For everyone curious and learning about Brave. This is a little feedback from what I’ve been learning about Brave.
- It looks like to have nice engineering regarding privacy source1 source2
- Fingerprint randomization
- The integration of a adblock written rust right in the core of Brave outperforms any other browser (even Chrome and its Chromium-based friends) regarding page load speed and memory consumption. This February 2020 benchmark shows just that
- Wayback machine integration
- Private window with TOR integrated
- Disruptive approach how web ad words are monetized with BAT
- Great effort of Ungoogling the Chromium
- (and many others)
Some studies/news seem to be biased. For example study finds Brave to be the most private browser trends to question how Brave chooses relevant ads and is still private:
A truly stunning level of corruption in this reporting – Chrome gets brutally firewalled and they call it “out of the box”. Brave happily builds a local database that gets transmitted when it updates its advert repository and that just gets graciously ignored. They never even look for stealthy transmissions a la curl either.
EDIT: it looks like this comment is a false claim
- No sync support for a long time. It looks like the team don’t have the enough resources to make such an important feature happen quickly
Another step to a monopoly of Chromium-based web browsers
Brave is also funded by a member of the Facebook Board of Directors who also heads Palantir Technologies, a private American software company that specializes in big data analytics, which is a contradiction to everything that Brave says to be defending source
Brave rewards can’t be used by private individuals:
You may not access or use our Services if
(a) you are using our Services for personal, family or household purposes
(in BAT terms of service)
EDIT: this is also a false claim. source
Hope this article doesn’t contain too much false claims.
P.S. i love the images of the new page