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Opera Max v2.0 Appears In The Play Store Under A New Listing With Mysterious 'Boost' Feature [Update: Sounds Shady]

Opera was once just a maker of browsers (a browser that cost money in fact), but more recently it's branching out into other areas. For example, the Opera Max VPN service. Opera Max compresses data before it gets to your phone to lower your usage, and there's a new version out today. Opera Max v2.0 is in the Play Store, but it's got an entirely new listing.

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[Hands-On] Betternet Is A Free, Unlimited VPN Service That Doesn't Need An Email Address, Lets You Download Torrents, And Has Unobtrusive Ads

People who take online privacy seriously eventually get to the point where they want to experiment with a VPN. Usually this costs money, which puts some people off particularly because the process involves handing over an email address and credit card information. This means that even if you're better protected from prying eyes than you would be if you were VPN-less, the company that supplies the service may still be able to connect the dots.

That's what makes Betternet interesting. Unlike most other options, this service is entirely free to use. That has implications both for your privacy (though you still have to watch out for DNS leaks) and your wallet.

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[Deal Alert] Get 2 Years Of VPN Service From Highly-Regarded Private Internet Access For Just $60, Native Android App And 5 Simultaneous Connections Included

A major aspect of using VPN services for privacy or security is that you must trust your provider. If the service is actually willing to cooperate with spies or hackers, they could compromise all of your browsing activity. In this environment that requires trust, Private Internet Access is among the industry's most highly esteemed services. For just a few days, you can get 2 years of their fully functional subscription for only $60, a $20 savings over their regular pricing that already blew competitors out of the water.

Private Internet Access allows you to use servers in 20 different countries, not to mention multiple locations within the US, UK, and Canada.

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[Deal Alert] Get A Lifetime ProXPN Premium VPN License With No Restrictions On Torrent Traffic For $39

Hey, you don't have to explain to me why you want a VPN account. In an age where people are increasingly concerned about what companies do with their data, being compromised by hackers, and government surveillance, I'm not going to give you a hard time for wanting your privacy. Huh? You just want to torrent some stuff? Oh, well, whatever, sure, yeah, you can do that too.

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[Deal Alert] Get A Lifetime Subscription To TigerVPN For Just $29, Android Support And Access To Endpoints In 15 Locations Included

Concerns about privacy online are only growing nowadays. You might be interested in avoiding the NSA, advertising agencies, your ISP, hackers, or whatever is going on at that free hotspot you just connected to. A popular and powerful method of doing this is using a VPN, which both changes your visible IP address (like a proxy) and encrypts all your web traffic to keep prying eyes away (unlike a proxy).

TigerVPN in conjunction with StackSocial is now offering a lifetime subscription to their "lite" VPN service for only $29, less than a one-year price for most competitors.

Your money earns you perpetual access to connections in 15 different locations, giving you a variety of options depending on your specific needs.

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Opera Max 'Global' Gets A New App Listing, New UI, And The Ability To Specify Data Saving Settings For Wi-Fi And Mobile

Opera Max debuted on Android way back in December of 2013. Today it gets a major update - major enough, at least, that Opera thinks it's worth putting into a completely new app listing. Here's the original Opera Max, and here's the new "global" version (from the file name). The biggest visual change is a spiffy new interface with a bunch of Material Design elements. And that's nice, but what's really interesting is the ability to select specific settings for Wi-Fi or mobile (3G and LTE) connections.

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Opera Max isn't a browser, it's an app that allows users to apply Opera's VPN and data compression technology to all of the non-encrypted data sent or received by an Android device.

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[Deal Alert] Get A 4-Year ibVPN Subscription For $60, With P2P Allowed And Servers In 39 countries

VPNs are for those of you who really want to maintain online privacy, as it can prevent your ISP and others from keeping tabs on your activity and confuse others seeking authorized access to your network. They're also great for getting access to services that aren't available in your country or signing into blocked social networks.

Feature-rich subscriptions don't come cheap, but on StackSocial you can currently get four years of ibVPN for a mere $59. Considering the company's Total VPN package comes with a $69.95 annual fee, this is a savings of hundreds of dollars.

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The subscription gets you access to over 75 VPN servers spread across 39 countries.

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Code In Android 5.1 App Reveals Connection Between Unannounced Google VPN Service And "Nova" Carrier Project

We've heard a number of rumors about Google launching its own Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), codenamed Nova. According to reports, the service will source wireless service from Sprint and T-Mobile, but it will rely on Wi-Fi networks to bear most of the weight of both data and voice services (though VoIP). While the details of this plan still aren't clear, another piece of the puzzle just emerged that indicates Google is going to offer its own virtual private network (VPN) service, and it may be targeted specifically at Nova subscribers.

This information resulted from a tip we received a few days ago, pointing us in the direction of a new application called Google Connectivity Services.

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[Lollipop Feature Spotlight] VPN Clients Can Now Limit Access To Select Apps, Leaving Others To Connect To The Internet Directly

People regularly rely on Virtual Private Networks (VPN) to hide their activities from nosy governments, circumvent geographically restricted and region-locked services, and increase security on untrusted Wi-Fi networks. But the big problem with piping your communications through a secure digital tunnel is that it's an all-or-nothing deal – web browsing, IM chats, and email are all going over the wire to the same place. That can become a really serious issue for people that use an employer's VPN for work. With Android 5.0 Lollipop, VPN clients can finally offer granular control over which apps communicate over a secured network, and which apps connect to the Internet directly.

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TunnelBear VPN For Android Gets A Big Redesign With 232% More Cartoon Bears (And Other Things)

Sometimes you need to be a little sneaky to get around website blocks or regional restrictions. You know what's a sneaky animal? Okay, not a bear, but that's the de facto mascot of TunnelBear VPN anyway. Sure is cute, though. At any rate, the app has been updated with a new UI and features.

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