Currently, Mozilla is testing a new VPN service for the Firefox browser that can help to protect users’ privacy when surfing around on public Wi-Fi. This decision will give Mozilla a little financial independence.
This VPN service is now available as a beta version for desktop users only in the US starting Tuesday.
This service can protect users’ important information such as web addresses they have visited and financial information while using any public Wi-Fi.
Mozilla mentioned that this new service will also hide users’ IP addresses from third-party trackers around the web.
This new VPN service is currently free, but Mozilla mentioned that part of the test will be exploring possible pricing options. For the Mozilla previous VPN service, this company was offering $10 a month for this service.
Currently, as this new Mozilla’s decision is a part of this company’s recent privacy push, it could also offer the company some financial wiggle room.
This company is earning money mainly thought search-ad deals, in particular with Google, in which it’s paid for sending Firefox users’ search queries to Google.
Currently, Google shows ads next to any search results, and browser makers which include Mozilla will often get a cut of the proceeds. Mozilla will get paid more by creating a VPN for users which is another way to bring in money.