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Opera browser gains free integrated VPN

Opera browser gains free integrated VPN

Opera has unveiled a new free VPN clients in the newest developer version of the Opera browser today that has no data usage caps. There are other VPN extensions out there, but Opera says that most of those are paid-subscriptions or have limited data use. Opera notes that you might want to use a VPN to keep your browsing habits private or to access region-restricted websites.

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Netflix fights back against VPN users, but at what cost?

Netflix fights back against VPN users, but at what cost?

It's been a while since Netflix declared war on customers who use VPNs and other means to access content outside of their country. So far, their efforts have lead to a few VPN providers having their IPs blocked, but that only lasted for a few days at most. Even with a little help from Paypal, their efforts appeared to be in vain. However, over the weekend, the tides appear to have shifted.

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Netflix still can’t stop VPN users, despite help from Paypal

Netflix still can’t stop VPN users, despite help from Paypal

It has been nearly a month since Netflix told the world at large that they were coming for their content. Or rather, that they would be stopping you from accessing content that wasn't available within your region. So what has really happened, during this time? Is it time to roll out the “Mission Accomplished” banner? Not quite.

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Paypal gives Netflix an assist by cutting off VPN provider

Paypal gives Netflix an assist by cutting off VPN provider

We know that Netflix has started blocking users from utilizing VPN connections to bypass their regional restrictions. While this is mostly a futile effort on their part, it's most likely about appeasing studios than restricting users. But now it seems that they're actually getting some help from an unlikely source.

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Opera Max adds public Wi-Fi security on top of data savings

Opera Max adds public Wi-Fi security on top of data savings

Opera Max is a service and an app on Android that tries to help you save on data usage by compressing the data that comes from and goes to your Android device. However, those data savings might not be of much use when your device has been hacked or snooped on because you happen to be in a compromised public Wi-Fi. Opera proposes a solution that hits two birds with one stone. By upgrading its app to use SPDY with SSL, Opera promises not only secure Internet use in a public hotspot but also faster speeds.

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Netflix’s war on VPNs excludes US soldiers on foreign soil

Netflix’s war on VPNs excludes US soldiers on foreign soil

Many users and would be users rejoiced when Netflix announced that it was setting up shop in 130 countries around the world. That glad tiding, however, came with heavy news for some subscribers. Netflix was hunkering down on users trying to access content not available for their respective countries, particularly those using proxies or VPNs. This hit home for US citizens who find themselves abroad, either permanently or temporarily, like US army personnel stationed in foreign bases. To them, Netlfix makes a special exemption, allowing them to use Netflix as if they were back at home.

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Netflix starts blocking some VPN users

Netflix starts blocking some VPN users

Netflix has been threatening for a while to block proxy and VPN users and it looks like that threat has now come to pass. Reports are going around that people used to accessing Netflix via a VPN are now getting a message that they are being blocked.

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