Brave is showing up in my newsfeeds again, so
Periodic reminder that Brendan Eich, the CEO of Brave Software, is a homophobe who donates to anti-LGBT organizations.
I'm not saying that you shouldn't use the browser. But you should probably be wary of any monetization attempts, since we know where that money will go.
@SwooshyCueb well, of course, it is very google friendly and privacy averse by nature and design. Plus the ads and monotization. Everyone should just stay tfa from it.
@SwooshyCueb You know, I somehow forgot about that! Thanks for the reminder.
(I never used it anyway because I don't like Chromium. :P Tried it once for an hour or two, went back to Firefox. Plus the weird cryptocurrency thing.)
tl;dr Brave will solicit donations on your behalf, using your original content, if you want it or not. And there’s no way to tell Brave to stay clear of it. And yes, that is completely ridiculous
I saw Brave doing an IAmA in Reddit few days ago. They're definitely trying to make a come back.
Brendan Eich's contributions are well documented by many major news sites.
There's a detailed page @ https://geekfeminism.wikia.org/wiki/Brendan_Eich_Proposition_8_donation which cites numerous sources, all with links to verify.
Brendan Eich donated money in favor of that bill. It's on record.
While Brendan might or might not personally attack people for their way of life, He definitely donates against them, made clear by the prop 8 donation, among other similar donations.
@SwooshyCueb Brave is also not really what ppl make it out to be. It is a for-profit corp that seeks to block the existing ad networks and switch-in its own crypto-monetized ad network.
And it has been involved in a couple of scandals over user exploitation already...
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