Opera VPN does not allow me to surf annonymously
mac29 last edited by
So I set the VPN button, yet when I surf websites can track how many articles I've read. How? If I've cleared all cookies, etc. in Windows 10 and I'm using VPN in Opera I should be able to surf with no cookies, supercookies or anything alerting a site who I am.
How can this be happening? Can I config something to stop being tracked?
blackbird71 last edited by
mac29 last edited by
OK, good to know leocg & blackbird,
But I swear I've read online somewhere that there's something that allows you to surf "anonymously". What would that be? I know it's not a Tor browser. If must have been something I could use in conjunction with Firefox or Opera.
It's the Proxy. Isn't there an easy way to use one of those in Opera? Anyone know a safe site if it's a plug-in or Add-on? Is softpedia safe?
blackbird71 last edited by blackbird71
@mac29 There are a lot of browsers, extensions, and accessories (VPNs, proxies, etc) that may claim to increase browsing anonymity, with actual results that may or may not really improve one's situation to some degree, depending on what a site is doing with its code technology and from whom one is seeking to protect their anonymity. However, in most cases, there is no perfect answer (even with Tor) that assures 100% anonymity against all types of betrayal of privacy or user tracking.
I've observed that, in trying to 'hide' from a visited website, the most effective techniques also tend to break the websites. One of the strategies used by some sites seeking to ID visitors is simply to deny access if they aren't able to derive legitimate-appearing data from the visitor, and there are various methods for them to test such data-legitimacy. I wish you the best results in your quest, but I have little optimism that any major success you may obtain will last, since websites (and their market affiliates) are constantly seeking new and 'improved' ways to enforce their paywalls and/or their user tracking.