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 on that topic, suggestions for any well-maintained non-shit chrome forks?
@JennyFluff I use Opera on Android. There's ungoogled chromium, but I don't know if there are readily available windows builds.
@SwooshyCueb I should have specified, I'm on manjaro (arch flavour) by the way
@JennyFluff oh sweet, I'm considering switching over to manjaro on my home pc
@SwooshyCueb as linux power user, it's absolutely fantastic!
@SwooshyCueb or you could use Firefox
@scanlime I learned a while back not to tell people what software to use if they haven't asked
@SwooshyCueb good job
@SwooshyCueb Also, it's a shit browser anyhow.
@gemlog so I've heard!
@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.
@trechnex @SwooshyCueb Weren't they also blocking ads and inserting their own ads instead? It's one thing to block ads on behalf of the user, but quite another to insert your own ads beside someone else's content to divert revenue to yourself. They're essentially trying to blackmail content creators.
@SwooshyCueb @trechnex And what even is there to fund? Google is doing nearly all of the work to build the browser. And there are already effective, free adblockers. So they're just parasites. And frankly when I hear someone uses Brave any respect I might have had for them goes right out the window. Though often I'm unsurprised because they're exactly the kind of person I would expect to do that.
@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.
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