Quote:Former Mozilla CEO Chased Off by SJWs Announces New Internet Browser ‘Brave’
Brave is a new browser that aims to “fix the Web.” How? By blocking everything except the content you explicitly want. That means no ads, no cookies, nothing that you haven’t personally requested from the Internet. [...]
Brave browsers block everything: initial signaling/analytics scripts that start the programmatic advertising “dirty pipe”, impression-tracking pixels, and ad-click confirmation signals. By default Brave will insert ads only in a few standard-sized spaces. We find those spaces via a cloud robot (so users don’t have to suffer, even a few canaries per screen size-profile, with ad delays and battery draining). We will target ads based on browser-side intent signals phrased in a standard vocabulary, and without a persistent user id or highly re-identifiable cookie.
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Let's face it, Chrome and the new Edge browser that ships with WIndows 10 are spywareish, and if you care to do a bit of research, you can find out the specifics.
I don't make that statement based on opinion.
Chrome has become so hideous, it's blocking CSS on random sites across the web.
Firefox has become a lumbering midget that adopted an Internet Exploder interface. Microsoft even got rid of it. Edge has a Chrome like interface.
FF picked up a lousy idea, copied the screwed up abomination and called it a day.
I signed up this morning to beta test Brave. https://www.brave.com/
I'll report my initial impressions.
It's high time someone came along to challenge the so called big players.
Whilst I'm at it, I can't say enough about Vivaldi. https://vivaldi.com/
It's in Beta 2. Still has a few rough edges, but some forward thinking that I've never seen before.
Vivaldi was started by people who left Opera because of the direction it's moving.
Vivaldi uses Chrome plugins, so the usual assorted adblocker, Privacy Badger, and most other addons work flawlessly.
Vivaldi has plans in the works for a built in mail client as well.
I understand Mozilla is phasing out Thunderbird, and like FF, tis a resource hog.
People are reluctant to change browsers, but when you begin to realize the standard fare has become crap, it's time to explore some alternatives.
The more solid choices we have, the better.