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Opera Software will continue to offer its built-in no-log VPN as part of its browser for the desktop, but the Opera VPN client for Android and iOS would not be available after April.

Opera vice-president for product marketing and communications Jan Standal told iTWire in response to an inquiry that the Opera VPN application had been provided by SurfEasy.

"SurfEasy used to be part of Opera, but was recently acquired by Symantec," he said.

"Now SurfEasy announced the end of this specific product and are offering users upgrade solutions to their other VPN apps.

"Please note that Opera will continue to provide a free browser VPN service as part of our PC browsers."

The VPN service for the desktop browser offers a choice of connecting through four locations: the optimal location (selected by the software), the Americas, Europe and Asia.

The VPN was launched in September 2016 and uses 256-bit AES encrypted connection.

Opera has versions of its browser for Windows, the Mac and Linux.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the sitecame into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

 

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