Opera's free VPN is now available in its main desktop browser After testing out a built-in VPN in the beta version earlier this year, the company is now rolling out the same service on its main software stream. That means if you download the latest version of the browser, Opera 40, you get a free VPN with unlimited data. To activate it, just head to Preferences or Settings in the browser, go to Security & Privacy, and check the box marked "Enable VPN." You can click the VPN logo in the browser's address bar to monitor your data usage and change which country you're routing your traffic through. (Choices are limited to the US, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, and Singapore.) However, if you were hoping to, say, watch a bit of US Netflix from outside the country, don't bother — the video streaming service has already blocked Opera's proxies.