Edit: Why do so many new accounts (green text) post to any thread about Brave?
well, except for the fact that it's still a chromium browser and google really sets the general agenda for all chromium browsers.
For example the current controversial change: Google says "slow web is bad" and deprecates an API that allowed extensions to do almost unlimited work for any web page. Oops. Adblockers depended on that and did want to do almost unlimited work for any web page, and that wasn't a bug, but the API gets dropped, AIUI because Google wants performance. The reason doesn't matter though. Google gets to set the agenda, no matter what its reasons are.
a) ongoing cost of merging
b) security updates delayed because of merging.
It's possible the limit is high enough that it wont be a problem in practice though.
On desktop I browse differently, and use extensions, so Firefox with uBlock Origin works perfectly for me on desktop
What I miss most using Firefox is the ability to customize almost everything.
A lightweight approach to removing Google web service dependency
ungoogled-chromium is Google Chromium, sans dependency on Google web services. It also features some tweaks to enhance privacy, control, and transparency (almost all of which require manual activation or enabling).
ungoogled-chromium retains the default Chromium experience as closely as possible. Unlike other Chromium forks that have their own visions of a web browser, ungoogled-chromium is essentially a drop-in replacement for Chromium.
There's a pretty ridiculous amount of astroturfing going on in these comments.
Note, however, that accounts posting opposing views on a topic doesn't count as evidence of astroturfing—only evidence that people have opposing views on the topic, which is the most routine of internet forum facts.
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