INTERNET users are being urged to scrap Google Chrome in favour of a privacy-protecting rival.
The world’s most popular web browsing app has already been given the cold shoulder from Microsoft, who recently hinted that people should give Chrome up in favour of Edge.
Brave has 14.7million daily active usersCredit: .
Another kid on the block is Brave, which burst onto the scene in 2016.
The software boasts 46million active monthly users and 14.7million daily active users.
Though that’s still way off Chrome’s colossal market share, estimated to be at 68% worldwide.
But Brave gives you more control over the data you share, as CNET explains.
This is because it lets you block trackers and third-party cookies that monitor what you get up to as you hop around the web.
Given Google has a mighty ad business, it’s something they’re less keen to surrender.
Brave allows you to tweak your ad preferences or block them altogether – at a cost.
Its makers are aware that many sites rely on advertising to keep their content free, so instead it allows people to make anonymous contributions.
A Brave Rewards scheme lets users watch some selected ads in exchange for tokens which then help pay site owners.
Oddly, Brave is also built on the same foundations as Chrome, so you can still make use of extensions.
The firm has developed its own search engine too, so you can step even further away from Google’s reach.
Brave is available for free on Windows, MacOS, Android, and iOS.
Google Chrome has a massive 68% market shareCredit: Getty
In other news, Google has taken action against a major hacking operation that it thinks has infected more than one million devices.
iPhone owners are being urged to change their settings in order to protect their texts from snoopers.
The UK is fighting an epidemic of hack attacks targeting consumers and businesses, according to officials.
And Apple has announced that it will let customers fix their own iPhones for the first time starting next year.
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