Date: 23:57:10 on Friday, April 07, 2017
Name: Looneytoons
Subject: So far...everything still works...

I have not had ANY trouble with the VPN. No sites have rejected me, and everything operates pretty much as it always has.

If the moderators here at ODD were to look at me right now, however, they would show me as posting from somewhere in Canada, because I have the exit point (where you leave the encrypted tunnel) set to Canada. I noticed immediately that my Google News page now shows the weather forecast in Centigrade rather than Fahrenheit!

One thing which I did encounter, however, was when I tried to get into Gmail, Google wouldn't let me in without jumping through an extra security process. I'm guessing it wondered how I was able to check my mail from the vicinity of Portland, Oregon one minute, and then from Canada a few minutes later.

I satisfied the security protocol, and I don't think I'll have to do that again. Google is pretty good about learning about your habits, and incorporating them.

If you us Netflix, you will probably have to disable the VPN (which is easily done with a single click) in order to get the movie streaming to work. Netflix is nervous about people who try to use a VPN to access content which is not supposed to be available in their country, so they block VPN connections if they can identify them. And they can definitely identify Opera's VPN.

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