In case you missed it:
The Brave web browser is funded by venture capital and sells advertising space to replace the ads it blocks.
Here's their ad-sales site:
"funded by Founders Fund, Foundation Capital, Propel Venture Partners, Pantera Capital, DCG, Danhua Capital, and Huiyin Blockchain Venture among others."
You might want to consider other options if you still use #Brave.
(via @hypolite )
I have people ask me why I don't use brave and they are totally caught off guard when I make mention of this stuff, it is shocking how well their marketing for it has worked.
For what it's worth, switching.social's current recommendation is Firefox with mBlock Origin (not mBlock) and Privacy Badger. These are relatively effective and easy to use.
You should also switch off error reporting from the settings menu, and, if you're comfortable with it, edit the about:config to remove the telemetry URLs.
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Brendan Eich (former co-founder of Mozilla) and current CEO of Brave donated $1000 to support Prop 8 in California, which passed banning gay marriage in California.
I have yet to run into anyone running this fork of Chrome, but if I do, its likely they hate me!
@switchingsocial How unethical. Making money off of others’ content?
@switchingsocial It's not a recent news -- to me. That's already written on its Wikipedia article for a long time.
Firefox with mBlock Origin and Privacy Badger add-ons installed.
Also, turn off the error reporting in the settings menu, and (if you are comfortable with it) delete the telemetry URLs from the about:config page.
@switchingsocial ok already done that :) i use disconnect & canvas blocker too
Yes, thanks for correction.
One of the investors is Peter "drink the blood of the young" Thiel:
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