Opera launches version 8 with more security

Posted on Wednesday, April 20 2005 @ 0:37 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Browser maker Opera today launched version 8 of its internet browser. The new version offers better security against internet fraud and also presents a new voice technology.

Jon von Tetzchner, Opera's chief executive and co-founder, said that security is very important because that's the thing that makes people switch from other browsers like Microsoft Internet Explorer which holds 90 percent of the market.
"We hope people will switch because of security and stay because of the other features," he said. The security feature for Opera's new version 8 desktop computer browser gives extra information on the identity of suspicious sites.
The new version also offers a computer-voice that can read highlighted text from webpages. It should also be faster and has more ability to save and search webpages. Opera 8 also offers extra protection against phishing.

More details at Reuters

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