I'll also simply say that Brave allows you to opt in or out of Brave Rewards and associated advertising. I believe it is opt-in as default, but I could be wrong. I do know I'm opted out, and get no advertising at all from them (or, really, anyone, but occasionally the very rare thing that has not as yet been filtered slips through).
So long as I can exercise the choice I prefer, I don't care one bit what the default is when I am doing a fresh install. I do care that my choice remain permanent through subsequent updating cycles, and it has remained so.
Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043
I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions. The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body. What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.
~ Brian Vogel