Opera recently announced that it was adding a VPN feature to its popular web browser, allowing users increased privacy online by obscuring their location and browsing behaviour. Here are your options, including alternatives for Chrome, IE, Firefox, and even your smartphone and tablet. Best browser VPNs.
Best VPN browsers
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network and does pretty much what it says. Most people use VPNs for accessing websites that would otherwise be blocked, for whatever reason. Whether you want to add a layer of security through anonymity or you want to watch Netflix or another video service from a country in which it's not available, a VPN could help. You'll find more in-depth information in our Best VPN roundup.
These days, you can download a free web browser with built-in VPN capabilities, but for those, such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox which don't have this feature, you can install extensions or plug-ins to do the same job.
Another alternative is a standalone application which automatically routes all web traffic through a VPN. Many of the best VPNs aren't free, but there are lots of free options. On the following slides are a mixture of paid and free choices.