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  • I was just had a concern that I wanted to highlight. Firstly Opera is a great browser, it is my primary browser.

    It has many great privacy features - Send a Do Not Track header, Built in Adblocker, VPN.

    It is thus surprising to me, that such a privacy orientated browser, would have a built in mandatory website checker that sends the website you are going to, to a third party. There is no advance setting to switch this off. The only way I know of blocking it, is to use the HOSTS file and block the website it sends it to.

    This does seem at odds with their chosen take on privacy. So I was wondering if there were any plans to implement an advanced setting to stop the site checking.

    Also I did wonder where the data was being processed. Is it processed within the EU (where data regulations are pretty strict) or is it sent somewhere else where they may have more lax data regulations, for instance China. (I mention China because a chinese consortium, I believe, now has a majority stake in Opera).

  • @nothereforlong There is a setting for it. It says something about 'malicious web sites'.

  • Leo ... Thank you. I also wanted to turn that off.

  • @leocg Thank you for that! I never realised that. Many thanks once again. I must have missed it in one of the many updates for opera (been using it for years and years).

  • Topic closed as solved. If in up until to a month the author needs the thread to be reopened, just report it. briefly explaining the reason.

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