Mozilla is testing a new VPN. It is possible that it will go to the browser

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Wednesday, 11 September 2019 12:56, Written by Mateusz Ponikowski

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The creators do not reveal their plans.

At the beginning of 2019, Mozilla withdrew its Test Pilot action – a small part of the solutions tested by the manufacturer appeared in the Firefox browser. It turns out that this time developers are back in the fight for user privacy. The latest Mozilla blog post reveals that the company is working on a proprietary VPN allowing you to connect to the network more securely and surf the internet.

The new Test Pilot range changes the manufacturer's pre-established policy. This time, the functions that will be put into the hands of testers do not have to be directly related to Firefox. This applies to both products and services. It can therefore be assumed that the new Test Pilot is nothing more than beta-tests conducted with the help of users alone.

The first novelty that will go to the mentioned Test Pilot is the VPN service. Mozilla, like other browser developers, is pushing for measures aimed at protect user privacy when using the network. Recently, developers have offered everyone the ability to block third-party tracking and the Enhanced Protection feature.

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Firefox Private Network is a functionality that goes beyond protection while surfing the web. Mozilla wants to protect users with a VPN when using public Wi-Fi networks. The browser extension is to connect to the appropriate servers – the entire process can be controlled using a simple switch.

A browser built-in VPN is nothing new. This type of solution is already found in Opera. It is currently unknown whether Firefox Private Network will appear after testing in the stable version of the program. The functionality is currently being tested in the United States. However, it seems that Mozilla is interested in implementing this type of solution on a larger scale.

You will have to wait a little longer for this moment.

Source: Mozilla