Opera GX introduces new feature to scrub your browsing history if you die

Opera GX, the world’s first gaming browser, has introduced an innovative feature called “Fake My History.” This feature is designed to provide users with a clean slate, effectively erasing their browsing history and replacing it with a curated list of high-quality content after two weeks of inactivity.

“In life, there are no saves, respawns, or checkpoints – anything can happen. When it does, what will you be remembered for? The Lara Croft body pillow you ordered online? With ‘Fake My History,’ we’re wiping the slate clean and replacing your scandalous digital shenanigans with a totally fake version of your browsing past,” said Maciej Kocemba, Product Director, Opera GX.

 “Fake My History” is designed to save you in case someone pops your computer open after you haven’t used it in a while or, god forbid, you die. It replaces the user’s browsing history with a selection of intellectual and sophisticated content. From the release:

As a parting gift, Opera GX will graciously replace your browsing history with an entirely fictional, yet surprisingly pleasant, version – in case your nosy partner, parent or roommate opens Opera GX and sneaks a posthumous peek at your history, they can marvel at your bogus yet impeccable online tastes and the charmingly fictional exploits that fill your digital past. Bask in the glory of a phony yet plausibly sanitized browsing history that rivals the innocent escapades of the internet’s most virtuous users with fake web searches like “local volunteer opportunities,” “free online courses for personal growth,” “how to encourage voting in my community,” “how to build a birdhouse,” and more upstanding queries that would make your grandma proud.

This allows users to maintain their privacy while also presenting a curated, intellectual persona to anyone who might see their browsing history. In addition to this, the feature also includes a ‘Boss Button’, which, when pressed, instantly replaces all open tabs with work-related content. This can be particularly useful for those who find themselves gaming or browsing non-work-related content during work hours. Opera GX’s new feature is a testament to the increasing importance of digital privacy and the innovative ways in which technology companies are responding to this demand. By giving users the ability to control their digital footprints, Opera GX is setting a new standard for privacy in the digital age.

John Biggs

John Biggs is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and maker. He spent fifteen years as an editor for Gizmodo, CrunchGear, and TechCrunch and has a deep background in hardware startups, 3D printing, and blockchain. His work has appeared in Men’s Health, Wired, and the New York Times.

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