Mozilla today announced that a small group of Firefox users will be experimenting with ads that will buy ProtonVPN subscriptions found by ZDNet . In a blog post, Mozilla said it selected ProtonVPN for partnership because of factors such as transparency and data retention policies.
Starting October 24, ads will be shown to some Firefox users in the U.S. using the latest version of Firefox. – On your desktop. Mozilla prompts you to click the sign-up page by displaying an ad in the upper-right corner of the Firefox window when browsing on a qualified and insecure network.
Mozilla is actually $ 10 a month for ProtonVPN 's service and actually $ 2 more than if you signed up directly in the same package via ProtonVPN. However, most of the proceeds from ProtonVPN subscriptions through Mozilla go directly to Mozilla. The two companies are standing at the bank that they have good willingness to pay a little more to support a common goal of making the Internet a safer place.
Partnerships are useful and meaningful, but ultimately advertising is for subscription services that will be built into the browser. This is not Mozilla's first venture to monetize Firefox, and the new tabs feature Pocket's recommended articles and are sometimes sponsored. If the program is successful, ProtonVPN says it can be extended to more than 300 million users of Mozilla.