Opera 50 unveils a host of new and improved features, including anti-bitcoin mining protection

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Opera Software has released Opera 50.0, the latest version of its Chromium-based browser for Windows, Mac and Linux. As befitting such a landmark release, Opera 50 is packed full of new features. Chief among these is the addition of an anti-Bitcoin mining tool, but there’s also support for both Chromecast and Oculus Rift VR headsets, better protection for browsing sessions after crashes, and a major upgrade to its VPN service. Bitcoin mining involves leaving hidden scripts on web pages that utilizes user PCs to mine for Bitcoins on behalf of others. Symptoms can include sudden spikes in CPU and temperature,…

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