is like a home address for your computer. One of the reasons why you may want to keep it hidden is to keep advertising networks from tracking your browsing history. Firefox Private Network will mask your IP address providing protection from third party trackers around the web.
  • Toggle the switch on at any time. By clicking in the browser extension, you will find an on/off toggle that shows you whether you are currently protected, which you can turn on at anytime if you’d like additional privacy protection, or off if not needed at that moment.
  • It seems Mozilla is making a lot of effort to boost the privacy offered by its browser. Yesterday I already wrote about DNS-over-HTTPS, another upcoming Firefox feature that will make it harder for others to snoop on your browsing habits.



     



     

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