New, redesigned Brave Desktop Browser v1.0 - Beta Released

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Is Brave ungoogled completely?

Does Brave connects to Google upon start up? If no where does it connects to?

Does Chrome extensions connect to Google for downloads and updates?

............because Chromium, by default, connects to Google
 
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Is Brave ungoogled completely?

Does Brave connects to Google upon start up? If no where does it connects to?

Does Chrome extensions connect to Google for downloads and updates?

............because Chromium, by default, connects to Google

Brave Browser – is it really better than Google Chrome?

Let’s start with some facts about Brave. Brave Web Browser is a free and open source, pay to browse web browser. Which was created by Brandan Eich who’s also the co-founder of Mozilla Firefox and creator of Javascript. Brave Web Browser is ad-free and also claims to block all website trackers such as Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics etc. [/quote]

Get something like Glasswire to see where it connects, I am using original Brave not the Dev version, using Glasswire to monitor it, when I start the Browser nothing connects to Google.

I would imagine that any additional extensions not built in to Brave can/will connect to Google.
 

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From what I can tell the built in extensions like LastPass for example are updated via Brave updates not google.

I am not using the new Dev version where you can add more extensions those likely connect to google or elsewhere, you will need something like Glasswire or Netlimiter to monitor connections and see.
 

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Is Brave ungoogled completely?

Does Brave connects to Google upon start up? If no where does it connects to?

Does Chrome extensions connect to Google for downloads and updates?

............because Chromium, by default, connects to Google

Brave Store connects to Chrome Web Store. Uncertain about answers to your other two questions.

Maybe I've been had once again by the Big G?
 

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Thank you. I'm confused. I was not interested in changing the main page, but using another page (another speed dial) on new tab. Sorry.
 
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Does that isolates Brave Store from Chrome Web Store in terms of downloading and updating the extensions i.e. ungoogled from Google?

I've been reading some of the Brave Beta forum posts and the sense I get so far is that a separate Brave Store is in the works, and extensions will be screened re: updating/phone home via Chrome Web Store/Google. Extensions which do not update /phone home via G will be featured, and extensions which do will be offered along with a warning to that effect. Anyone with more questions should read posts on the Brave forum, which is what I will continue to do. To that end, I believe the intention of the devs is to observe strict privacy principles in all that they do with this Beta build. So far, so good! (y)
 

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