We’ve all struggled with browsers, ad blockers, cookies, caches, etc. in an effort to protect our privacy on the internet. And some of us are more concerned than others. I, for example, boycott Facebook and Twitter except for my blog posts that are submitted automatically. I’ve installed several different ad blockers over the years and drifted through several different browsers — from Netscape to Explorer to Firefox to Chrome. Occasionally I use Safari or Opera. I reinstalled Ghostery. And I regularly delete cookies or switch browsers to try to avoid certain paywalls.
But no system is perfect and I recently complained to my son, an IT developer, about always being blocked by the Denver Post, with apparently no allowance for “x free views” a month like a lot of other newspapers. Annoying since the DP is my local paper.
According to Wikipedia, Brave has gotten mixed reviews since its release two years ago. One thing I noticed right away was the lack of translation capability. For now. But in their forums it sounds like they are just trying to decide on the best way to implement it. And I’ve come across one or two other little things it doesn’t do, but I forget what they were.
Anyway, those of you looking for a more secure presence on the internet might want to take Brave for a spin.