So a couple of days ago I enabled ads for Brave Rewards. According to the brave://rewards page
“Earn tokens by viewing Brave Ads. Ads presented are based on your interests, as inferred from your browsing behavior.”
This seems to be a very incorrect statement. My browser keeps showing me ads related to cryptocurrencies, and only cryptocurrencies, which is very weird, considering that I have never opened a single cryptocurrency-related page with Brave. With this system even the number of crypto-related news articles I’ve checked can be counted with fingers of one hand.
So could someone please explain how is it again that ads shown to me are based on browser behavior? They certainly aren’t related to my browsing behavior, so is the privacy-oriented browser connecting to some crypto-related resources behind my back, or are some advertisers paying to have their ads shown?
What OS/Brave version are you using?
|Brave||1.19.92 Chromium: 88.0.4324.152 (Official Build) (x86_64)|
|OS||macOS Version 10.14.6 (Build 18G7016)|