I've been using Firefox for my web browser for quite a few years. Recently, an online Vlogger stated that the developers of Firefox had received a very large donation from a wealthy European Donor, and the Firefox developers had suddenly decided that it would be a good idea if they started to incorporate filtering of the web content that is presented to their users, to filter out "objectionable material". Apparently, "objectionable material" is whatever the Donor thinks is objectionable. The Vlogger suggested that, in the interest of avoiding censorship, internet users start to use alternate browsers, and a few he named were Pale Moon, Water Fox, and Brave. I downloaded Pale Moon and gave it a try and it works pretty much like Firefox. The one difference is that I see a lot of in-line ads being inserted that are not there when I browse the same page with Firefox. So this leads me to ask:
1) Does anyone else have much experience with Pale Moon, Water Fox or Brave?
2) How secure are these other browsers compared to Firefox? With all of the recent discussions about malware being contained in online advertising, I'm a little reluctant to switch to a browser that might be less secure.
3) Are there other browsers that you've used that work well and are less friendly to advertising?
Thanks in advance.