(04-11-2016, 10:29 AM)Haruspex Wrote: It boasts faster loading times, more privacy - by removing tracking and 'harmful advertising', on top of replacing standard ads with the option to either pay directly in bitcoin, or view 'approved' ads.
Oh boy, Brave. Here we go.
<rant>There was actually some legal dispute as to whether Brave can replace ads or not -- though blocking is completely fine. Weird to me. Anyways, it's a pretty dumb concept if you ask me. Nobody likes ads in the first place, and Brave recognizes this, but instead of fixing the issue, they replace ads with other ads. Get rid of the bullshit just to put more bullshit in its place.
What's more is that if an ad injects malware of any sort into your computer, it's probably exploiting the browser itself. And Brave is by no means bullet proof.
And let's be honest, Brave probably doesn't do anything more than send a "Do Not Track" request to the website, which 9 times out of 10, isn't respected anyways. You are right about one thing -- it merely boasts
about loading times and more privacy. Not guarantees them.
Even if it is faster, it's by no means going to help in terms of privacy. It doesn't hide requests and responses from your internet service provider or even the government. The only thing it would be hiding, if it works at all, is data from ad services.</rant>