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    Red face Facebook buying Opera?

    This is just a rumor at the moment, but apparently Facebook is going to buy Opera and create their own browser.

    http://thenextweb.com/insider/2012/0...-what-we-know/

    Thoughts?

    As a loyal Opera user, this would be devastating. I despise facebook and certainly dont want my entire web experience to be a facebook one. Who knows what kind of info the browser would collect.

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    Re: Facebook buying Opera???

    $YOUR_USERNAME s/n/c = my reaction.

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    Re: Facebook buying Opera???

    If they continue to distribute and develop the browser it's business as usual and no worries, they may make the browser better something it desperately needs.
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    Re: Facebook buying Opera???

    I don't use facebook or any social sites like it, short of the UF, and the IRC , and occasionally use opera, I doubt much will change.





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    Re: Facebook buying Opera???

    That's a surprising move; don't Facebook already have a browser, Rockmelt?

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    Re: Facebook buying Opera???

    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiNZ View Post
    If they continue to distribute and develop the browser it's business as usual and no worries, they may make the browser better something it desperately needs.
    Opera is closed source, if Facebook buys it, who knows what kind of stuffs Facebook will put in. We have seen countless lawsuits against those evercookies Facebook planted in other browsers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Face-Ache View Post
    That's a surprising move; don't Facebook already have a browser, Rockmelt?
    RockMelt does not belong to Facebook.

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    Re: Facebook buying Opera???

    Quote Originally Posted by zombifier25 View Post
    Opera is closed source, if Facebook buys it, who knows what kind of stuffs Facebook will put in. We have seen countless lawsuits against those evercookies Facebook planted in other browsers.


    RockMelt does not belong to Facebook.
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    Re: Facebook buying Opera???

    Quote Originally Posted by zombifier25 View Post
    Opera is closed source, if Facebook buys it, who knows what kind of stuffs Facebook will put in. We have seen countless lawsuits against those evercookies Facebook planted in other browsers.
    Tracking cookies are easily removed, most browsers have a add on to do this at the least, FF has better privacy, but if a user is really worried I suspect they can be found no matter what.





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    Re: Facebook buying Opera???

    Quote Originally Posted by zombifier25 View Post
    RockMelt does not belong to Facebook.
    Ahh okay, i didn't know that. I just assumed because of it's Facebook integration that it was part of their evil empire

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    Re: Facebook buying Opera???

    Oh noes it is the evil Microsoft/Oracle/Apple/Novel/Google/Facebook/Canonical/wonderwhoisgoingtobenext ...

    Opera has lost the browser war... it gave FF a good go and now everyone looses to Chrome. Sometimes money is what is needed to get things going again. Seems logical that Facebook is trying to fight Google on all fronts as Google and others are directly taking on Facebook.

    Business as usual.


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