Mozilla to launch a paid version of Firefox in October


Mozilla’s set to launch a premium version of its revered Firefox browser this fall. In an interview with German media outlet T3N, the company’s CEO, Chris Beard, said that it’s aiming to launch the new version by October, with features like a VPN and secure cloud storage.

The company’s already experimented with a VPN service by partnering up with ProtonVPN and offering a $10 subscription. Now, the company’s thinking of offering some amount of free VPN bandwidth to get you started, and then charge a premium for metered access in the form of a monthly subscription.

Beard specified that there’s no plan to charge users for current features that are free.

There’s no word on pricing just as of now, but a privacy-focused premium version of Firefox sounds like an enticing offering, at a time when it’s hard to avoid being tracked on your digital devices, and when data leaks are rife.