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Opera desktop web browser adds tracker blocker to privacy features

Opera desktop web browser adds tracker blocker to privacy features

The Web may be filled with information, some of which we may have wished never came to light, but it has also become a scarier place as well. Never mind the "dark web" and hackers and spies, even companies seem to be out to get you, or at least your information. Web browser makers like Google and Mozilla are stepping up in this game of cat and mouse, blocking ads and cookies that don't play nice. Opera is joining the chorus with an addition to its arsenal of privacy tools which it is only too happy to remind users comes built into the desktop browser and, better yet, available for free.

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LastPass security bug: Check you’re on the new fixed version

LastPass security bug: Check you’re on the new fixed version

Security flaws are never a good thing to encounter, but when those flaws can potentially compromise a password manager, that's when things get particularly alarming. LastPass has notified users of a flaw with some of its browser extensions which may have allowed certain passwords to be revealed. The good news is that the flaw has already been patched out and that users would have needed to carry out a specific set of actions for their passwords to be compromised.

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Opera Touch on iOS gains Crypto Wallet and Web 3 support

Opera Touch on iOS gains Crypto Wallet and Web 3 support

For some people, the browser wars have mostly been reduced to a fight between Chrome and everyone else. That “everyone else” fortunately has a lot of room for all sorts of browsers with priorities beyond becoming the world’s #1. Opera might still dream of eventually dominating the browser market but it is doing so via a rather unconventional route. Instead of trying to appeal to the masses, it is pushing its resources towards supporting the Web users of the future. That mostly means supporting blockchains and distributed systems, features that have finally landed on its iOS app.

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Opera GX browser for gamers stops runaway CPU and RAM use

Opera GX browser for gamers stops runaway CPU and RAM use

Opera has launched a new browser focused on gamers, allowing for precise control over just how much of your PC resources the app can tap into. Opera GX won't be released fully until later in the year, but an early access program is kicking off today to give gamers a taste of what to expect.

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Opera 60 puts Crypto Wallets and Web 3.0 in your desktop

Opera 60 puts Crypto Wallets and Web 3.0 in your desktop

While Google and Mozilla are fighting over becoming the web browser on all platforms, Opera is fighting a different battle. It is waging war against the institutions and companies that would steal people's information from under their noses. That isn't just science fiction and it's pretty much the reality that the likes of Facebook have slapped in our faces. That's why the browser maker is rolling out Opera version 60, codenamed "Reborn 3" to fight that good fight using blockchains, Crypto Wallets, and Web 3.0.

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Opera 51 for Android integrates a free VPN

Opera 51 for Android integrates a free VPN

Opera has released the latest stable version of its mobile browser for Android, with various updates including the introduction of a built-in VPN service. The company has provided VPN functionality on its desktop browser for years, and has been testing it in beta builds for mobile users since February.

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Opera Touch on iOS to get crypto wallet, Web 3 features

Opera Touch on iOS to get crypto wallet, Web 3 features

Forget Web 2.0, we're now at Web 3. Or at least that's what some in the tech industry are saying. It simply a catchier term for the geekier blockchains that tech pundits have gone crazy over. Curiously, browser-maker Opera is knee-deep in this movement, adding features into its browsers that integrate directly with cryptocurrencies and blockchains. Now it is bringing those same Web 3 functions to iOS, putting it on par with Opera's desktop and Android browsers.

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Opera for Android can now block ads per site in two taps

Opera for Android can now block ads per site in two taps

There used to be a time when users had to resort to third-party solutions in order to keep Internet ads at bay. These days, much to the dismay of some advertisers, browser makers have taken it upon themselves to do the heavy lifting of helping users block the ads they don't want and let in those that they find OK. Opera has given users that fine-grained control on desktops since 2016 and it's now bringing to Android as well, starting with Opera for Android version 50.

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Opera for Android with built-in free VPN goes into beta testing

Opera for Android with built-in free VPN goes into beta testing

There is a lot of shenanigans happening online these days and many of them happen through our smartphones. From malicious apps both subtle and overt to websites we visit, it seems that anyone and everyone is out to get us, or at least our data. And while there is no shortage of apps and tools to protect our privacy even on mobile, not all of them are as easy as flicking a switch. To fill that need, Opera is now testing a built-in VPN for its Android browser so that you won't have to install anything extra just to get around eavesdroppers and even region locks.

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Opera Labs brings crypto-wallet to desktop browser in advance

Opera Labs brings crypto-wallet to desktop browser in advance

The hype and scandals over bitcoin may have died down but cyptocurrency still has some very strong believers and pushers. One of those is browser maker Opera, who is dead set on claiming the title of the first web browser with built-in crypto wallet access. That’s already true for its Android browser and now it’s doing the same for the desktop with a small twist. It’s coming via a Labs version you’ll have to install and use separately from any other Opera desktop browser.

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Opera for Android adds night mode, QR code reader and more

Opera for Android adds night mode, QR code reader and more

Opera has pushed out an update for its Android mobile app and with it comes several new features, not the least of which is night mode. As in other apps, the new night mode turns the interface black and gray, making it easier to stare at for long periods of time at night, as well as reducing eye strain for individuals sensitive to bright backlights.

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Opera Touch mobile browser launches with one-handed surfing in mind

Opera Touch mobile browser launches with one-handed surfing in mind

Opera is launching a new mobile browser today, and it's making some big promises about how it will change the way we browse on on our phones. Dubbed Opera Touch, this new browser is centered around one idea: letting you browse with one hand, leaving your other hand free to do anything your heart desires. In a world so focused on multitasking, Opera Touch might actually be a mobile browser worth downloading.

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