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    Brave: Browser For A “Brave New World”

    Is the Brave browser a honeypot to lure privacy-conscious users into a web of “National Security” propaganda?

    Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (1932) depicts a Technocratic utopia whereby humanity lives only for self and pleasure with no regard for truth in a mass surveillance system of biological control.

    Not many people know that 28 years later, Huxley would write a follow-up to his work titled: Brave New World Revisited in which he states:

    “The older dictators fell because they could never supply their subjects with enough bread, enough circuses, enough miracles, and mysteries. Nor did they possess a really effective system of mind manipulation. In the past, free-thinkers and revolutionaries were often the products of the most piously orthodox education. This is not surprising. The methods employed by orthodox educators were and still are extremely inefficient. Under a scientific dictator education will really work — with the result that most men and women will grow up to love their servitude and will never dream of revolution. These seem to be no good reason why a thoroughly scientific dictatorship should ever be overthrown.” -Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited, 1958, p. 147

    Brave browser has been my go-to solution for internet search and browsing because of the apparent means of information control that has so obviously been forced upon us since the wake of you-know-what.

    Recently, however, I’ve had uncomfortable reservations about Brave which I’ve not been able to shake.

    Welcome To Advertising In A Brave New World…

    It first started with its Marketing Podcast. I was expecting to see edgy interviews with privacy anarchists or exposure of the encroaching surveillance state and social credit system of global Technocracy. However, I was met with sanitised interviews with corporate goons from some of the most anti-privacy, pro-mass surveillance establishments in the world…

    The association with Twitter is particularly troubling seeing a large portion of their executive staff are former senior FBI and CIA agents with Elon Musk having family and philosophical links to Technocracy.

    The NestlΓ© episode likewise features Technocratic globalist talking points promoted by the United Nations 2030 Agenda such as sustainable development, social responsibility, and climate action:

    Let’s not forget Virgin Atlantic with their degenerate anti-family propaganda:

    And oh look, American Express. Funny I thought a privacy browser that promotes crypto would be very much interested in interviewing someone from the Monero private-crypto space…

    All this added to my prior knowledge of Brave being based on the Chromium framework, the same foundation as Google’s CIA spyware Chrome browser, has not remedied any concerns.

    Both Coke & Pepsi Will Rot Your Teeth

    I go out of my way not to drink Coke or Pepsi, knowing that they are bad for my physical health. The debate of Coke vs Pepsi in a health debate is irrelevant as both rot your teeth, suppress your immune system, and lower your energy.

    I take the same approach to information digestion. I avoid institutions that are at their core corrupt such as Fox (Red – Coke) and CNN (Blue – Pepsi) and other Vanguard-sponsored conglomerates masquerading as bastions of truth and justice.

    Some of my favorite independent journalists include:

    I use RSS to stay on top of their latest work without Big Tech censorship controlling what I see through their social engineering algorithms.

    RSS integration is built into Brave via their “Brave News” feature.

    Unfortunately, out of the gate, none of the default “news” sites on Brave News are from any of the above reputable journalists, but once again a host of “establishment” voices who all think, talk, and look the same:

    After laboriously unsubscribing to at least 40 of these kinds of sites that ship with Brave News, I’ve recently started seeing “news” in my feed from sites that I not only have never subscribed to, but are notorious for pushing false narratives:

    Brave pushing CNN without user permissions
    No CNN subscription, yet I’m still receiving CNN articles

    This is not a lone case, it’s worse on my wife’s system. She has been receiving articles from CNN, Fox and, the New York Times, none of which she is subscribed to, nor would ever subscribe to.

    I’m seriously considering going back to Firefox and using Thunderbird once again as my RSS catcher. Alternatively, TOR browser will be my go-to internet privacy tool.

    Plausible Deniability

    Is any of this 100% solidified proof of bad acting from the Brave ecosystem? No, but one must understand the Cold War psychological warfare tactic of plausible deniability.

    As long as there is some kind of vaguely plausible rescuing device to defend the innocence of a bad actor, it will be used to condemn all critics as crazed conspiracy theorists to extinguish dissent.

    Conspiracy theorist is an ad hominem that was coined by the CIA when rational people questioned the veracity of the Warren Report after the assassination of JFK.

    Sometimes this tactic manifests in truthful irony:

    Such as saying “Advertising In A Brave New World”, because we all know that multi-billion dollar corporations and their Technocratic elite cronies have wonderful senses of humour…

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    Ilikegundams (@guest_3086)
    5 months ago

    Anyone putting together a browser will have a big tech background and all the mentality that comes with it. The only exception was Dissenter from Gab, that I found. I suggest trying Vivaldi… It works well and its developers do… Read more »

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    7 months ago

    Good article Zo. This happened with Opera browser which prompted my shift to Brave browser and now moved to TOR browser. It’s now looking more and more like high level encryption, non-cloud based OS & apps and secure, open OS’es… Read more »

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