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Brave Browser, Brendan Eich, Digital Privacy, Web 3.0 and the Battle Against Surveillance Capitalism

After becoming more and more paranoid about Google and other tech companies tracking me online, I learned about alternative options to more private web browsers. Before going more into the story of a particular web browser I found called Brave, I want to dive briefly into the story of it’s founder — Brendan Eich. Because he is a massive figure and one of the founding fathers of the interwebs which would morph into the sprawling internet, splinternet that we have today. However, his original intentions were not directed towards enabling the massive surveillance capitalism, social media ridden and AdTech driven internet that plagues much of our society, businesses and world today unfortunately.
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