The fifth most popular browser in the world, the Opera browser has always maintained a small but loyal fan base. This is in large part due to it pioneering cutting edge technologies that are actually useful, such as Opera Turbo (compression technology designed to speed up web browsing) and built-in ad-blocking.
Given that Opera acquired Canadian VPN service SurfEasy last year, it is hardly surprising that Opera has decided to integrate VPN technology into its flagship browser. According to Steve Kelly, Vice President of Marketing at Opera, the reason for the move is to improve users’ privacy and security,
“Everyone deserves to surf privately online if they want to. Today, it is too difficult to maintain privacy when using the web, and way too many people experience roadblocks online, like blocked content. By releasing an integrated, free and unlimited VPN in the browser, we make it simple for people to enhance their privacy and access the content they want.”
At present, this feature is only available for users of the Opera Developer (alpha release) browser, but it should become available to users of the regular stable release in the next few weeks.
To find out more, please check out my full Opera Browser Free VPN Review!