If you are one of those people who want a little privacy when browsing the Internet, then you know that dodging firewalls and masking your IP address usually requires some work. You often have to pay for VPN (Virtual Private Network) software/service or plug-ins offered by a third party.

The good news is that the latest version of Opera Web browser now comes integrated with an unlimited and FREE VPN. The new feature is available in the latest developer version of the Opera browser for Windows or OS X. You just navigate to Settings on Windows or Preferences on a Mac, then toggle the VPN on in the Privacy & Security section and voila – you are browsing the Internet over a private network. Currently you can only select virtual locations in the US, Germany and Canada, but Opera promises more countries to be added by the time the stable public release is made available.

This is great news for some but others will opt out simply due to the fact that they have to use the Opera Web browser. I personally like the idea and would like to see Google come out with similar feature. Given the backbone of Google’s advertisement business, I think this will remain a dream of mine. What do you think?

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