Brave Browser, maybe you heard of it maybe not In the Reddit community the Browser usually gets a bad comment and several people want to remove the Browser from the privacytools.io list. But let’s take a more serious look at the Browser.
Brave is another open source Browser, which is based on Chromium and it uses as engine Blink. The benefit of the Browser is that it comes pre-installed with several anti-tracking mechanism and adblockers, you can opt-in or opt-out in it, the browser history is not been transmitted in any way to Brave, as the co-founder stated here. Similar to uBlock it comes with a script based engine which stripes away domain connection based on a filter list, another feature is the HTTPS ‘upgrade’ function which works quite similar to HTTPS-Everywhere. Almost all options are configurable and it regular getting updates. I see this browser together with Pale Moon as some alternatives to the original Browsers (Chrome/Firefox).
The Browser is often under critical reception and there myths, rumours and doubts about the Browser without any proof. None of it is true and I can say that the Browser is definitely an alternative for beginners.
Personally I can’t understand why this browser gets so many negative reviews, I couldn’t find anything which was dangerous or misleading. The Browser is fast and works on Android and on my test Windows very well. The engine renders pages very quick and I could play all video and audio files.