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    The Brave browser hijacks links, inserts affiliate code, faces backlash
    Caught red-handed hijacking links, The Brave web-browser faces backlash and rolls back their affiliate income tech to generate revenue from crypto affiliate programs.
     
  1. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Well I'm glad I've not even tried Brave browser. Thanks for the info, Rob!
     
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  2. MrJavi

    MrJavi Android Expert

    Yea, I'm glad I'm not tied to Brave browser either. Not so private and secure as they claim thats for sure.
     
  3. Hermitkrab

    Hermitkrab Lurker

    I often use Brave on my Windows PC. I've found it satisfactory so far. This is the first I've heard of it being unsafe. I also find the new Microsoft Edge browser to be quite nice. Don't know how good it would be on android, though.
     
  4. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    It's not a matter of being 'unsafe'. The touted 'hijacking' accusation articles floating around online are more click-bait than anything. It's apparently more about Brave making a bad judgement call and coding -- something that happens with almost every software project at some point, some more than others. There's a screw up that triggers all kinds of moral outrage, then it gets patched, and then all the reactionaries move on to the next target.
    Steve Gibson discusses what happened in detail in this past Tuesday's Security Now podcast if you're interested.

    I wouldn't avoid using Brave because of this if that's your preferred browser. (Personally I avoid it because it's just another browser based on the Blink web engine, but that's my reasoning and bias.)
     
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