Mozilla’s standalone Firefox VPN service has entered beta and is available for Windows, Android and Chromebooks.
Mozilla has emerged as one of the staunchest privacy advocates in corporate America, coming out in favor of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), vowing to extend its protections to all Firefox users. Similarly, Mozilla extended the protections offered by the EU’s GDPR to all users as well.
Given its strong focus on privacy, it’s not surprising Mozilla has opted to offer VPN software. VPNs are critical components for journalists and political dissidents around the world, not to mention corporate use and anyone concerned with privacy.
Mozilla is offering two varieties: one as a free browser extension and the other as a standalone service for $4.99/mo. The latter is what is now available in beta. Mozilla touts servers in 30+ countries and no browser or network monitoring or logging. The service can be used on five devices under a single account.
The beta is currently available for Windows 10, Android and Chromebooks, with macOS, iOS and Linux coming soon.