A software engineer and the former CEO of Mozilla (creator of the Firefox web browser), has designed a new browser despite being shunned for his belief in traditional marriage.
Eichs is an adept computer engineer, but he was heavily shunned after it was revealed that he had donated $1,000 to California’s Proposition 8 bill.
Proposition 8 defined marriage as the union between one man and one woman and went against gay marriage.
For his support of the bill, Eichs was called a racist, Nazi, and inhumane. However, he did not back down on his beliefs and he has now returned to the tech scene with a newer, better internet browser.
Brave is different from other browsers because it has less ads and is less intrusive for the user. Current browsers often leave users waiting much too long just to return the results from simple web searches, but Brave allows users to browse the web without being intrusively tracked or being forced to deal with ads that inhibit web searches.
Because Eichs still has enemies, there were those who tried to discredit Brave, saying that it illegally blocked ads.
However, Eichs said this is not the case:
"We do not tamper with any first-party publisher content, including native ads that do not use third-party tracking."
Catherine Corre, who is part of the Brave project, explained why Eichs chose the name:
“Brendan picked the name 'Brave' because we need users who will take a stand and fight back," Corre told LifeSiteNews. "We see third party ads and tracking as toxic, and we block that by default."
Publication date: September 30, 2016