Podcaster Joe Rogan has revealed that he uses the privacy focused Brave browser to avoid internet ads and Google tracking in the latest episode, which features American musician and comic Reggie Watts.
It’s one of the most high profile endorsements in Brave’s history with Rogan’s podcast downloaded more than 190 million times each month. The show was recently licensed to Spotify in a $100 million deal. This latest episode has already received 1.7 million views on YouTube in the first 24 hours.
You’re getting tracked
In the 2.5 hour episode, Rogan and Watts devoted almost 30 minutes to discussing Internet privacy, apps and ads:
“If you want to use Instagram or if you want to use Facebook, you’re getting tracked.”
They discussed their difficult experiences with many of the major social media apps along with Google’s intense surveillance and tracking and pointed to a recent $5 billion lawsuit filed against Google for tracking users even in privacy mode, without consent.
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