Windows 10: Opera browser any good since being bought out by chinese ?

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  1.    12 Jan 2017 #1

    Opera browser any good since being bought out by Qihoo 360


    Hi is the browser any good i see it has a number of perks that sound pretty good to me , but i was just reading it was bought out by a chinese consortium, so was wondering can it be trusted anymore ? anyhow let me know if it's still worth giving a try or if it's best to avoid , edit rephrased it's actually owned by Qihoo 360 is China's' top internet and mobile security firm. whom i have read has an unsavory reputation of foul play, fraud and dirty tricks.
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       12 Jan 2017 #2

    Tonyb said: View Post
    ... or if its best to avoid it since the chinese bought it.
    Just out of curiosity, how is the owner's nationality relevant? Most of iPhones are made in China, American IBM sold its PC business to Chinese Lenovo over 10 years ago and people, including you in USA are still buying Lenovo computers.

    Russian Kaspersky Lab's antivirus and security products are popular, as well as Finnish F-Secure's. Most smartphones and computers are today made in China, South Korea, Japan and so on, generally speaking in Asia. Google has its roots in Russia through one of its founders.

    Opera is a good browser, regardless from which country its current owners come from.

    Kari
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  3.    12 Jan 2017 #3

    nationality is not important i rephased the artical to reflect what i read in this artical so makes me wonder if its still good to try out after readint this. Top Story: If you use a certain browser, the Chinese now own it | Komando.com
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       13 Jan 2017 #5

    You could also look at Neon. I just installed it.
    Opera Neon – The future of web browsers? | Opera
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  6.    13 Jan 2017 #6

    Yes but still owned bu that same company i guess maybe its ok just makes me wonder a company with a shady past wants with a browser.
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       13 Jan 2017 #7

    I am using Opera Neon now on 15007x64 Pro. It is working well so far.
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  8.    13 Jan 2017 #8

    so you all are saying it should be ok to use even being bought out by this company if so i install it as a second browser .
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       14 Jan 2017 #9

    Kari said: View Post
    Just out of curiosity, how is the owner's nationality relevant? Most of iPhones are made in China, American IBM sold its PC business to Chinese Lenovo over 10 years ago and people, including you in USA are still buying Lenovo computers.

    Russian Kaspersky Lab's antivirus and security products are popular, as well as Finnish F-Secure's. Most smartphones and computers are today made in China, South Korea, Japan and so on, generally speaking in Asia. Google has its roots in Russia through one of its founders.

    Opera is a good browser, regardless from which country its current owners come from.

    Kari
    My UK bank actually gives me a free licence for Kaspersky Internet Security. Of course, nobody is concerned about the backdoors built into US software to enable security agencies to eavesdrop!
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  10.    14 Jan 2017 #10

    yes lots of backdoors in lots of things, or software these days but do you think its ok to use i like the idea of a vpn built into it and so forth but this company who bought it seems on the level and then off the level from what i read about it, some say they are good some say they are bad.
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