I m not even worried about it anymore since I use Vivaldi now. I had to switch because Opera was not listening to its users, now Vivaldi is kicking Opera's S. They brought back Notes, Side bar, Opera got scared and they brought it back too.
I always wanted to use Opera forever, cant believe I left Opera after almost 10 years. Good bye Opera, Hello Vivaldi.
It's very simple to stop opera site-check from accessing your private information.
Get a new browser
Get a network filter eg. Little Snitch (mac) or Antivirus eg. (AVG) or directly edit your firewall settings and add http://sitecheck2.opera.com to deny connections, that way everytime sitecheck attempts to access your browsing, privacy... It fails.
NO it's not like as easy.
if you block the fucking sitecheck domain in little snitch, opera isn't really useable anymore!!!!!!
it's unbelievable and without words......
there's really NO single browser out there (for os x), who is not overload with tons of plugin shit, animation shit, extension shit etc. plus every developer thoughts, every chimpanzees needs the option to work with their software.
if the user isn't able to understand a pc, internet and the traffic, then it's their pitch!
or why do the fuck we need a driving test???????
if not, there'll be millions of killed people on the streets EVERY day, cause the mass is dumb and will be dumb if they doesn't want to learn!!!
that's what life is for, among other things off course
While I'm personally sticking with 7, there's no reason anyone has to upgrade from XP, just because MS is no longer updating it. If it works for you, and does everything you need it to, then that's all that matters. It's the same advice I give customers of mine who ask how often they should upgrade their PC. It's when it no longer does what they need it to do. Likewise with upgrading your OS.
Bad advice. The various security features of each Win OS (a significant percentage---probably the majority---of which the average user is unaware of) have for years been superior to their predecessors. That alone is reason enough to upgrade.