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The former CEO of Mozilla is launching a web browser that blocks all ads by default

Question asked by kingfish on Jan 21, 2016
Latest reply on Jan 30, 2016 by hardcoregames™

Brendan Eich is making a comeback.

He's the creator of JavaScript and one of the founders of Mozilla, the organization behind the Firefox browser, so he knows a thing or two about the web.

Eich is now launching a new startup, called Brave, that aims to "fix" a problem with the modern internet — adverts.

Advertising is sick, Eich says. It's intrusive, tracking users with "cookies, tracker pixels, fingerprinting, everything," and slowing the internet down to boot — and as a result, users are increasingly turning to ad blocking software to eliminate them altogether.

Eich's solution: A new web browser that blocks all adverts by default — and then replaces them with new ones.