But now they’re gone!
Brave is developing a micropayment model that will let you pay publishers directly, or even to view ads that don’t track you. (Visit Daring Fireball, and you’ll see it’s ad, as those are known not to have any tracking software.) It supports a few common extensions–1Password, LastPass, and Pocket, for example–already, and more are coming. It doesn’t support hypothes.is or Zotero yet, which will be a thing for some users.
It’s 2017, so there’s a video:
Brave is definitely worth spending some time with. At a minimum, you could use it as a sort of site-specific browser to isolate certain kinds of work from the near-ubiquitous corporate surveillance structure of the modern web.
Do you have a favorite nonstandard brower? What’s it great at? Let us know in comments!
Photo “At the plate” by me. (He was on the Braves at the time, see.)Return to Top