Mozilla's plan to offer a Privacy Pack
Mozilla, maker of Firefox and other products, plans to offer a Privacy Pack later this year. Mozilla Privacy Pack combines the organization's products Firefox Relay, Firefox Monitor and Mozilla VPN into a single subscription-based product. Add-on tools and services are also planned.
Some of the products are free to use at the time of writing, but Mozilla revealed plans to increase the functionality of the products to make the bundle more attractive.
Sören Hentzschel, a blogger and Mozilla contributor from Germany, discovered mockups of Mozilla Privacy Packs. The mockups provide an overview but may differ from the final product when it is released. The price point, as displayed in the mockups, is between $9.99 and $12.99 per month. Mozilla VPN is available for $9.99 per month or $4.99 for the 12-month plan as a standalone product.
Firefox Relay, Mozilla's email forwarding service, and Firefox Monitor, the organization's data breach monitoring service, are both included in the package.
Mozilla Privacy Pack customers get enhanced versions of both products. Firefox Relay will support an unlimited number of email aliases, opposed to five email aliases of the free version of the product. Customers may also integrate custom domains in the product, but only as a subdomain of Mozilla's mozmail.com domain. Aliases would then be available in the form alias@<yourdomain>.mozmail.com.
Firefox Monitor removes the email address limit of the service. Mozilla Privacy Pack subscribers are not limited in the number of email addresses that they may add to the service. Another new feature is the "remove my data" form. Customers may order Mozilla to remove their data from websites using a new form. It is not entirely clear how this removal feature will work at this point.
Mozilla VPN, the third service that is part of the organization's Privacy Pack subscription service, does not come with extra features.
Hentzschel notes that the pack may include additional services and tools. Mozilla seems to be working on a mobile application to control all three services in a single interface. Customers may gain access to privacy guides.
Mozilla Privacy Pack is another commercial product by Mozilla. The organization launched Mozilla VPN some time ago in order to reduce its dependence on search engine deals.
Who is this for? Mozilla VPN customers who pay by the month may get a better deal out of the new offer. The enhanced Firefox Relay and Firefox Monitor functionality improves both services. It is unclear if the improved versions will also be available as standalone upgrades, or if they are exclusively available in the Privacy Pack.
All in all, it may be an attractive package for Firefox enthusiasts who are already using Mozilla VPN and/or the other services, or Firefox supporters, provided that the price of the product is not too high.
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