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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#730 Opera launches 'free and unlimited' VPN app for iOS
Opera is on a bit of a privacy tear at the moment. Last month, the company integrated a free and unlimited VPN (virtual private network) into the developer version of its web browser, and last week, it added built-in ad blocking to its desktop and mobile software. Now, Opera has launched a new VPN app for iOS, and, again, it's free to use with unlimited data.

Like Opera's previous VPN integrations, the app uses the US-based SurfEasy VPN service acquired by Opera last March. SurfEasy offers its own standalone apps for Android and iOS, as well as desktop software, but charges a subscription fee after a trial period. Other third-party VPN apps have a similar set-up, or insert ads to pay for their server time. Opera, by comparison, is promising that its mobile VPN is free for life, with no subscription needed. The company said it had no plans to serve users ads "for now."
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#730 Opera launches 'free and unlimited' VPN app for iOS
#729 GoDaddy addresses blind XSS vulnerability affecting online support
#728 Police allege SWIFT technicians left Bangladesh bank vulnerable
#727 Researcher arrested after reporting pwnage hole in elections site
#726 Bucbi ransomware gets a big makeover
#725 How was this Windows Store app able to download adware to a Windows 10 PC?
#724 ImageMagick vulnerability allows for remote code execution, now patched
#723 On the monetization of crypto-ransomware
#722 Lego-driven robot programmed to hack gesture-based security
#721 Qatar National Bank suffers massive breach
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