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Is incognito mode par with a VPN when it comes to anonymity?

  • So, Opera has recently introduced a new Incognito look, but I am always confused between Incognito mode and a VPN. I don't really get it that what's actually the difference between the two?

  • An incognito /private mode allows the user to hide its tracks locally while a VPN helps hiding the user location. Basically that's it.

  • I'm having the same issue with Opera browser crashing frequently in Incognito/private mode, since the latest update.

    As well, the VPN (Virtual Private Network) is not functioning properly. It won't connect and frequent error messages, "We are unable to connect to your location, please select another location. We apologize for the inconvenience."

    SurfEasy, located in Toronto, ON, Canada, says the company is no longer owned by Opera. When did Opera separate from SurfEasy? Is the VPN still a feature that Opera continues to maintain in its browser? Opera bought SurfEasy in 2015, and now apparently, SurfEasy is no longer owned by Opera. I like the use of the VPN and I hope that Opera continues providing Unlimited VPN.

  • @kvncnn Such issue is not being discussed in this topic. In fact, there's no issue being discussed here, the OP is just asking some information.

  • @leocg I'm new to the Opera forum. So you will excuse me if I don't know my way around just yet, and not be so hard on me.😥

  • It's his job - and mine - to try to keep posts on topic. Nothing personal there. Find a closer thread or start a new one. Or actually several, as your crash is not related to the other issue.