Would you pay to use a web browser? In Mozilla, they think so and have announced the launch of a premium subscription service that will offer all the advantages of Firefox but also include additional services natively.
That offer will include both access to a VPN to protect our browsing sessions and a secure cloud storage service. The offer will be focused on privacy, but calm: the Firefox will always remain free and free, and this offer simply goes a little further with those services that give access to extra security and privacy solutions.
An interesting option for Firefox users
Those responsible for Mozilla have already launched a project to combine Firefox with the ProtonVPN service, and it seems that this experiment has encouraged them to make a singular decision in this area.
In an interview with German media T3, Mozilla CEO Chris Beard explained that this test was important for the future of Mozilla. “We plan to be here in the long term, to do that with confidence we also need to have different sources of income .”
For Mozilla, these sources of income are focused on searches (90% of their income comes from this area), the content -they talked about Pocket and how they have sponsored content- and a third way they were working and that for example, it would focus “on something like a secure storage solution”.
But Beard highlighted the VPN service above all. “We can know if you are on a public Wi-Fi network and when you are going to connect to your bank, it will notify you and say ‘Wow, you should use a VPN'”. That’s where Firefox Premium could solve the needs of users by integrating a VPN service natively in the browser and that works transparently.
This service will appear in the fall, but Beard wanted to clarify that Firefox will continue as usual. “I want to make it clear that there is no plan to charge money for things that are now free, we will launch a subscription service and offer a Premium level, the plan is to launch the first [of those services] this year, in the fall. objective is October. ”
Via | The Next Web