Brave Browser requires the most invasive tracking system in existence (Google Play Services) in order to participate in the Brave Rewards program.
OS: GrapheneOS Brave: Any, doesn’t matter
Browser wallet IS verified
I don’t remember when I verified. It works fine while I’m being forced to allow Google to track every keystroke and my location at every instant of my life.
I do use VPNs. And TOR
My device does NOT pass SafetyNet Test because I don’t have Google Play Services installed on my phone. Not because my phone isn’t secure or isn’t safe but because GPS is not installed.
This is nuts! There is ZERO reason to install Brave on your phone if you haven’t degoogled your phone. The GBoard is recording everything you type. Play Services is storing your location at every second of the day and what you’re doing at that second and uploading it to Google who sells it to anyone that wants it and turns it over to government agencies if you don’t subscribe to Google’s politics. But the privacy/no tracking Brave Browser REQUIRES this if you want to participate in Rewards. Rewards is an ad platform so I can only assume, Brave is using Google Play Services to do the same invasive practices in their advertising model. Unless the Brave team has a really good explanation (and don’t believe the “we’re ensuring safety” bunk. GrapheneOS is far safer than vendor installed systems). Is it possible they needed Play Services to shortcut some coding and are working on removing that dependency? Nuts!