Every now and then, someone brings up Brave as a browser. And when they do, I point out to them that Brave founder Brandon Eich is a homophobe who contributed to prop 8 in CA to ban gay marriage, and an anti-masking, anti-science, covid-minimizer.
Without fail, I get at least one response like…
I follow you for tech, no politics.
My friend, all tech is political. All technology either reinforces or fights against existing social systems.
Being apolitical? That’s also political. It’s a choice to maintain status quo systems of repression because they don’t affect you in a negative way.
In a modern capitalist society, nearly all technology requires ethical concessions. But that doesn’t mean we should just give up and support obviously bad shit.