Browser users will receive additional protection when using public networks.
The purpose of Firefox Private Network (the company itself prefers not to use the term VPN) is to protect traffic when the computer is connected to a public Wi-Fi point. It also allows you to hide the geolocation and IP address, which become inaccessible to advertisers. To do this, the extension encrypts traffic using the services of the servers of the popular Cloudflare website protection service.
The developers especially note the ease of installation and use of the service. To get started, just install the appropriate extension, and the ability to quickly turn it on and off appears thanks to a special switch available by clicking on the icon of this extension.
So far, only US residents can install the new Firefox extension. But it is stated that in the future, users from other countries will also be able to participate in testing. The timing of this event has not yet been announced, but most likely, the wait will not be very long.
Also, the extension is currently only available for the desktop version of the browser. But in the future, when testing is over and a stable release appears, Mozilla promises to introduce extensions for mobile versions as well.
Testing is completely free, but over time, a certain amount will be charged for the use of VPN, the amount of which is still unknown. It will be one of the first products to be distributed by subscription as part of the Premium versions of Firefox. This will allow Mozilla to get an additional source of income. Today, the company generates about 90% of revenue from partnership agreements with Google, setting this search engine as the default one.