One of my friends introduced me to Brave, “You get paid crytpo”. Ah, yeah, to look at ads I don’t want, and besides, that function isn’t working. It just says ‘Coming soon’. When’s that going to be? So, I block ads, but still get ads. I suppose the concept of getting paid to click ads might work for some people, but I think the majority just don’t want ads at all.
So, I get some free BAT, put them on Uphold because that’s all I can do with it before the EXPIRY DATE or pay websites. Why can’t I just buy stuff I want with the BAT?
This line on chrome://rewards/ bothers me: Ads presented are based on your interests, as inferred from your browsing behavior. So what is doing the inferring and where are those inferences stored? There must be a profile for the system to know what I’ve been looking at.
I find the lack of control over what is allowed or not quite restrictive. I’ve used uBlock Origin and Umatrix for a while, and I like to control myself what is allowed or not.
Now, there’s the error regarding
no-sandbox, which apparently reduces security. I’m not clued up on exactly what no-sandbox is, but I do understand that a reduction in security is not good.
After using Brave for a few weeks, I’ve come to the conclusion that it seems like yet another product jumping on the crypto bandwagon. I suppose the Bitcoin crowd (many much poorer these days) need another crypto fix. Maybe they could use Maxthon as well. That company is running a crypto browser now.