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Mozilla VPN leaves beta for Windows and Android

We reported back in February on Mozilla’s beta test of its new VPN app. The app grew out of Mozilla’s Firefox Private Network browser extension and was launched into beta under that name. However, as we reported at the end of June, Mozilla announced that the VPN app would be moved out from under the Firefox Private Network name upon full launch. The company also indicated that the full launch would come soon.

Sure enough, Mozilla has now published a blogpost introducing the new Mozilla VPN priced at $5 a month for five devices. The app is available for both Windows 10 and Android devices, but the iOS version will remain in beta for now. The FAQ also states that Mac and Linux clients are on the way. The app is currently available only in the US, the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, and Malaysia, but you can join the waitlist if you live outside these countries or have devices running operating systems not currently supported.

Mozilla asserts that you can trust it with your data because of its pledge to adhere to its five data privacy principles, which stem from the company’s Pledge for a Healthy Internet. Mozilla additionally touts the speed afforded by the WireGuard encryption protocol utilized by its VPN. WireGuard has around 4,000 lines of code, as opposed to OpenVPN’s 400,000, which means WireGuard should be significantly faster and easier to audit. The Mozilla VPN is also powered by Mullvad.net, which is PrivacyTools‘ top recommended VPN and recently released its own mobile clients into early access on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

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Nathan Wasson

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