Mozilla Launches VPN Service, Makes Available on Windows and Android in 6 Countries

Mozilla | July 16, 2020

Mozilla Launches VPN Service, Makes Available on Windows and Android in 6 Countries
Mozilla’s VPN service has officially launched and is now available for Windows and Android in six countries worldwide, including the US, Canada, and the UK, the company announced today. The service is available for $4.99 a month, and, like other VPNs, it’s designed to make your web-browsing more private and secure. As part of the move, the service is being rebranded from Firefox Private Network to Mozilla VPN, a change that was announced last month. Mozilla argues that its VPN service has a couple of advantages over its many competitors. It says it should offer a faster browsing experience in many cases because it’s based on a protocol with less than a third of the lines of code of an average VPN service provider. The company is also banking on the reputation it’s built up with its privacy-focused browser, and it adds that it only collects the information it needs to run a service and doesn’t keep user data logs.

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MacStadium is showing off Orka, a new virtualization layer built specifically for orchestrating macOS in a cloud environment using Kubernetes on genuine Apple Mac hardware.

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MacStadium is showing off Orka, a new virtualization layer built specifically for orchestrating macOS in a cloud environment using Kubernetes on genuine Apple Mac hardware.

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ScaleMP | February 02, 2021

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XTREME-D Launches G4 Instance on Baremetal High-Speed Computing Environment

XTREME-D | August 28, 2021

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AT&T Committs to Carbon Neutral Across Entire Global Operations By 2035

AT&T | September 18, 2020

AT&T* has committed to be carbon neutral across its entire global operations by 2035. The company is also expanding its Climate Change Analysis Tool (CCAT) across the contiguous United States to identify the potential impacts of climate change on the network and operations – up to 30 years into the future.

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