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Old 05-31-2019, 09:38 PM   #1
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Chrome to do away with ad blocker


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Well, there's always Firefox and Brave. Two very good browsers. You don't have to go with the giants and be forced fed their software....Google nor Microsoft.
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Larry - what's Brave? Have not previously heard of that one.
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Jim, it is a simple browser with few moving parts, so to speak. You can customize it like Firefox, and it just works. I also don't use Google as a search engine. Too much data gathering to suit me. I use Duck Duck Go. No tracking and less than 14 gazillion hits. That is what Google is planning on. You clicking on one of their ad based results.
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I'm going to have to look into Brave. Thanks.
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I'm going to have to look into Brave. Thanks.
It also attempts to block websites from tracking you. It stores all personal data locally for ad personalization, and doesn't give it to websites. It has close links to the people who bring you BAT, which is a cyptocurrency that is used to pay for ads on some platforms. They insist on keeping your data private. Time will tell how well they do.

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I read up a bit on Brave when this story first hit. I'll probably try it at some point.

Right now, Google has the market sewn up with Chrome. It'll take a lot to get the average user to switch to something like Brave. The benefits are clear to me, and I'd be happy to live in the Utopian world they imagine, where only acceptable ads are shown, and people take the time to think about which content providers and advertisers to reward with the cryptocurrency they earn by allowing ads.

I just know too many people who simply don't care, and won't take the time to be bothered with all that.

I wish the Brave team success. But I'm not betting on it.
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CaptTom, To be honest, I have been using Brave for a while now, and haven't missed anything Google has to offer. Less tracking, less profile advertising, less big brother, so to speak. I hope Brave doesn't sink into the same hole.
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Firefox is actually owned by a nonprofit foundation (which then has a for-profit subsidiary, but it still goes by nonprofit principles)


Firefox is very conscious of user privacy and ad stuff.


I can't give you tons of technical details but I use it all the time, and I get zero ads.


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I keep reading about Brave. May be worth trying if Chrome really pushes with this.
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While you are at it, change your search engine from Google to DuckDuckGo. Less intrusion, IMO. There is no need for you to fall into the abyss of Google owned stuff.
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