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Opera VPN mobile client stopped, no change for desktop

Opera Software will continue to offer its built-in no-log VPN as part of its browser for the desktop, but the Opera VPN client for Android and iOS would not be available after April.

Opera vice-president for product marketing and communications Jan Standal told iTWire in response to an inquiry that the Opera VPN application had been provided by SurfEasy.

"SurfEasy used to be part of Opera, but was recently acquired by Symantec," he said.

"Now SurfEasy announced the end of this specific product and are offering users upgrade solutions to their other VPN apps.

"Please note that Opera will continue to provide a free browser VPN service as part of our PC browsers."

The VPN service for the desktop browser offers a choice of connecting through four locations: the optimal location (selected by the software), the Americas, Europe and Asia.

The VPN was launched in September 2016 and uses 256-bit AES encrypted connection.

Opera has versions of its browser for Windows, the Mac and Linux.


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Sam Varghese

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A professional journalist with decades of experience, Sam for nine years used DOS and then Windows, which led him to start experimenting with GNU/Linux in 1998. Since then he has written widely about the use of both free and open source software, and the people behind the code. His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.


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