Latest in Gear

Image credit:

Opera's free VPN for iOS offers more control over your browsing (updated)

It's the first free VPN app for iOS from a big-name tech company.
2 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Opera's fondness for virtual private networks isn't limited to the desktop. The browser maker is releasing a free VPN app for iOS that should give you more control over how you surf the internet. It's helpful for usual VPN tasks like dodging corporate site blocks and regional content restrictions (shh, don't tell Netflix), but Opera sees it as particularly handy for the privacy-conscious -- it gets rid of advertisers' tracking cookies and makes you that much more anonymous. You can only pick from one of five simulated locations for the VPN (Germany, the Netherlands, Singapore, the UK and the US), but hey, it's the first free VPN app for iOS from a well-known tech company. Right now, just having that option is a big deal.

Update 5/11: SurfEasy, which Opera acquired last year, says that the VPN app will "likely" include ads (albeit ones that can't identify you) in the future. That's the cost of going free, apparently. If you like the technology but don't want sales pitches, SurfEasy's paid VPN service is sticking around.

Source: Opera
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
2 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's 2019 Back-to-School Guide

Engadget's 2019 Back-to-School Guide

View
Hyundai teases all-electric concept '45' for Frankfurt

Hyundai teases all-electric concept '45' for Frankfurt

View
iPhone Pro, new iPad and 16-inch MacBook Pro details emerge

iPhone Pro, new iPad and 16-inch MacBook Pro details emerge

View
Russia tests new Soyuz rocket by sending a humanoid robot to the ISS

Russia tests new Soyuz rocket by sending a humanoid robot to the ISS

View
Android Q is now simply Android 10

Android Q is now simply Android 10

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr