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    Default Brave Browser Query

    A friend has recently moved to Brave Browser and is very happy with it.
    I am on latest versions of Win 10. I currently use (for various purposes) the latest 64 bit versions of browsers Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera.

    Before I "charge ahead" and download Brave does any one have any comments about it?
    Also am I muddying waters too much by using so many different browsers?

    Guidance please

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    Default Re: Brave Browser Query

    it removes ads from websites & substitutes its own ads. Allegedly

    Seems like a dodgy business practice
    That alone was the reason I'd never use it

    so more hype than fact ?

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    Default Re: Brave Browser Query

    https://www.computerworld.com/articl...om-rivals.html

    ""Your plan to use our content to sell your advertising is indistinguishable from a plan to steal our content to publish on your own website ((emphasis in original," lawyers for 17 newspaper publishers wrote in a cease-and-desist letter to Brave Software in April 2016."

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    Default Re: Brave Browser Query

    I use Brave but purely to run Facebook on it's own on Brave so that it doesn't invade my privacy

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    Default Re: Brave Browser Query

    https://www.computerworld.com/articl...om-rivals.html

    An in depth article on it.
    Basically Chromium under the hood.

    Can't really see the point if it just substitutes it's own ads and am not fond of Chromium, I have Firefox and actual Chrome on my Linux...
    Ex-pctek

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    Default Re: Brave Browser Query

    Quote Originally Posted by Ofthesea View Post
    I use Brave but purely to run Facebook on it's own on Brave so that it doesn't invade my privacy
    Want privacy , dont use FB. Its that simple
    if you use the internet , you dont have privacy. FULL STOP. Using another browser wont change that.

    Your emails : they are scanned and analyzed , if its gmail(and some others) then your email is scanned and data used to target adverts to you.
    The NZ GOVT passed a law requiring NZ email hosts to copy and save your email in case a govt dept wants a look at what youve been up to.

    Your smartphones collect data . Thats why Android apps want permissions to things they dont need.
    Windows10 collects data . Even your printer is collecting data & sending that back to the mothership .
    Your smart TV , collects data . One brand of TV was caught recording conversations & sending that to 3rd parties
    Yes, even your TV is spying on you .

    VPN services are all to willing to collect data on your usage & give that to authorities , despite how they market their VPN service .
    Brave Browser (and others) , snake oil . We've been conned. Dont believe the hype .

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    Default Re: Brave Browser Query

    Want privacy , dont use FB. Its that simple if you use the internet , you dont have privacy. FULL STOP
    That says it all Really. NOTHING is private on FB. AND they Do keep everything for years, had "anniversaries " pop up from 10 years ago with posts back then.

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    Default Re: Brave Browser Query

    Thanks, everyone for your helpful comments.

    I shall not bother to try Brave browser

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    Default Re: Brave Browser Query

    I have been using Brave as my primary browser for the past 6 months.

    I prefer it over any of the others out there

    Tor browser looks interesting.

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    Default Re: Brave Browser Query

    A PC Tech. put it on this lappy and have just tried it, seems to load things pretty quick.

    Might slow down with constant use perhaps.

    Use all those CC, MWB and others' on the other isps'.

    lurking.

    ps. shame MS is not as speedy, but then that man has been in the divorce courts for two years now, so what do we expect.

    lurks.

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