Advice Request What's your thoughts on Brave Browser?

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Threadripper

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Feb 24, 2019
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Like all Chromium clones it's WAY behind in security updates, Brave is good for family/friends who aren't techy for that install-and-forget ad and crap blocking but in reality, it's nothing more than old Chromium code with an adblocker, fingerprinting protection and HTTPS everywhere. Hardened Firefox with a couple of extensions will excel it in every single way.
 

Ink

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Jan 8, 2011
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Like all Chromium clones it's WAY behind in security updates, Brave is good for family/friends who aren't techy for that install-and-forget ad and crap blocking but in reality, it's nothing more than old Chromium code with an adblocker, fingerprinting protection and HTTPS everywhere. Hardened Firefox with a couple of extensions will excel it in every single way.
How about Opera web browser?
 

Threadripper

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Feb 24, 2019
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How about Opera web browser?
It's owned by a Chinese company, I won't go near it with a barge pole. Almost all Chromium clones are either massively outdated or have their own telemetry/bad privacy practices. Chrome is kept up to date but I'd also avoid that with a barge pole. I'd go for pure Chromium if I desperately wanted Chromium.
 

Ink

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Jan 8, 2011
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It's owned by a Chinese company, I won't go near it with a barge pole. Almost all Chromium clones are either massively outdated or have their own telemetry/bad privacy practices. Chrome is kept up to date but I'd also avoid that with a barge pole. I'd go for pure Chromium if I desperately wanted Chromium.
You avoided the question, How outdated is Opera compared to Chrome?
 

Azure

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Oct 23, 2014
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Like all Chromium clones it's WAY behind in security updates, Brave is good for family/friends who aren't techy for that install-and-forget ad and crap blocking but in reality, it's nothing more than old Chromium code with an adblocker, fingerprinting protection and HTTPS everywhere. Hardened Firefox with a couple of extensions will excel it in every single way.
Which for a mobile browser is pretty good. Considering they don't normally have extension support.
 

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