According to an article on PC Magazine, the makers of Opera, the No. 6 browser in terms of usage, have seen fit to put a free virtual private network (VPN) in their iOS app. And it does quite a bit: Opera says the app blocks ads in Safari and Chrome, prevents trackers from following your travels around the Web, and lets you access websites that are blocked from wherever you might be in reality.
Change your virtual location by choosing one of five regions by borrowing an IP address from spots in the US, Canada, Germany, Singapore, or The Netherlands with more locations coming soon according to PC Magazine. Just a few weeks ago, Opera added an unlimited and free VPN to its regular browser.
The browser and app were built by SurfEasy, the VPN company Opera snapped up last year. So how will they make any money? Opera says, yes, there will eventually be ads on the app. And don’t fret Android users, there’s a version for you on the way soon.