Opera's desktop browser with a built-in VPN is now available to all2016-09-26 03:14 by Daniela
Opera has become the first browser to support a built-in unlimited VPN service. The company has released the finished version of Opera 40 for desktops that offers both a more secure connection as well as access to foreign content that would otherwise be blocked.
Powered by Opera subsidiary SurfEasy, the VPN uses a 256-bit AES encrypted connection and does not log your browsing history. Users can choose from five server locations: Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Singapore and the United States, or let the browser select the most optimal server.
"We strongly believe that if more people knew how the internet truly works, they would use a VPN — and we hope that by making our browser VPN free and easy to use, it will become an essential tool for everyone," Krystian Kolondra, head of consumer products at Opera, wrote in a blog post.
Opera represents just a tiny fraction of the browser market, but the company has been impressively aggressive in rolling out customer-friendly features: native ad blocking, battery saving, and more.
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