Brave is Spyware

Please address the following article featuring testing indicating Brave is spyware:

That page is a bit repetitive: it’s only about five ideas, but repeating them so much that they get a three-screen long page.

Basically, they say:

1- Autoupdates cannot be disabled (I’m not sure what they mean, because Brave lets me postpone updates, or even skip them --if the claim is about your browser notifying of its version anytime you start it, well, it’s true, but I wouldn’t consider that as “spyware”).

2- Whitelisting spyware from Facebook and Twitter (Hrmmm??? Is that page serious or joking? I mean, what on Earth is that page talking about Facebook or Twitter if their topic is spyware? Is it claiming that you can be an anti-spyware advocate, yet at the same time have an account at Facebook and Twitter? Nonsense. At the same time, I can understand that Brave tries to be functional to people who --for reasons completely unknown to me-- decide to waste their time and lose their privacy at Facebook or Twitter, so perhaps it needs to whitelist some spyware, but even in that case it makes sense: if you don’t care about your privacy, you cannot teach lessons on spyware).

3- Supposedly list of partners (Honestly, this is the only thing where that page may hold a point: I admit I don’t like the idea of the browser having partners that show through the source code or the requests).

4- Google is the default search engine (I don’t think this is a point: as a matter of fact, I use DDG most of the time, but still, there are some searches where DDG still fails, and you need Google: in these cases, using Google through a browser that aims to protect privacy makes a lot of sense IMHO).

5- Brave’s start page contains analytics which can be disabled, as that page acknowledges (And the problem with the request shown is?)

You think Duck Duck Go isn’t spyware? IEEE 802.15.4

You sound like you’ve been jabbed.