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goodheart
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A long article from The Federalist on new startups taking advantage of the uniform leftist bias of big tech companies.
Mentioned are Brave, a new browser company started by Brendon Eich (kicked out of Mozilla for donating to California Prop 8); and supposedly unbiased alternatives for Google searches and Wikipedia.
Worth taking a look, I think.

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Good article, I am using Brave - give it a try. You can go on news sites with out them shutting down.


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Holy cow, i love brave. Literally juat installed it and all the annoyances i normally see are gone.



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Thanks for the tip. Downloaded Brave and giving it a try.
 
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Just downloaded Brave for the Mac. There's all that blank space to the left and right--no ads!
Am I going to miss them?


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THANKS!

Been half-assed looking for something new due to Chrome's invasiveness. IE is a non-starter obviously, and previously got tired of Firefox's continual bloat-ware.

Downloaded Brave, took about 30 seconds to decide I'd found a new home. Hope it stays lean and mean.
 
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Agreed! Thank you.

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Well count me in too. Using Brave now on my phone.

Just wish they had a banner widget for quick searches like Google. But that's a minor thing.


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Ok. I downloaded it onto my iPad, but can't get it to let me reply here on the Forum. It just opens a new tab.

What am I missing?




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Originally posted by JALLEN:
Ok. I downloaded it onto my iPad, but can't get it to let me reply here on the Forum. It just opens a new tab.

What am I missing?


I'm having the same problem.
Turning off the pop up blocker didn't help.


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Can't answer the ipad issue. When I do a reply on here, with either W7 or W10, it opens the new tab with the reply box in it. I am able to to reply and "Post Now" , it just does not close the new tab after the reply like IE did. I have to X out the tab (close it). I haven't found anything in the Settings that sounds like it would change that, for now I just close the new tab after post reply.


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Originally posted by JALLEN:
Ok. I downloaded it onto my iPad, but can't get it to let me reply here on the Forum. It just opens a new tab.

What am I missing?


On my Tablet or phone (Android), the reply window would always come up in its own tab instead of a "pop-up." It's working the same with me in the Brave Browser as it was in Chrome. The reply tab then disappears on its own. Is it an Apple thing?


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It seems ok with replies on other sites. Hmmmm.




Luckily, I have enough willpower to control the driving ambition that rages within me.

When you had the votes, we did things your way. Now, we have the votes and you will be doing things our way. This lesson in political reality from Lyndon B. Johnson

"Some things are apparent. Where government moves in, community retreats, civil society disintegrates and our ability to control our own destiny atrophies. The result is: families under siege; war in the streets; unapologetic expropriation of property; the precipitous decline of the rule of law; the rapid rise of corruption; the loss of civility and the triumph of deceit. The result is a debased, debauched culture which finds moral depravity entertaining and virtue contemptible." - Justice Janice Rogers Brown
 
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Just because you can,
doesn't mean you should
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Seems a lot faster.
Haven't found all the settings I'm used to yet but hopefully they are there somewhere.
 
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I'll be checking that out.
Any information on whether it collects information like Chrome does?



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^^well the article you didnt read says "no" SmileRazz



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^^well the article you didnt read says "no" SmileRazz
I'm on a mobile device right now and can't read the article at this time.
I didn't think asking would be so big of a deal.



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Thank you for this info!



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brave does something questionable sometimes, it'll remove the ad on the website and insert it's own.




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Now that I'm home and on a device suitable for reading the article, I read it.
It states:

"Like most modern browsers, it blocks ads, but it also stops trackers from getting data from what you browse. It’s made to streamline websites so they load faster, and even keeps a running tally of all of the ads and trackers that it’s removed."

I downloaded and tried it. It's not all that different from Firefox in its look and use, but it is MUCH faster for me.
I'm going to test drive it for a while and see if I will make the switch to it completely.
I still have questions about how secure it is - I didn't see any mention of that in the article.



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