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Why I Ditched Chrome & Started Using the Brave Browser

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Want to try out the Brave browser, enjoy browsing that’s 3x faster, and ensures you leave behind no personal data that can be sold to the highest bidder? Click this link to download Brave and start earning rewards!

About a month ago, I noticed an interview with a Google employee, turned whistle-blower, who exposed how the multi-national search conglomerate systematically skews search results to promote its own political ideology. (In fact, YouTube took down the video of the interview with the whistle-blower, proving their bias!) This means that certain websites are lowered in the organic search results and certain search queries do not enjoy the benefit of being included as “automatic suggestions” when you begin typing a phrase.

I’m a big believer in the rights of private companies to do what they want; however, Google asserts that its YouTube service is not a “publisher” like a traditional newspaper or news media outlet. Google claims to be a “neutral platform” for user-generated content. Thus, it enjoys protection from liability for its views under the Communications Act of 1934, a protection which traditional press outlets do not have.

I had been a loyal user of Gmail for about 15 years; I also had used the Chrome browser almost exclusively for the past 5 years. I made the difficult decision to leave Gmail, a decision that cost me considerable time updating my email address on hundreds of websites where I have a user profile with an email address on file.

Additionally, I decided to switch browsers, and I couldn’t be more happy! I switched to the Brave browser. It blocks 100% of ads on the websites that I visit, resulting in pages loading 3x faster. It also blocks every single tracking cookie, so I am not leaving a “paper trail” of my online activity which can be sold to the highest bidder. That means that I no longer get those spooky ads promoting products or services similar to websites that I’ve visited in the past.

The best part? Brave rewards users for using their browser. They’ve created a new digital currency called “BAT” that is awarded automatically as you use their browser. You can use your BAT to tip website publishers you enjoy visiting. Those publishers of great content are rewarded for the hard work they put into producing content that you want to read.

Want to try out Brave, enjoy browsing that’s 3x faster, and ensures you leave behind no personal data that can be sold to the highest bidder? Click this link to download Brave and start earning rewards!

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