Norwegian software company Opera has unveiled a free and unlimited virtual private network (VPN) app on iOS. The company launched the new iOS app, which brings an unlimited free VPN to iPhones and iPads. The app called ‘Opera VPN’ allows the users to securely browse and view contents, the mashable.com reports. The app also lets the users choose between five different regions like the United States, Canada, Germany, Singapore and the Netherlands. Also Read - Vivaldi browser v3.0 update brings built-in Tracker blocker in partnership with DuckDuckGo
The company may add more locations in a later update. “While we don’t offer this today, we will likely introduce advertising into the application in the future. This is just the same as playing a free game that has ads – we get paid by advertisers based on our users’ engagement with their ads,” Chris Houston, the president of Opera’s VPN division, wrote in a blog post. Also Read - Opera using Android apps to offer predatory loans in India; details
“The other way we make money is by collecting anonymous data about how people use their mobile device. We make this information available to third parties who are interested in better understanding the mobile ecosystem and how it’s evolving,” Houston added. Also Read - Opera Mini introduces offline file sharing feature
Opera VPN is a service provided by SurfEasy, Inc., an Opera company. Opera companies enable more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.