After reading a paper on browsers and the information they relay, I was pretty pissed to see what Firefox sent, but impressed with what Brave sent so I thought about moving over.
That was a couple weeks ago and today I just decided to install Brave and give it a a go.
Having been unable to block google from storing cookies in my browser on Firefox, despite all attempts and blocks put in place, the first thing I decided to do with Brave is block google f*ing cookies… only too see an “accounts.google.com” entry that “always allowed” google cookies, and even worse, clicking “Remove” does… NOTHING! There’s also a firebaseapp.com in there, which is also impossible to remove. How lovely!
I then try adjusting the browser to how I like it to appear… the “customise toolbar” button on Firefox, only to see that… it doesn’t exist!.. You cannot customise your own toolbar! How lovely!
You cannot even enable a fking MENU BAR!
I don’t want all this crap on my browser and I want to put the browser buttons where I’ve had them since I started browsing the internet. But I can’t do that… not allowed!
End result (after 5 mins of testing) - BRAVE UNINSTALLED
I value my privacy and would very much like to start using Brave because of the fking crap that Mozilla is up to with my IP address, constantly sending it to their servers.
But I actually value my convenience a tiny bit more, and in this toss up between having my IP address sent to Mozilla servers on a constant basis, and having my hands tied with my browsers customisation, I am sad to say that I choose Mozilla.
You cant even choose your own new tab page and need an extension to do it if you want a custom one.
Brave seems like a great browser with regards to privacy, even confirmed with extensive tests.
But then you tie up everyone’s hands and shove set layouts and formats down peoples throats… customisation disabled, menu bar disabled… so disappointing… the only browser that offers good privacy takes away your freedom.