Firefox last fall launched the Firefox Private Network browser extension beta for free, a VPN extension that protects users in public WiFi access points, and hides the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Today, Firefox announced that is transitioning from a free beta to a paid subscription beta.
Firefox says that it will offer the Firefox Private Network browser extension for a limited time for $2.99/month. Users can connect up to three Firefox browsers at once using the same account.
Firefox also has a VPN that protects the full devices. It’s called Firefox Private Network, and it is only open for subscription in the US. The VPN has servers in more than 30 countries and users can connect up to 5 devices. It costs $2.99/month.
Firefox plans to expand the VPNs into other countries in the future. Users will have to pay for more privacy, but Firefox says there is always a cost associated with the network infrastructure required to run a secure proxy service.
VPNs pose a risk for fraud detection systems and ad tech tracking and targeting. Several online services like Netflix are currently blocking VPNs.