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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: Majic
Isn't there a way to cut off the internet, like they do in North Korea, Iran, CHINA? Did anyone ask former VP Al Gore? He claims to have invented the Internet.
We're going to need that ability, according to the incoming Biden Administration.
originally posted by: thegeneraldisarray
a reply to: stormbringercompanion
Brave has built-in Tor connectivity. I use it and have a wallet for my BAT but recently the payouts have been abysmal so I've shut off ads. You can also use BAT to tip websites that participate, a neat way to fund sites that get attacked and whose payment processors refuse to work with anymore.
I've never had a problem with Brave and highly recommend it.
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originally posted by: Majic
Mozilla Foundation CEO: We need more than deplatforming
I've been using Mosaic/Mozilla browsers in some form or another since Netscape 0.9 in 1994, and despite some rocky roads, I've stuck with them due to a combination of inertia and general satisfaction with them. Up until now, I haven't had much cause to be concerned about the ethics of the various companies and foundations behind the software, but this changes all that.
It's not so much a matter of politics per se, but rather than I cannot trust anyone who openly calls for this sort of Orwellian reign of terror, and cannot in good conscience associate myself with any organization committed to promoting and perpetuating censorship and oppression on the Internet -- particularly when its own manifesto simultaneously declares "The internet is a global public resource that must remain open and accessible."
Hypocrisy on such a fundamental scale is a big flashing warning sign to run -- not walk -- away, so I'm looking for a browser that can serve as my new window on the Internet.
I'm being deliberately vague on technical specifications because I'm open to a wide range of options, and although I'm requesting suggestions for new browsers, I'm also interested in any opinions my fellow ATSers may wish to share regarding the accelerating shift from libertarianism to totalitarianism on the part of the Mozilla Foundation and other technology companies.
What say you?
originally posted by: HalWesten
That is from my Brave browser About page. It's based on Chromium, yes, but Mozilla holds the license. Now what?
originally posted by: projectvxn
Fascism is far more popular than I ever gave it credit for. That's the explanation.
When Antifa engages in fascistic tactics on the streets of America and online they are cheered on. When their corporations couple themselves to our government and usurp our rights, they cheer.
Americans love fascism. It's far more popular than I ever thought possible and all they had to do was make us fat and comfortable and tie that comfort to their profit margin.
originally posted by: Majic
a reply to: HalWesten
I noticed that too when researching the Brave browser (such as on Wikipedia).
As with the GNU General Public License, the Mozilla Public License is a standardized legal template which does not in itself make anyone using it beholden to the Mozilla Foundation.
Even if the Mozilla Foundation should introduce a new version with objectionable terms, Brave Software, Inc. may continue to use version 2.0 indefinitely without adverse consequences, so I don't consider that a problem.