Include VPN In Browser



  • I would like to see a free VPN connections available in the web browser instead of having to install third party software to get this feature. I do not often need a VPN so I cannot justify the monthly fees for such services but when I do it would be nice to know it is built into Vivaldi.


  • Vivaldi Team

    @simonwhite:

    I would like to see a free VPN connections available in the web browser instead of having to install third party software to get this feature. I do not often need a VPN so I cannot justify the monthly fees for such services but when I do it would be nice to know it is built into Vivaldi.

    So let me try to understand. You would like a (free) VPN service built into the browser? If so there's more to it than what goes in the browser. We would have to provide the server side of the VPN equation as well which isn't a trivial undertaking! :) And if you want it to be free it would be even harder. Would you be willing to pay anything at all, or is free a requirement? It would be a very interesting feature/service to be able to offer, but as you probably understand it has to be paid for somehow. I will think about this some more to if there's a way it could be done.

    //C



  • Meanwhile Opera ships with free VPN client
    http://www.ghacks.net/2016/04/21/opera-free-vpn-client/

    Offtop: how to post full url link with http? :huh:



  • …and the VPN server is going thru China. I don't see how having a free VPN in the browser make secure. I am assuming you want to be secure?



  • Yes I would be willing to pay for the service.



  • I do not often need a VPN so I cannot justify the monthly fees for such services

    Me too. In my case, an excellent solution is a pay-as-you-go VPN service. (The two I know of charge around $15/30GB.) If Vivaldi adds VPN service, it would be nice to have that option.



  • Hi

    I just added the free Hot Spot VPN Chrome extension to Vivaldi and it works just fine so now I have a free VPN.

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hotspot-shield-free-vpn-p/nlbejmccbhkncgokjcmghpfloaajcffj/reviews

    Simon



  • Hello friends:

    I would like this, too. I don't know about it having to be "free". Everything cost something, so I would be willing to pay a reasonable amount, too. What's important to me, in particular, is to be able to easily toggle it On/Off (like in Opera-beta). Nice job on Vivaldi, by the way. Thank you for this. :cheer: :)



  • Seems to me like something that will cost too much, will bloat the browser and not many will use. Although, it will be actually cool if a (any)browser's built-in VPN service can work per-tab, not for all tabs.

    I would still use an extension or install something, like Tunnel Bear.


  • Moderator

    I guess such useful feature as VPN for Vivaldi will come too, good privacy is a concern for Vivaldi devs and browser users. But i cant tell you what will come and when it will come.



  • Personally I can't suggest using free services as encryption and security is very essential for me, https://www.vpnanswers.com/top-vpn-providers-2016/ this is my reliable vpn service it is cheap and highly secured.



  • I certainly mean no disrespect to V Devs, but whilst [/because] privacy & security are priority items for me, & a VPN is a rather different technology to a browser, i would simply not wish to trust / rely on any browser's claimed proxy or VPN. I would disable that function in the putative browser, & instead continue using my carefully chosen paid commercial specialist VPN. Not only would that make me feel more confident that i am as secure as i could reasonably expect in these NSA/GCHQ/ASIO days in my default browser, it also would cover me when i launch other browsers, my desktop email client, all my programs, etc. Personally i don't understand why it seems some people think an in-house browser-specific VPN/proxy would be adequate.



  • Seems a little less likely atm. Opera is free but there are arguments out there why one can't really call it a "vpn." Also, the other issue is cost associated with the servers. Take example of one paid service i'm using atm, Ivacy vpn, they have servers spread out in several places and based on what i know and can think of, server maintenance does incur cost. Digressing a little, there are freebies out there but most of them also offer paid versions and if you've ever used both free and free versions of any of them, you'll be able to tell the difference and guess why there's a fee attached to them. I think Avira also came up with vpn of some sort but i'm not sure how that works, or if its exclusive to paid users only.


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