Mozilla launches VPN service to help protect your privacy

From CNET: Mozilla announced Wednesday that its virtual private network service is now available on Windows and Android devices. The release could give Mozilla, the maker of the Firefox web browser, a little financial independence.

The $4.99 monthly service will be available initially in the US, Canada, the UK, Singapore, Malaysia and New Zealand.

VPNs essentially act as an encrypted tunnel for transferring data on the internet, helping to protect sensitive information in transit. Originally developed as a tool of the business world, VPNs are used by a quarter of internet users for hiding online activity, bypassing internet censorship in countries without a free internet and avoiding geography-based restrictions on streaming services.

Mozilla, which has been beta testing the service for nearly a year, says the VPN service promises a faster browsing experience because of its leaner structure. The Mozilla VPN is based on WireGuard protocol's 4,000 lines of code, less than a third of the average VPN service provider.

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