A free utility app, Opera Free VPN functions by blocking advertisement trackers and allows users to change their virtual location with ease. This means that more content can be unblocked, allowing you to access your chosen websites from almost anywhere.
Virtual private networking made easy
Once Opera Free VPN has been downloaded onto your device you get quite a lot of features. Firstly, it allows you to connect to a reliable virtual private network (VPN) service. The makers claim that it constitutes one of the fasted free VPNs around. Furthermore, the software offers users a fully unblocked level of access to no less than five virtual locations. Users can choose where they want to appear to be, even when they are not really in that location at all. Although the service only offers five virtual locations at the moment, the publishers have said that more are coming soon. This should mean that your level of anonymity and cyber security from location-based tracking software is augmented. The app also provides the ability to determine the Wi-Fi network security level of your connection. It has connection encryption which provides a level of protection from cyber threats whilst you communicate wirelessly with the local Wi-Fi service. Ideal for anyone who takes their personal data seriously and who does not like to be tracked as they surf the internet, Opera Free VPN also includes a built-in advert tracker and blocker. This part of the utility prevents advertisers from gaining knowledge about you from your movements around the web.
Stay in the virtual shadows
When you are surfing the internet these days, so much data is collected about your interests and points of access. With this information, marketing might be directed towards you. Opera Free VPN confuses the trackers and advertisers by allowing you to access the web from virtual points so it becomes almost impossible for them to tell who you are. Another important part of using a VPN service is that you can appear to be accessing the internet from another territory. In some countries, internet-based services are only viewable for people in that location, such as national TV streaming for example. With a freely available VPN, you can access those services easily, therefore allowing for much more content to become available on your device. When you connect to a public Wi-Fi service, as opposed to a privately encrypted one, some of your personal data can also be captured. Opera's handy VPN service means that your communications over a public service remains fully encoded so no one can snoop on you. Perfect for both smartphone users and tablets, this utility app is easy to use and does not require a great deal of technical know how. It is published by a company with a twenty years history of net-enabled web apps behind them.
Overall, this is a good app for people who use public networks regularly, but it has limited appeal for people who only connect through their own password protected Wi-Fi. Nevertheless, the ad blocker and ability to view content that might otherwise be unavailable make it extremely handy.