[Opera Tip] Disable Personalized News Recommendations on Start Page
In newer versions of অপেরা web browser, latest news articles are shown on the Start page which is also known as New Tab page or Speed Dials page. These news articles show latest news from various sponsored websites around the world.
We told you how to disable the news articles display on Start page in Opera in following article:
If you like the latest news showing on Opera start page and have not turned off them yet in your web browser, you should immediately read this article.
Now Opera has started showing personalized news recommendations on Start page. These personalized news are shown using an improved, AI-driven news-retrieving mechanism. To show personalized news, Opera needs to gather statistics on your news usage and your feedback about the articles.
To be able to collect usage data, Opera displays a notification at the bottom-right corner of the screen asking for your permission to allow Opera to collect your usage data. Opera mentions that the collected data is anonymized and it can’t be used to track the information back to you. No personal data is collected. According to the terms notification, Opera gathers information on the frequency and the length of time you spend on a news article from the personal news page.
Following is a screenshot of the notification message:
Opera provides two buttons “হাঁ" এবং "Now Now” to accept or decline the terms. If you click on “Yes” button, Opera starts collecting and sending your usage data to its servers to show personalized news recommendations. If you click on “Now Now” button, Opera doesn’t collect the usage data but it may show the alert again after some time asking for your consent.
Now there might be situations when you accidentally clicked on “Yes” button in the notification and later you want to stop Opera from collecting your usage data. Or you may want to permanently disable this personalized news recommendations feature so that Opera will never show the terms notification again on Start page.
Thankfully Opera provides an option in Settings page to enable/disable sending of usage data to show personalized news on Start page.
If you want to block Opera to collect and send your news usage data, following steps will help you:
1. Launch Opera web browser, click on Opera Menu button and then click on সেটিংস option. Alternatively you can directly launch Settings page by pressing Alt+P কি একসাথে
2. Now scroll down to bottom on settings page and click on “অগ্রসর"লিঙ্ক। এটা উন্নত সেটিংস অপশন প্রদর্শন করব।
3. "গোপনীয়তা এবং সুরক্ষা” section, set the option “Send news usage data to improve personalization"যাও বন্ধ.
That’s it. It’ll completely disable the personalized news recommendations feature in Opera and Opera will never collect and send your news usage data to its servers.
দ্রষ্টব্য: You can also disable “ট্রেন্ডিং ওয়েবসাইটগুলি সম্পর্কে ডেটা পাঠিয়ে অপেরা পরিষেবাদিকে উন্নত করতে সহায়তা করুন" এবং "ইতিহাসের উপর ভিত্তি করে সংবাদগুলিতে প্রস্তাবিত উত্সগুলির জন্য চিত্রগুলি আনুন"অপশন।
বিঃদ্রঃ: There are many other options available under “গোপনীয়তা এবং সুরক্ষা” section on Settings page which can be disabled to improve your privacy in Opera web browser.