The Tor Project, the software developer of the Tor anonymous network, has released a new secure browser Mullvad — it’s based on Firefox and doesn’t connect to Tor, suggesting to use a VPN instead.
The browser is created in partnership with the company Mullvad, whose VPN is offered to be used together with the browser – for this, you need to install a separate utility, create an account and buy time from the developer.
However, the user can choose to opt out of Mullvad VPN in favor of any other — or use the browser without a VPN at all. In this case, it becomes very similar to Firefox’s private browsing mode: Mullvad masks data that can be used to identify the user’s system blocks third-party cookies and trackers, does not collect telemetry data, uses DuckDuckGo instead of Google search, etc.
Of course, if you wish, you can make similar settings in the same Firefox on which Mullvad is based, but this requires additional effort and a certain understanding of what exactly needs to be done. At the same time, Mullvad, according to the developer, offers a ready-made solution that works immediately after installing the browser.