I use Tor in all tabs except for those where I need to log into a service in a non-private tab. This way:
- I get a view of the internet that is not filtered or customized by geoip information.
- I always get location privacy from all sites.
- It prevents IP-based tracking on all sites.
- It prevents surveillance and interception, like malicious advertisement injection, by my ISP.
- It limits targeted attacks.
- I contribute to the anonymity of all other Tor users, and particularly of users of private tabs with Tor in Brave.
I would actually like to use Tor pretty much always in Brave, because many of these like location privacy apply even to services I log into, but we do not currently have Tor in non-private tabs. Some discussion of broader use cases that we might consider catering to (which we will return to after Brave 1.0 is released): https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/issues/14649
Why don’t I use the Tor Browser? I do that too, particularly on a travel laptop from within Tails. But Brave is a lot faster because it aggressively blocks ads, and, more importantly, I hope that Brave will replace the economic model of mass surveillance or subscriber paywalls for targeted advertising by consensual anonymized micropayments.
(And, of course, my salary depends on Brave so I’m financially motivated to use it and make sure it works well.)