I've been using Opera from a long time ago. I was used to secure browser, so I didn't need to concern much about doing something behind my back, or do something insecure, without asking me first. But now by using new versions based on Chromium project, something has changed. Not only rendering engine, core or whatsoever. But I'm starting to have feeling, that also whole concept of dealing with security is starting to break down.
I discover some times back, that Opera is sending request to site "sitecheck2.opera.com". It's so called Fraud check for current opening site. So basically any site I visit, can be logged to opera servers!!! So basically browser send request to this page with link you're opening in parameter. This is example of request:
From this opera can track your browsing. And this request are HTTP. At lest you should use HTTPS, while sending links in parameters. Also use safer POST requests.
So please, stop doing things I didn't enabled!!! And add option to disable this Fraud check requests, with default to DISABLED!
And sure. You can argue, that this is just little thing. And even, that these requests are secure. But what concerns me, is that you are making decisions on your own! And this is really not something that I'd like!!! And from this point, any software, that does something behind my back is dangerous. Because now it's just small requests. You can even say for my security (the hell it's not !!!). But from my point it means, that one day, there could be much worse things to concerns about. And I don't need for everyday use product, to use network analysing tools to see what product is doing, and then use firewall to disable it. This is the way product is burden for me, not something to make my life easier.
So take this as warning, that this is wrong way. For now I disabled this in my firewall. But you're really starting to lose points, while doing these kind of decisions :(.
Long time Opera user, but really not happy one with changes I can see lately :(...