Mozilla is clearly ablution its Firefox Clandestine Network VPN account for desktop users in the US.

The VPN service, currently in beta, is part of a pilot agreement to test-drive new, privacy-centric articles from the Firefox maker. It will be accessible as a abstracted browser add-on.

“The Firefox Clandestine Network is an addendum which provides a secure, encrypted path to the web to assure your affiliation and your claimed advice anywhere and everywhere you use your Firefox browser,” Mozilla said.

The VPN currently works only on desktops, but is accepted to be accessible on mobile platforms as well once it exits beta.

Firefox VPN operates just like any other VPN service. It will encrypt all your web cartage through a accumulating of remote proxy servers, thereby anonymizing your true area and attention your data from prying eyes. Using a VPN, however, will neither keep your browsing habits bearding nor will it add an added layer of security.

To meet those anonymity and aegis requirements, you should switch to Tor browser, and ensure you’re always abutting to websites using HTTPS as against to HTTP.

Mozilla‘s proxy servers are provided by web basement and aegis aggregation Cloudflare, citing its “strong aloofness controls” that limit data accumulating and retention.

Although the account is free during the beta phase, it’s accepted to be the company’s first paid alms since CEO Chris Beard accepted the company’s plans for a exceptional adaptation of Firefox back in June.

It’s worth noting here that Opera offers a agnate congenital free VPN account that lets users switch to a altered bounded area to route their web traffic. But you may want to accede paying for a VPN, as a free model will almost absolutely rely on accession data on your habits to offset the cost.

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