The Decentralists – Hot Topix: A Brave New World

On this episode of The Decentralists, we discuss Brave — a so-called “private” web browser that just blew-up its own reason to exist.

Until recently, Brave was lauded as the world’s most privacy-centric browser. That is, until their hand was caught in a private cookie jar. Mike, Henry, and Chris ask:

  • When is privacy actually private?
  • Is free-of-cost software actually free of cost? 
  • What are the consequences when companies violate trust of customers?

In hindsight, Brave’s bad behavior was easy to predict — many of their promises were too good to be true.

And just why is Peter Thiel, world-class privacy violator, funding Brave?