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"The Brave browser knows where users spend their time, making it the perfect tool to calculate and reward publishers with BATs."

So wait, Brave respects your privacy, but also knows where you spend your time?

@jonah

I am going to start lobbying pretty hard to get this off PTIO! :)

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@danarel @switchingsocial I think they mean it in a general sense, like “users spend most of their time using a web browser” 😜

But idk! Maybe it’s not as privacy respecting as we’d hoped. I haven’t researched Brave too closely.

@jonah @switchingsocial@mastodon.at

I have spent a lot of time researching it, and I know Switching.Social has too. Thats why neither of us will recommend it.

@jonah @switchingsocial @danarel It actually is which sites. The idea of BAT is you put in some money every (month or whatever), and then it's allocated proportionally to various sites based on how much you use those sites.
@jonah @danarel @switchingsocial (Or at least that was once the idea. I haven't looked into it recently. It's just always skeeved me out.)

@vecna @jonah @switchingsocial@mastodon.at

That's actually incorrect. That's ONE "feature" of Brave, but BAT is also selling advertising, not simply their creator "funding" platform.

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