My favorite feature of the Dissenter browser

When you click on Help it loads this URL: https://support.brave.com/hc/en-us

It is not a well polished browser yet, just like when Brave started out it has a lot of chrome links in it.

I know Brave is not happy they forked Brave to make Dissenter but I am happy that they did since Brave is the best browser to fork after all. Now those who want a a privacy friendly, anti-censorship browser have two options which is Brave and Dissenter. And Brave is the one I prefer but choices are always nice to have! There are lots of browser out there but they lack in privacy, and trust when it comes to censorship.

Agreed on all counts. Funny to click on Help for a browser and have the Help for another browser display, tho. Talk about “not well polished.”

I was looking at Dissenter out of curiosity, as the issue of being able to comment on every webpage (including those where comments have been disabled) is a preoccupation I don’t have. I wondered how people were making use of it.

Interesting about Brave not being happy. Where have the Brave developers said anything about Dissenter? I haven’t seen that.

I heard that Brendan Eich had an argument on twitter about Gab forking Brave. I understand Brave is a little worried about Dissenter since it can kill Brave since many will use Dissenter over Brave but I doubt this will happen since many see Gab as an “Evil” company so that will keep many from using it and also Brave rewards has been well thought out and has gotten lots of support and adoption over the years. Also you are able to get the Dissenter extension in Brave.

The main problem wasn’t that they forked Brave but how they did it.
Turbo was sh*ttalking Eich and Brave the entire time, even going as far as saying they were bad on privacy when it is in fact Gab - and some of the added Dissenter functions - that are bad on privacy.
To intentionally stir up drama with your source project just to get PR and drain users from them is parasitic - as Eich correctly called it.

I’d love to see where this is cited :slight_smile:

That is just my opinion. Not cited from anywhere.

My view:

Dissenter won’t be "kill"ing Brave any more than Gab is going to replace Twitter.

Gab has yet to show enough popularity to be seen as anywhere near rivaling Twitter.

And neither Gab nor Dissenter have any discernible support.

What’s “Turbo”?… I guess you meant Torba (?)

He praised Brave when he first announced creating the Dissenter browser. Only objection I recall was Brave Rewards not using bitcoin, which is really a separate issue from the browser.

Are the ‘privacy’ issues with Gab & Dissenter you refer to documented somewhere?

@mk7z
Yes, Andre Turbo.
No, he did not praise Brave, he shittalked Brave and Eich for days on Twitter and after a lot of people were appalled by it, he back paddled a little claiming it was all in good fun. It wasn’t. He also didn’t merely “object” to not using Bitcoin, he outright called BAT a shitcoin. He rejoiced on Twitter that an ICO got in trouble with the law and was visibly happy about the possibility of this also hitting BAT. Don’t even try to sugarcoat his behavior.
Yes, the issues are “documented”. @sampson looked at their code when they first released it and found that, among others, the frontpage feature reports your IP to Google servers to fetch the Youtube thumbnails etc., identifying you as a Dissenter user. You should also take a good look at their TOS and privacy policy, which they continue to ignore despite my repeated inquiry about these issues:

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Makes me smile, I’m going to go ahead and close this thread unless anyone has a question or concern with respect to Brave. I can tell you right now that nobody at Brave has so much as batted an eyelash upon learning about Gabs fork of our browser. And, again, it is open source – there’s nothing inherently wrong with them doing this.

They’re free to do/try whatever they want – but the company who has your back on privacy and due diligence will become clear as time moves on. I implore anyone in this thread (or anywhere else) to visit https://brave.com/about – heck, even look up a few resumes – and see just how stacked this development team is and ask yourself who you’d rather have working on your portal to the internet.

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Not sugarcoating anything & I have no particular viewpoint about him. I saw the video he (Andrew Torba) posted when he announced the browser. Everything he said about Brave was positive except for the BAT v. bitcoin.

Hardly worth arguing about, tho.