Opera buys privacy company

tim-cook-securityOpera Software bought a Canadian company called SurfEasy, for an undisclosed amount.

SurfEasy has a VPN (virtual private network) system aimed at securing smartphones, tablets and PCs, Opera said.

A VPN adds an extra level of net security to filter traffic between the web nd devices.

Opera said that over 90 percent of US net users are now worried about their online privacy and want to protect themselves when they’re online.

Opera, which has 350 million users worldwide said that privacy and security has always kept that as its top priority

The CEO of Opera, Lars Boilesen, said more and more people are looking for security on phones and other devices.

The said Opera will collaborate with the SurfEasy team to create joint products, using the Opera browser as the basic foundation for the collaboration.