I am going to start lobbying pretty hard to get this off PTIO! :)
Brave is owned by Peter Thiel, the same guy who owns Palantir:
"Peter Thiel’s data-mining company is using War on Terror tools to track American citizens. The scary thing? Palantir is desperate for new customers."
Brave is part-owned by Peter "Palantir" Thiel through his Founders Fund venture capital firm.
They list FF at the top of their backers on their b2b site:
Thiel makes millions from spying on people and is on the board of Facebook. He's absolutely the wrong person to trust with privacy.
Switching.social does NOT recommend Brave.
I wish I could help but I'm not an expert on this, I'm not a developer or security researcher :(
As you say, it will be interesting to see what happens when Google tries to sabotage adblockers.
This is part of the reason for preferring Firefox and related browsers, though even there is the concern that they get a lot of income from Google.
The browser scene is pretty rubbish right now
@clarjon1 @switchingsocial @danarel
revive? #WebKit is well-alive.
Obviously used in #Safari, but also in #Linux products like #epiphany (#GNOMEWeb). >
So yeah, that's the last big engine on the market. (and totally alive, as maintaining an engine is hard KDE hopefully never tries to revive their own, actually they may just use WebKit…)
@clarjon1 @switchingsocial @danarel that was my point: if WebKit is a fork of KHTML (which was new to me BTW, so thanks FYI), then just work on WebKit and use it. (especially if engines are similar you'd have trouble maintaining one)
And when it stopped in 2017, there is hardly any chance one can catch up all that technical dept. Web engines are hard. (when they want to power real browsers)
I'd still say three. Blink is nowadays very different from WebKit, you hardly see a common ground anymore.
So you have three. Actually, did you read my linked #browserDiversity article? Because it's exactly about your point, and I agree: https://css-tricks.com/the-ecological-impact-of-browser-diversity/
(Just developing #KHTML seems like a lost ship to me now.)
Yes I also use sometime use #epihany (based on #WebKit) and it is indeed fast. However, that's mostly because a) it has less features (and some web features still miss) and b) it has no add-ons. (Try your main browser without add-ons and you'll see how fast it is.)
Also Servo is not yet in Firefox, they only added _some_ parts in #Quantum.
And it's still fast. (can't really compare it)
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