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Trying to wean myself off of Chrome, and liking Brave. From the creator of JavaScript, it's fast, private, and supports Basic Attention Token (BAT) for blockchain-based micropayment tipping for creators. Try it! brave.com/rya594

@editor However, Brave's co-founder is a massive LGBTQ bigot who fought to oppose same-sex marriage in CA. They also trade out ads for their own, and sell an advertising service in which they claim "we know where users go"

@editor On my own site, and I know Switching.Social as well don't recommend Brave.

Switching.Social has this in their FAQ

@danarel Very interesting. Hadn't come across these objections. I knew they ran their own ads. Will have to look into the other connections!

@editor This is a good reminder as I’ve meant to get off Chrome myself. How long have you been using Brave and how does it compare to Firefox and Safari as a Chrome replacement (privacy aside)?

@mark I've always found Firefox to feel heavy and slow, I try it every other year or so and just can't get into it. Since it's based on Chromium, it feels like Chrome, which is a good thing. I like Safari but most extensions are written for Chrome (which Brave supports).

@editor I agree with what you said about both Firefox and Safari. After all I’ve seen and read on Brave, plus your feedback, I think I’ll finally give Brave a try. Thanks!

@editor I've been using Brave for a year or so now. I really prefer it to Firefox or Chrome.
I get what they are saying over on switching.social but I haven't heard anything real argument other than the co-founder and where their funding comes from. Nothing about the browser it self for now. If/when that changes I'll be back on Firefox or I'll try Vivaldi if they get mobile

@editor I take that back. Vivaldi doesn't block ads and tracking... that's unfortunate

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