You may have been reading a lot lately about Virtual Private Netowrks (VPNs) and how you may want one to help enhance your security. There are a lot of choices out there; some good, some not – some free, some not. Well here’s a simple free one that I can easily receommend: the one built right into the Opera browser. 

Free, unlimited, no subscription required
Enhanced online privacy should be available to everyone. Our free VPN is built right into the Opera browser. You don’t have to download VPN extensions or sign up and pay for VPN services.

Works out of the box
To activate the free VPN in Opera, go to the browser settings and check the Enable VPN box in the Privacy and security section. You’ll see a button in the browser address field where you can adjust VPN preferences, turn the feature off and on, as well as see stats on data used.

Alternatively, you can choose to use the VPN feature in private windows only. Just open a private window, hit the VPN button in the address field and just click ‘Enable’.

Head on over to the Opera Web site for more detilas and to download the browser today.

About Author
Michael Sauers, Technology Manager
Michael Sauers is currently the Director of Technology for Do Space in Omaha, NE. Michael has been training librarians in technology for the past twenty years and has published more than 14 books on technology and other topics.