Mozilla’s privacy services might be more appealing if you were on the fence before. Company now offers are virtual private network (VPN) and Firefox Relay Premium together in a bundle of $7 per month when you pay for an annual subscription. Since the VPN normally costs $5 per month (on a comparable annual basis), it could be a solid choice if you want more than just the basics.
The VPN secures traffic for up to five devices, with servers in over 30 countries, no logging, and benefits like “multi-hop” access that uses more than one server to further protect your connection. Firefox Relay can be intriguing though. You get both email aliases to hide your real accounts and phone number masking to keep your numbers from reaching spammers and hackers. You may not need to worry too much that signing up for a service will eventually lead to an invasion of privacy.
Firefox Relay is not necessary for everyone. Email sizes are still limited to 10 MB and you’ll want a Chrome extension if you don’t use the Firefox browser. We would add that some privacy services may represent better values depending on what you are looking for. Apple offers email aliases and connection relays if you’re part of its ecosystem, while Google bundles its VPN with cloud storage and other perks. However, at this price point, Mozilla’s services can be viable if you want to stay more cross-platform.
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