Mozilla was built to make
the internet better
The internet is awesome, but it can be so much better.
Mozilla was created to take on this challenge. We exist to advance the interests of
people who use the internet — not profit for shareholders.
We break every conventional notion about what a tech company is. In fact, we don’t fit
the traditional definition of ‘tech company’ at all. We’re a non-profit that champions
privacy, human dignity and an open internet. We’re a mission-driven business that builds
and invests in products that make people’s online lives safer and more joyful. And we’re
a global community of millions of people who donate their time, money, and brainpower to
make the internet better. Put all this together and you get: Mozilla.
Each year, we use this report to look back at the products we’ve built and the campaigns
we’ve run. This year, we also want to look forward and invite you to join us in building a
better internet in the years ahead.
Building a different kind of tech industry, together
Many people complain about today’s tech industry and say it’s impossible to make it better.
We think differently. We think it’s possible to build successful companies — and great products —
that put people before profits. And we know it’s crucial to involve the people who use the internet
in shaping where it’s headed.
This is the kind of tech industry we’re devoted to building over the next quarter century. We’re confident
it’s possible, as long as we build it together.
Amazing humans, making the internet more humane
It goes without saying: sending the internet in a better direction will require a huge number of
incredibly talented, passionate, and devoted people.
It will need many different kinds of people: engineers, policy wonks, data scientists, activists,
marketing geniuses, artists and startup founders. People who’ve cut their teeth and built up their
skills working in big tech, in activist organizations, in government. And people from all corners
of the earth.
These are exactly the kind of people who are drawn to Mozilla. They are our staff, our fellows, and
our community. They’ve come to Mozilla because they want to do the best work of their lives.
We’ve added nearly 200 of these people in the last two years. And we’re looking for more.
Laying the foundations for our
The future we imagine will need many building blocks — products, policies, research, technology,
communities — that all add up to a better internet over time.
We’ve created many such building blocks over the past 25 years. And, over the last year, we created more. We
rolled out Total Cookie Protection in Firefox. We battled misinformation in Kenya. We made our VPN product
more robust. We shone a light on privacy violations in digital period trackers. We created Pocket collections
that helped people make sense of global events in an age of rampant misinformation. We made voice technology
more diverse and inclusive. We called on the US Congress to act fast on competition in the tech industry. We
lifted up the work of people around the world who are making AI more trustworthy in our annual Internet
On their own, each of these things is just one small building block. Together, they help lay a foundation for
the next chapter of Mozilla.
Join us in creating a better internet
We know the internet can be better. More joyful. More trustworthy. Safer, and more secure.
But we can only get there if we work together. We invite you to join us as this next