Firefox has announced a possible partnership with ProtonVPN, planning an experiment in the hopes of securing a future revenue stream. VPN is a popular tool which enables users to access the Internet via encrypted connections. This tool protects Internet users against monitoring and snooping at the ISP and government-level.
According to Firefox, its users have consistently asked for a solution to protect their privacy on public networks. This experiment will help.
ProtonVPN explains that it believes that its own vision of privacy and security aligns with that of Mozilla. The company says, “The Mozilla and ProtonVPN partnership is an experiment in finding new ways to keep Internet users safe while simultaneously ensuring that open source and non-profit software development gets the resources that it deserves.”
According to the announcement, Mozilla plans to start offering the ProtonVPN service for $10 a month to a small number of Firefox users with an ad on October 25. The ad will be displayed inside a doorhanger-type popup in the right corner of the Firefox browser when users are connected to an unsecure network.
Users who click on the ad will be redirected to a secure website to purchase ProtonVPN plan. Payments will be handled via Stripe and Recurly. ProtonVPN will be paid for the operating costs of the service and Mozilla will take rest of revenue from the VPN subscriptions. Though Firefox processes the subscription, users will still receive the exact same software and benefits with the subscription offered by ProtonVPN websites.
Why Mozilla Firefox choose ProtonVPN? That’s how Mozilla Firefox explained.
“Our team looked closely at a wide variety of factors, ranging from the design and implementation of each VPN service and its accompanying software, to the security of the vendor’s own network and internal systems,” said Chris More, Product Lead, Growth & Services at Mozilla. “We examined each vendors’ privacy and data retention policies to ensure they logged as little user data as possible,” More added. “And we considered numerous other factors, including local privacy laws, company track record, transparency, and quality of support.”
Mozilla didn’t say for how long this experiment will last, but it receives good feedback and positive reactions from its community after the announcement. Will you buy ProtonVPN on Firefox browser?
Published by Andrew Gonzalez & last updated on October 25, 2018 7:40 am