Mozilla just announced that soon an experiment would soon be held in which a small group of Firefox users will be made to see an ad to purchase a subscription in order to protect their VPN, as reported by ZDNet.
Mozilla said in a blog post that it had picked ProtonVPN for the partnership by taking the factors like transparency and data retention policies into consideration.
In the starting of 24th October, the ad will be shown for select selecting the US-based Firefox users who have been using the most recent version (Firefox 62) on their devices. If eligible and browsing on an unsafe network, an ad will be shown to you in the top right corner of the Firefox window that appears asking to click through to a signup page.
ProtonVPN’s services are being offered by Mozilla for $10 a month, which is almost similar to buying the package directly through ProtonVPN. But, the mainstream of the revenue from ProtonVPN subscriptions that are routed through Mozilla will move to Mozilla straight away.
Both of the companies are banking that people will have proper determination towards paying some more in order to bolster their “shared goal of making the internet a safer place.” The partnership is positive and helpful, it really makes sense, but it is an ultimate advertisement for a subscription service that is more likely to be built into a browser.
However, it’s also not the first incursion of Mozilla with baking monetized content into Firefox. New tabs let you see recommended articles from Pocket, and those articles are often sponsored. If the program proves to be successful, then the ProtonVPN says it could expand to all of Mozilla’s users which is approximately more than 300 million.
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