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Old Jan 20th, 2020, 09:28 AM   #1
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Anyone here use Opera browser?

I did, years ago, and it had some interesting features. Was pretty fast, etc. Then they added a VPN which appeared to be a good privacy move...

Now Opera is engaged in some shady stuff... (Reddit)
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Old Jan 20th, 2020, 11:43 AM   #2
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Sounds like the issue is with a loan app not Opera itself. Perhaps to some extent with Opera's inability to limit that apps access to other areas on the computer. I can't really take the logic leap and say that means Opera is engaged in shady practices.

That said; Why anyone would use an app to take a loan is way above and beyond my ability to comprehend. However it seems to me that a loan shark is still a loan shark even if you get the loan online.
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Old Jan 20th, 2020, 05:33 PM   #3
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Sounds like the issue is with a loan app not Opera itself.
The linked article notes that Opera was purchased by a Chinese firm, which has acted suspiciously. The original programmers of Opera have since moved on to create the Vivaldi browser.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2020, 11:33 PM   #4
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Don't be sounding all Yanqui now...big, bad slant-eyes! I use a Huawei phone & I like Opera. It gets me functional to functional sites which are broken on Safari.
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Old Jan 30th, 2020, 01:00 AM   #5
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Pretty much exclusively use Chrome. For testing (I'm a web designer and developer) I used Safari, FireFox, Opera and Vivaldi.

I have a VPN, so I'm not sold on that with Opera - I would rather have it at the router level to cover everything.
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