RE: Sync passphrase does nothing?
Well, i can't access/view my passwords on that page
What about all of your other synced data? As I mentioned above, the setup for Sync says, "encrypt all synced data with your own master passphrase." It does not say, "only your passwords will be encrypted," which is what it used to say. Then it was updated. When I signed up, it said, "all synced data will be encrypted," just as it says today. If it had not said "all data," I would never have signed up.
Interesting, I didn't know that page existed. Clearly, Opera is just reusing the sync engine from Chrome (or Chromium), because that page looks virtually identical in Opera as does its counterpart in Chrome. The one key differentiator: the part that details "encrypted types." In Opera it only says passwords, whereas Chrome lists, "Bookmarks, Preferences, Passwords, Autofill Profiles, Autofill, Autofill Wallet Metadata, Themes, Typed URLs, Extensions, Search Engines, Sessions, Apps, App settings, Extension settings, App Notifications, Dictionary, Favicon Images, Favicon Tracking, Articles, App List, WiFi Credentials."
So, Opera actually is lying after all. The setup says that all data will be encrypted, but they're only encrypting passwords. So, is this deliberate deception, or just a bug? Either way, it's a massive privacy violation.