@skynebula "When someone turns Brave Ads on, their browser will begin learning their preferences in order to show occasional relevant ads as system notifications." ADS AS SYSTEM NOTIFICATIONS.
@decentral1se This is the FUTURE!
@skynebula this is some serious aynrand-neolib-wetdream stuff. My every waking moment on the web with 'Brave' is surveilled and monetized. The 'attention market'! Eich and co. have really gone totally off the rails with this ...
@skynebula brave is actually a good browser, I like it even though BAT concept is doomed to fail... open tor tab it’s the most useful feature, still don’t understand why it’s bullshit?
@Eyal Because they're like AdBlock Plus or Ghostery. They promise you "privacy" but in fact it's to sell you and your data to advertisers.
If you don't see any bullshit/problem there, that's too bad for ya...
@skynebula it also doesnt help much that their ceo is a homophobic bigot iirc?
@skynebula though dont take my word for it since i have no source, tis but a thing heard through the grapevine and quite frankly its a bit of a shit browser in general so i dont really care about spreading such misinfo lol
@skynebula well. potential misinfo. whatever.
@skynebula Only if you turns it on. That's is an opt-in.
@skynebula In return for that, you got BAT:
So they do pay you for browsing ads. Don't want it? You don't have to do anything.
@skynebula - but you don't need to pay 'attention' to that; you have the option of not having this aspect switched on.
I have used this browser now for only a couple of weeks and seen zero advertising.
You can block Ads, Cookies, Fingerprinting. Check the Preferences/Settings...
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