Last week, Mozilla launched its new browser Firefox version 69 that was majorly aimed at tightening privacy while surfing the web. The latest version of Firefox (version 69) now included new measures to block third-party tracking cookies and crypto mining.
Now in the latest announcements from the company, Mozilla has launched a VPN service in its Test Pilot Program. Firefox new service codenamed Firefox Private Network – which is a VPN, but Firefox has found a fancy way of naming it.
“The Firefox Private Network is an extension which provides a secure, encrypted path to the web to protect your connection and your personal information anywhere and everywhere you use your Firefox browser,” the company stated in a blog post.
However, do note that the VPN will only secure your connection when using the Firefox browser. So, for any activity outside Firefox, you are basically on your own here. But Firefox VPN will prove useful when browsing in Firefox on Public WIFI. The program is available starting today exclusively in the US via desktop. Besides, you will also have to sign in to your Firefox Account to try out the feature.
Key features of Firefox Private Network are:
- Protection when in public WiFi access points
- Internet Protocol (IP) addresses are hidden, so it’s harder to track you
- Toggle the switch on at any time.
Here are the steps of joining the program
- Sign in to your Firefox Account
- Install the Firefox Private Network from here
- Tap on the new icon that shows up in Firefox then toggle the ON button to switch on the VPN.