Cheraw Chronicle

Complete News World

Brave browser installs VPN service without permission and fixes it – Computer – News

❗ Replace ads on websites with their own ads to give you the best technology available

This is it SubscriptionThis is clear on the site to explain:

if I turned it on Brave Rewards We automatically enable Brave ads.

When I installed Brave I was asked if I wanted to join BAT. I said no, and never saw anything from him again.

❗ Donate buttons added for that BAT [zonder kennis van de content creators]. (See The Brave and Tom Scott)

I can imagine that 5 years ago, in 2018, it would have been frustrating for content creators to see it this way. But then the feedback was spot on another day an average:

Brave Rewards will clearly indicate publishers and creators who have not yet joined Brave Rewards, so users can better control how they donate and tip.

It’s also important to remember that the BAT system and the entire Brave browser still exist In experimental phase They were, and they were constantly manipulating her. The first non-beta version, Brave 1.0, only appeared in 2019. Maybe from now on we can limit ourselves to 4-year-old cows in news reports, starting with the first stable release.

❗ Affiliate links that are injected into certain (encrypted) sites to earn money from users

When this was noticed in the public source code, it was noticed again a day later due to criticism an average. By the way, not everyone thought it was a bad idea. I’d rather have a browser trying to generate some revenue in a relatively innocent way than one that gets billions of dollars from an ad monopoly knowing that most users forget to turn off all opt-outs.

❗ Therefore, they are not averse to installing additional software without permission

A bit like Firefox? News: Mozilla criticized for sneakily installing promotional add-ons

See also  “The noise impact of Brussels Airport will decrease by 2032” | local

Brave is a desktop and mobile browser created by Brendan Eich, the creator of JavaScript, co-founder and former CEO of Mozilla, and former Netscape employee. So he may actually have more practical experience than anyone else. The entire Internet now runs on JavaScript.

He left Mozilla because his conservative political views did not fit with the liberal activist side of the Mozilla Foundation, and many websites began blocking Firefox until the CEO resigned. After 11 days, he left and founded Brave.

You could say it’s been cancelled, because the “bugs” aren’t unique to Brave, but smear campaigns and sometimes slander still follow it. This is why every useful piece of information is repeated and exaggerated for years in news reports, while the hype surrounding the many clumsy mistakes made by other browser builders sometimes dies down after a single news report.

• News: Google collects private data via Streetview cars
• News: “Google settles a settlement for $13 million in the data collection case…
• NEWS: Google has reached a settlement with the FTC over Buzz’s privacy policy
• News: Rumor: Google faces a multi-million dollar fine for Do Not Track fraud
• News: Google receives a French fine of 220 million euros due to misuse of ads…
• News: Mozilla wants to test anonymous browsing data collection
• NEWS: Firefox will start showing sponsored links to users in the US starting next week
• NEWS: Mozilla removes recommended security extension from blog post after…
• News: Twitter warns that Firefox is caching private data – Update
• News: Firefox 75 sends telemetry data to Mozilla daily by default
• News: Mozilla is testing Firefox’s optional feature for supported search suggestions…

Some die-hards (also at Tweakers) have jumped on the bandwagon, whether for fun or not, but years later don’t remember why. Brave bashing has become a knee-jerk reaction.

See also  Russia: UK must ditch OneWeb stake before next launch begins - IT Pro - News

There are also many opponents of any form of cryptocurrency on Tweakers. Which is striking, because it goes perfectly with Cypherpunk Manifesto From 1993:

Privacy is essential for an open society in the electronic age. Privacy is not secret. (…) Privacy is the ability to selectively reveal oneself to the world. (…) We cannot expect governments, corporations, or other large, faceless organizations to grant us privacy out of benevolence. (…)

We must defend our privacy if we expect to have any. We must come together and create systems that allow anonymous transactions. For centuries people have defended their privacy with whispers, darkness, envelopes, closed doors, secret handshakes, and couriers. The technologies of the past did not allow for strong privacy, but electronic technologies do.

We are a team of Cypherpunks committed to building anonymous systems. We protect our privacy through encryption, anonymous mail forwarding systems, digital signatures, and electronic money.

Brave’s CEO believes this is the next logical step and is trying to do it with the browser to merge. This is in sharp contrast to another popular alternative browser: Vivaldi. Vivaldi is one of the former innovative Norwegian opera makers. Vivaldi CEO and former opera CEO John von Titchener thinks so Users should not be able to participate in cryptocurrency trading In his browser

Vivaldi will not offer cryptocurrency wallets in its browser because it does not want users to engage in cryptocurrency trading — something CEO John von Tetzschner described as “at best a gamble and at worst a scam.”

[Reactie gewijzigd door Redsandro op 22 oktober 2023 16:09]