Chinese takeover target Opera Software embeds browser security tool

BEIJING/OSLO (Reuters) – Norwegian online browser and advertising firm Opera Software , the takeover target of a Chinese consortium of Internet firms, has embedded a tool in its latest desktop app that can be used to circumvent censorship. Opera said on its blog on Thursday that the newest version of its desktop Internet browser, which is targeted at developers, includes a free built-in Virtual Private Network (VPN), which can be used for getting round online censorship. “Regarding China we already have servers in China and are running this through a Chinese IT company which is in compliance with Chinese laws,” Opera CEO Lars Boilesen told Reuters.

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