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gm66

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The Brave browser
« on: December 18, 2019, 01:56:05 PM »
Enjoying it so far : https://brave.com/
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Re: The Brave browser
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2019, 03:16:21 PM »
Saw an article recently that said Brave was the best   found it

Care About Privacy and Security? Brave Should Be Your Browser of Choice
https://www.digitaltrends.com/web/brave-browser-review/

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Re: The Brave browser
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2019, 06:02:48 PM »
I'm trying Brave on an underpowered W10 tablet/laptop I used to use for travel.  Chrome would only run a few minutes before crashing hard.  So far, all my required extensions seem to work a-ok and it is peppy. I'm impressed.

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Re: The Brave browser
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2019, 09:00:41 PM »
RC, I'd be curious to see how Brave compares to Chromium (the open source version of Chrome) for you on that machine.

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Re: The Brave browser
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2019, 10:16:10 PM »
Wikipedia says Brave is based on Chromium.  Do you think straight Chromium would be even faster/lighter?

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Re: The Brave browser
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2020, 02:46:11 PM »
Brave browser now automatically points to Wayback Machine on 404 - The Verge
https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/26/21154096/brave-browser-wayback-machine-404-internet-archive-lost-pages

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Re: The Brave browser
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2020, 05:24:44 PM »
Started using it. I'm surprised how ingrained my habits are. I still push on that same Chrome button.

Also using Firefox more.

I ended up on Chrome because for a long time every other browser either crashed constantly on me or was IE. Now I find that pretty much every browser works well including Edge.

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Re: The Brave browser
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2020, 07:16:14 PM »
As mentioned, Brave has allowed me to salvage an old, *weak* laptop to use as a travel machine.  It also runs my go-to Chrome extensions.  I'm fairly impressed, but haven't switched to it on my daily machines.

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Mozilla Makes DNS Over HTTPS The Default For Firefox Users | Ubergizmo
https://www.ubergizmo.com/2020/02/firefox-dns-over-https-default/?utm_source=mainrss
 

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Re: The Brave browser
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2020, 07:40:35 PM »
Brave deemed most private browser in terms of 'phoning home' | ZDNet
https://www.zdnet.com/article/brave-deemed-most-private-browser-in-terms-of-phoning-home/

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Re: The Brave browser
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2020, 08:17:18 PM »
Reading this on Brave right now. It's actually unnervingly like Chrome (not surprisingly given the guts). I often forget.

Generally, Brave on the default settings is much more functional than Chrome all locked down with Privacy Badger and uBlock Origin. I don't know how the privacy compares in that case though.

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Re: The Brave browser
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2020, 05:22:58 PM »

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Re: The Brave browser
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2020, 03:54:35 AM »
https://twitter.com/cryptonator1337/status/1269201480105578496

Brave browser is injecting affiliate code into links.


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Re: The Brave browser
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2020, 11:05:31 AM »
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We hijack nothing, no link rewriting. But what is more, based on user feedback, we are flipping the default on Brave site suggestions to “off”, even though it was aimed at showing the value of omnibox Binance affiliation where, if it worked, we would share back with users via BAT. Good job tanking this effort, and helping Chrome cement Google’s monopoly. (Firefox is dead.)

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23441605
https://twitter.com/brendaneich/status/1269512276605759489?s=21

You can turn the ads off on Brave. If they are on, you earn BAT which you can give to websites you visit which can, in theory be turned into money.

There are a lot schemes out there for rewarding websites without ads and it seems like the problem is adoption. None of them have hit the takeoff point where I get an ad-free, tracking-free pass to the web, but which costs me a few cents per pageview. That, to me, is Brave's big idea, but the problem is getting from here to there.

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Re: The Brave browser
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2020, 11:10:45 AM »
Which sounds rather different from

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We are a Binance affiliate, we refer users via the opt-in trading widget on the new tab page, but autocomplete should not add any code ... The autocomplete default was inspired by search query clientid attribution that all browsers do, but unlike keyword queries, a typed-in URL should go to the domain named, without any additions. Sorry for this mistake — we are clearly not perfect, but we correct course quickly."

https://www.pcmag.com/news/brave-browser-caught-redirecting-users-through-affiliate-links

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Re: The Brave browser
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2020, 10:17:34 PM »
Brave CEO apologises for adding affiliate links to URLs – Naked Security
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/06/09/brave-ceo-apologises-for-adding-affiliate-links-to-urls/