So Mozilla has just officially released their new encrypted file transfer service called “firefox send” to the public. The new service give users the ability to send files of up to 2.5GB through the browser with an end-to-end encryption and a link that automatically expires to keep the shared files private.
They began testing the service in august of 2017 which was then called Test pilot. Every first timer is limited to a file transfer of only 1GB but if you sign-up for a free firefox account you get the comolete 2.5GB. The system is offers an alternative to email, where larger file attachments are more of an issue, as well as cloud storage sites, like Google Drive and Dropbox, which can be time-consuming when all you need to do is share a single file one time – not store the file, edit it, or collaborate with others.
Mozilla noted in a statement saying that for you to send a file you first go to the send website and upload whatever content you wish to send and also you are gonna be required assign it an expiry date, after that’s done firefox is gonna generate a link which you’r gonn be giving to the receipient. Once the receipient click on the link the file begins to download and what interesting is the fact that the receipient don’t necessarily need to have a firefox account to download the file.
This new service would be really useful when it comes to the transfer of very highly confidential documents. Mozilla is one of the more trustworthy organizations when it comes to things like this. Send, it says, is “Private By Design,” which means all files are protected. It designed Firefox accounts so users never send Firefox their passphrase, for example. It also says it stands by its mission to “handle your data privately and securely,” writes Mozilla in an announcement today. That speaks more to the organization’s ethos – that it believes privacy is a fundamental right.