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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1358 Opera brings its free VPN service to Android
Earlier this year, Opera launched its free and unlimited VPN service for iOS; today it is bringing the same functionality to Android. Like the iOS version, the Android app is based on Opera’s acquisition of SurfEasy in 2015 and allows you to surf safely when you are on a public network.

While Opera’s marketing mostly focuses on safety, Opera VPN also allows you to appear as if you are in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Singapore and The Netherlands, so it’s also a way to route around certain geo-restrictions without having to opt for a paid service.

In addition to its VPN features, the service also allows you to block ad trackers. Somewhat ironically, though, the app itself will show you some pretty unintrusive ads.

“The Opera VPN app for Android sets itself apart from other VPNs by offering a completely free service­ without a data limit, no log­in required, advanced Wi­Fi protection features and no need for a subscription,” says Chris Houston, the president of Opera’s SurfEasy VPN division, in today’s announcement.
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#1358 Opera brings its free VPN service to Android
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#1353 Juniper confirms leaked NSA exploits affect its firewalls
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#1350 Timing of browser-based security alerts could be better
#1349 GozNym banking trojan targeting German banks
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#1347 Wildfire, the ransomware threat that takes Holland and Belgium hostage
#1346 Massive data leak hits French submarine company
#1345 University hit 21 times in one year by ransomware
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