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Firefox’s Test Pilot Program Returns with Firefox Private Network Beta

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    lugubris
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    It is not a VPN but an HTTP/HTTPS proxy provided by cloudflare, it is subject to Mozilla's privacy policy and not Cloudflare's [0]. Their front page talks about securing connections on public...

    It is not a VPN but an HTTP/HTTPS proxy provided by cloudflare, it is subject to Mozilla's privacy policy and not Cloudflare's [0]. Their front page talks about securing connections on public wifi, these days where HTTPS is used everywhere I don't see how this is useful. Moreover its basically cloudflare mitm'ing your connection, I guess like how they provide HTTPS for websites (users -> cloudflare -> server) so everything goes through cloudflare.

    If you still connect to HTTP websites regurarly on public networks (which you shoudn't do) then this might be useful (better get a vpn).

    [0] -> https://www.cloudflare.com/mozilla/firefox-private-network-privacy-notice/

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    1. Deimos
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      I really don't like that they're using Cloudflare for this. Cloudflare is already involved with far too much of the traffic on the internet, and there are major privacy concerns with having more...

      I really don't like that they're using Cloudflare for this. Cloudflare is already involved with far too much of the traffic on the internet, and there are major privacy concerns with having more and more go through them.

      It's strange to see Mozilla pushing people's browsing habits into Cloudflare in multiple ways, they're partnered with Cloudflare for DNS over HTTPS too.

      4 votes