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Because they have advertising. Edge, Vivaldi, and Opera are more popular than brave, but things like Qtbrowser or Ungoogled-Chronium just don’t have any advertising.

@TheImpressiveX@lemmy.ml
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Because they have advertising.

That, and they also have BAT.

Arthur Besse
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do you think most brave users know or care what BAT is? i suspect not.

@sibachian@lemmy.ml
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marketing marketing marketing. and timing the crypto madness, which gave them a huge marketshare and free word-of-mouth marketing access.

Brave puts most of their resources into marketing rather than development of the browser itself (unless the development helps with the marketing opportunity, like crypto).

@frippa@lemmy.ml
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@OsrsNeedsF2P@lemmy.ml
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It has an adblocker.

Good defaults are important. Which is coincidentally why Firefox and most Linux distos aren’t taking off.

@pingveno@lemmy.ml
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I know this doesn’t answer your question, but Brave is based on Chromium, not Firefox.

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XD let me change the title then. You can see how much attention I’ve paid to Brave… But just now I’ve seen it has a tor option. And I would like to be able to have tor on some firefox tabs instead of having to use tor browser.

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The Tor implementation on Brave is not for serious use cases and I would only use it for general things.

Additionally you can use regular firefox to view onions with a few simple steps try googling it. Once again this wouldn’t be for serious use cases and you lose all the protections Tor browser provides.

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BAT and its so-called “privacy”, admittedly Brave is quite inferior when it comes to privacy but somehow they convinced people that it is the best browser on the market, which is false.

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Its quite hilarious when I see youtube ads promoting brave, why is YouTube funding its own demise lol

@lenathaw@lemmy.ml
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Brave won’t cause the downfall of Chrome. Google knows this and gladly would take money from Brave to advertise

@angarabebesi@lemmy.ml
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One of the guys behind Brave is Brendan Eich, a Mozilla veteran from the days when Mozilla was sane.

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What do you mean when it was sane?

@angarabebesi@lemmy.ml
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The current leadership at Mozilla is unfortunately running it to the ground. It’s sad to watch. Mozilla CEO Mitchell Baker takes home millions in salary as Firefox’s user share continues to drop.

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“now” Mozilla implements trackers, telemetry by default and live thanx to Google money and indicizzarion.

Dan
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Because they manage to convince people that their crypto scam model is good for them. They make their money and put it into marketing in crypto hype channels.

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Because it’s the best browser out of the box. It has pretty good default settings, good anti-tracking features (see https://privacytests.org) and doesn’t need any extension installed. Every shitty feature (Reward, Wallet) can be disabled. Brave also has a clear business model, which is not based on user data.

LibreWolf, another fantastic browser, is a better choice when it comes to privacy, but lacks the security features that Brave inherits from Chromium and can’t auto-update unless you’re using a package manager. So it’s pretty much pick your poison.

The marketing and advertising arguments come from people with heavy biases. Mentioning Qtbrowser is a joke, and Ungoogled Chromium does nothing special to protect your privacy (and has CRLSets disabled for whatever reason, while Brave proxies them)

PD: don’t use the Tor feature on Brave, stick with the Tor Browser

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WTF does out of the box even mean, Brave is filled with crypto junk. Douglas Leith’s paper results are so often manipulated like this, when you can simply install uBlock Origin in Firefox and it is miles ahead of anything.

There are too many Brave shills and marketing, and almost all “privacy” YouTubers shill Brave.

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See the biases there?

Brave is filled with crypto junk

Sure, stay away from that “junk” bro.

Anyway:

when you can simply install uBlock Origin in Firefox and it is miles ahead of anything

I mentioned LibreWolf.

There’s nothing valuable on your post.

When you write a spaghetti thesis about twisting Leith’s paper to claim Brave is so great, it is you who is not just writing not valuable stuff, but writing harmful stuff.

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That’s pretty accurate.

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