Opera with built-in VPN connection comes out of beta




After Opera in the developer version of the browser the ability to set up an unlimited VPN connection was installed, the tool is now also reflected in the latest version of the browser with version number 40.

This makes it the first known browser such as a standard in its package is seated. Opera stopped the service in April in the developer version and is easy to turn on by selecting on “settings” tab “privacy and security” and turn on the box for “vpn”. Then defaults a VPN connection. The connection is automatically set to an “optimal location” but can be easily changed to another location, such as Canada, Germany, Singapore, the Netherlands and the United States.

The service is conducted by the Canadian company Surf Easy that Opera took over in March 2015. The service is free and the amount of data is unlimited. By using a VPN, the Internet traffic between the browser and the VPN server encrypted by an encrypted tunnel through which traffic from the browser instance can hardly be intercepted as it will create a public hotspot connection. It is important to realize that only traffic that actually runs through a VPN connection using the Opera browser. All other Internet traffic, such as update mechanisms or torrent programs, go through the regular connection.

The VPN service of Surf Easy says in its privacy policy to keep no logs because it’s a no cumbersome network. Opera claims to have 350 million users of its products, including many users of its mobile browser. Also came to the browser maker earlier this year with a VPN app for iOS and became in July done deal that parts of the company soon acquired are by Chinese investors.

Another addition to the latest version of the browser is support for Google Chrome Cast via a Chrome extension and added a battery saving mode. Also, the video pop-out function improved.


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