Built-in VPN coming to Firefox

Bradley Prior

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Built-in VPN coming to Firefox

Mozilla has announced a new extension for its Firefox browser named Private Network, which allows users to easily connect to a VPN without a third-party application.

The service uses a proxy server provided by Cloudflare and requires users to sign in to their Firefox account in order to connect.
 

makemydayplz

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This extension is currently available to US desktop users only.
Protect yourself from the hidden costs of free Wi-Fi
If a Wi-Fi connection is free and open to you, it’s also free and open to hackers. Firefox Private Network is a desktop extension that helps secure and protect your connection everywhere you use Firefox. Try it free during our beta trial.
This extension is currently available to US desktop users only.

Encrypt the personal data you send online
Private Network encrypts the web addresses you visit and the data you send to websites. This helps keep passwords, emails, and credit card numbers safe from hackers.

Limit what websites and advertisers know about you
The ads and prices you see online are often based on your location. Private Network hides your location from websites and ad trackers, making it tougher for them to target you.
How it works
Get started by adding the Private Network extension to Firefox for desktop and sign in with your Firefox account.
Firefox Private Network is on
Use Firefox as usual, and your online activity will be encrypted and sent through a proxy service provided by our partner Cloudflare.
Firefox Private Network needs your attention
Select the icon, and you’ll see a message letting you know if there is a problem with your connection or reminding you to log in.
Firefox Private Network is off
Your Firefox activity will route directly to the network you are connected to and will not be encrypted or sent through the Private Network proxy service.





More about Firefox Private Network

Routes and encrypts your Firefox connection through a secure server
The Firefox Private Network proxy server is provided by our partner Cloudflare. Their strong privacy controls limit what data they collect and how long they keep it.

Use on any desktop device running Firefox
If your Firefox account is set to sync add-ons, you’ll see the Private Network icon appear in all your toolbars. To enable, just sign in there.

An extension that works with your Firefox account
To enable Private Network, connect to your existing Firefox account or create a new one. No longer want to use it? Like any extension, it’s easy to remove at any time.

Available free for a limited time in the US only
This Private Network beta release is currently free and available to Firefox for desktop users in the United States.
 

Thor

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So a proxy - this is a good start.

VPNs in SA are slow, because the content is never local.
 

SoldierMan

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So does this mean that pirates (no not me) can surf the high seas without worrying about getting caught, or am I understanding this wrong? Because you usually have to pay for such a feature.
 

Chris_the_Brit

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Built-in VPN coming to Firefox

Mozilla has announced a new extension for its Firefox browser named Private Network, which allows users to easily connect to a VPN without a third-party application.

The service uses a proxy server provided by Cloudflare and requires users to sign in to their Firefox account in order to connect.
As happy as a kid in a candy store! :p

This is a truly great addition.
 
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