What you can gather doesn't seem to be very useful either since the quoted number is correct. It's the number of employees reported by Opera to the authorities. But maybe in your conspiracy, Opera manipulates those numbers to lie to the authorities for some unknown, sinister reason?
How is the current management different from the previous management? Didn't the previous management fire anyone? Oh, they did? And they made up some BS reason to justify it?
Do you know what the reason is stated to be this time around, or did you just assume that they are firing random people to strike fear in people's hearts?
Edit: Regarding people living in fear, here's one of the former employees speaking out:
"The process, from Opera’s side, was done, IMO, very professionally and the severance package we were offered was voluntary as well as substantial."
Are you seriously suggesting that the company is using threats of physical violence to shut former employees up?
Who cares about the founder? He previously said he wouldn't necessarily block an acquisition. And if Opera wanted to be acquired, why are they doing business like usual, and even buying up other companies?
I'll respond to this if I know who I'm talking to.