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Firefox Users: Beta VPN Service (Desktop Extension)
« on: September 12, 2019, 10:02:17 am »
Mozilla has officially launched a new privacy-focused VPN service, called Firefox Private Network, as a browser extension that aims to encrypt your online activity and limit what websites and advertisers know about you.

Firefox Private Network service is currently in beta and available only to desktop users in the United States as part of Mozilla's recently expunged "Firefox Test Pilot" program that lets users try out new experimental features before they were officially released.

The Firefox Test Pilot program was first launched by the company three years ago but was shut down in January this year. The company now decided to bring the program back but with some changes.

For now, if you have a Firefox account and reside in the United States, you can test the Firefox VPN service for free by signing up on the Firefox Private Network website: https://private-network.firefox.com/

It's working fine here, in His Majesty's former rebel colony...  8)

My IP Address Is:
Details for 2a09:bac0:66::82d:2f1d
IP:   2a09:bac0:66::82d:2f1d
Expanded IP:   2a09:bac0:0066:0000:0000:0000:082d:2f1d
Hostname:   2a09:bac0:66::82d:2f1d
ASN:   13335
ISP:   Cloudflare
Organization:   Cloudflare
Services:   None detected
Type:   Corporate
Assignment:   Likely Static IP
Continent:   North America
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Latitude:   37.751  (37 45′ 3.60″ N)
Longitude:   -97.822  (97 49′ 19.20″ W)
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13335   | 8.45.47.4        | CLOUDFLARENET - Cloudflare, Inc., US

« Last Edit: September 12, 2019, 10:47:10 am by VinDSL, Reason: Addendum »

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Re: Firefox Users: Beta VPN Service (Desktop Extension)
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2019, 02:58:05 pm »
Well that's a bugger, I wannit :(
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Re: Firefox Users: Beta VPN Service (Desktop Extension)
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2019, 03:25:39 pm »
Isn't this more of a proxy than VPN ?
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Re: Firefox Users: Beta VPN Service (Desktop Extension)
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2019, 11:40:21 pm »
Isn't this more of a proxy than VPN ?

True, but...

DoT & DoH deployment is baked into Fx, so the proxy isn't riding bareback, right?  ;)