Whether you want to watch the American Netflix, want to be anonymous on the internet, are are freaked out about the possibility of a government snooping on your internet activities, a VPN is the tool of choice. But usually you have to pay for it, or you have to deal with one comprise or the other. Opera has leased a browser that may be the most convinient VPN solution out there.
Opera has included a free VPN in the developer version of its desktop browser. In an announcement made today on its blog to launch the new browser feature, the company said it wants VPNs to be available to everyone.” Until now, most VPN services and proxy servers have been limited and based on a paid subscription. With a free, unlimited, native VPN that just works out-of-the-box and doesn’t require any subscription,” they said.
With the inbuilt VPN, users can hide their IP address, unblock firewalls and websites that have restrictions and make their traffic more secure when using public WiFi internet.
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It will be interesting to see how big a deal a free VPN is to users generally and how this move will impact Opera’s browser market share significantly. Either way including a free VPN in a browser is the kind of thing that feels so standard it would be good for other browsers to do so too. You can download the Opera developer browser here. Let us know what works and what doesn’t for you.
3 thoughts on “Opera includes a free VPN in its latest browser release”
Worked like a charm! Managed to access Facebook which was blocked on my employer network
Hmm… Tor vs Opera. Onion is so slow, but VPN is less secure. Heck, I don’t shop online and am not a spy, Opera it is!
eish sounds like an unneeded attack surface for a browser
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