The new Brave browser automatically blocks ads and trackers, saves battery life and runs incredibly fast, what’s not to love.
Personally, I have found it most useful on the phone but works great on the desktop as well.
Some of the worst sites for tracking and advertising are news sites. This is because with so many people checking them every day for new updates, and like Facebook use casino-style algorithms, to hook you in to spin the wheel of constant new information.
The more you are hooked and look at the news the more ad revenue is made. As the algorithm knows how you tick more and more, then it knows what to offer you.
Some of the tracking is so ridiculous, you can be browsing lawn mowers on eBay on your computer, but what you searched for turns up as an ad in your partners or children’s Facebook feed, our data is being passed on, our lives are for Sale.