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Mozilla launches new Firefox Send, Free File Transfers with Personal Data Secured

by Milicent Atieno
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Mozilla is one of those principal companies who, despite the increasing business value there is to mining users data, has kept off it and keeps in mind privacy and security. Indeed the Mozilla Foundation has championed various open source programs geared at boosting users online privacy and security. A case example is the Firefox browser, and now Firefox Send.

Firefox Send is a new file transfer service by the Mozilla Foundation that has just been graduated from the beta to stable channel. This new app allows users to share files from any browser safely, and simply over a free encrypted file transfer service.

The app will also be available on the Android mobile ecosystem, though as a beta program. Mozilla says Firefox Send offer high upload limits and greater control over the files you are sharing.

Scenarios you’d need Firefox Send

As Mozilla puts it: “Imagine the last time you moved into a new apartment or purchased a home and had to share financial information like your credit report over the web.” Such situations call for high level of security given you are sharing sensitive information.

It would be much more appropriate if you could share such information via a one-time or limited access platform. The recipient will be able to see such information just one-time and/or have limited access to it.

That is where Firefox Send comes in; you can share sensitive information and make sure that it never gets to live somewhere in the cloud. Waiting for the wrong time a hacker or government agency would come hacking through and get their hands on it.

Send uses end-to-end encryption to keep your data secure from the moment you share to the moment your file is opened. It also offers security controls that you can set. You can choose when your file link expires, the number of downloads, and whether to add an optional password for an extra layer of security,” – continues Mozilla in its blog site.

Sharing Large Files

Firefox Send also supports sharing of big files; ideal for the need of professionals and corporations where several workstations are collaborating on work. Send support up to a maximum of 1GB file share. You can increase that limit to 2.5GB by signing up to the free Firefox account.

For the recipient, Send has made things a lot easier. You only get a link, click the link, and download the file. There is no need for a Firefox account so that you can access the file. That means, sharing files is a seamless process for both the sender and receiver.

Mozilla’s Firefox Send v/s alternative Cloud Sharing Platforms out there

There are many cloud sharing platforms out there, so why should you use Mozilla’s Send? Well, if you know anything about Mozilla, it should be they are big on privacy and security. They don’t aggressively mine your data in order to sell to marketers.

… you can trust that your information is safe with Send. As with Firefox apps and services, Send is Private By Design, meaning all of your files are protected and we stand by our mission to handle your data privately and securely,” reads the Mozilla blog site.

You can check out Firefox Send at this link.

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