The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.
Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.
Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.
One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir_Technologies) and on the board of Facebook.
I do not recommend using Brave.
@aral Thanks for the tip, useful and hilarious at the same time. Had to add some insults as well while I was at it. 😂
@espen Haha, you’re very welcome :)
@eldertfrancke This is what happens when your operating system is basically a glorified storefront. What a sad joke.
Hmm, the upgrade to 19.04 also messed up tehfuck
Now there’s one app I can’t live without :) (Removed all copies I could find in /usr/bin /usr/local/bin and reinstalled via sudo apt install thefuck)
@yukiame Haha, I’m a big fan of XFCE (GalliumOS, built on top of Xubuntu, uses it and I used that to liberate an old Chromebook recently: https://ar.al/2018/12/31/sometimes-you-have-to-stick-a-screwdriver-in-it/)
@how If we’re going to flatten the power structures that means we have to forgo power when offered and design the sorts of systems where power is distributed as equally as possible.
@pavi I thought we might be able to do something in May in Amsterdam but my focus is on making progress on Hypha right now so it may have to keep till next year.
@mathew Windows isn’t a platform I lose too much sleep over.
@GigaByte4711 Indeed :)