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Chinese owned company offering privacy protections - what could possibly go wrong?
a free HTTP proxy That last distinction is an important one. While connecting to an HTTP proxy over HTTPS gets you some of the benefits of a true VPN, it lacks others like packet level redirection over the tunnel, meaning some add-ons and plugins may not use it. In other words, while better than nothing, Opera's "VPN" does not offer the same level of protection you get connecting to an actual VPN and running all your traffic through it.