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A free VPN is baked into the latest Opera for Android beta

The latest version of the Opera for Android beta has introduced a VPN function. (Source: Opera)
The latest version of the Opera for Android beta has introduced a VPN function. (Source: Opera)
Opera has introduced a new beta version of its Android mobile browser with a built-in VPN. Even better, it is a free feature inclusion that doesn’t log user data that travels through Opera’s servers.

Opera has been making browsers for desktop and mobile devices since 1995 and, although not as popular as some, it has introduced a number of pioneering features. For example, it was the first major browser to build in Virtual Private Network (VPN) capability into a desktop browser. Now, it is the first to introduce the same feature into a mobile browser. While users often pay for VPN services, the Opera VPN service is being built in as a free tool. 

Importantly, the Opera VPN is a “no-log” service, meaning that it won’t track user data as it passes through Opera’s backend servers. The chief benefit of a VPN is that it hides a user’s IP address, helping to keep data and personally identifiable information away from prying eyes. In this instance, when activated, users will have the option of routing their web browsing activity through servers in Asia, Europe or America. 

Users can download the beta now with the feature starting to roll out across devices. It is certainly worth a look.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2019-02- 8 (Update: 2019-02- 8)
Sanjiv Sathiah
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I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have been particularly interested in all things Apple, but also enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture.