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Mozilla VPN goes cross-platform with Mac and Linux

You can now use your PC, laptop, phone and your tablet to connect to Mozilla's capable VPN service

| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 14:18 IST
Mozilla has been running in beta as Firefox Private Network.
Mozilla has been running in beta as Firefox Private Network. (Mozilla)

Mozilla, maker of the open-source and privacy-friendly Firefox browser also runs its own premium VPN service which it launched last year. The service was originally only available on Windows and Android, two of the most popular operating systems in the world.

However, that is set to change with Mozilla announcing on Tuesday that they were rolling out support for both macOS and Linux clients. With this, Mozilla VPN now supports most modern computers available today along with more modern, effective protocols like Wireguard, assuming you live in the countries it has currently launched in.

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Mozilla has partnered with Mullvad VPN to provide the service - the latter is widely considered one of the most privacy-friendly VPN services out there. It also explains why it costs $5 a month which is more than other services on the market, but you do get to bring 5 devices with you onto the VPN service. The service also has a strict no-logs policy.

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Users in India will have to wait until Mozilla launches the service officially here, and it remains to be seen whether the pricing will be adjusted once it does. Currently, the service is available in the US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Malaysia, and Singapore. Traditionally, services like Google, Netflix, Spotify, and Apple's iCloud have all set their prices lower in the country, partly due to competition and also keeping spending capacity in mind.

However, when the service does launch here, users will have access to 280 servers in over 30 countries and up to five devices including computers, phones, and tablets. The service does not have any bandwidth restrictions and also advertises that it does not track your activity, although as with all VPNs, there's really no way to prove that. It's a good thing that Mozilla is a household name when it comes to protecting its users' privacy.

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First Published Date: 13 Jan, 16:23 IST