The new Brave browser automatically blocks ads and trackers, making it faster and safer than your current browser.
Soon, micropayments and better ads will give users and publishers a better deal.
Brave blocks trackers and intrusive ads that can slow you down on the web.
Brave keeps you and your information safer, effectively shielding you from 3rd party tracking and malvertisement.
With Brave, you can choose whether to see ads that respect your privacy or pay sites directly. Either way, you can feel good about helping fund content creators.
Up to a whopping 60% of page load time is caused by the underlying ad technology that loads
into various places each time you hit a page on your favorite news site.
And 20% of this is time spent on loading things that are trying to learn more about you.
Example news page data and load time with tracking allowed and normal ads allowed.
Same page data and load time with tracking blocked and normal ads blocked.
At Brave, our goal is to block everything on the web that can cramp your style and compromise your privacy.
Annoying ads are yesterday's news, and cookies stay in your jar where they belong.
We believe in having an open source community. It’s our web and we want to fix it as a team, so everything from our backend to the frontend is open. We are progressing quickly so expect to see new commits on an hourly basis.
We've been busy at Brave building a solution designed to give users and publishers the fair deal they deserve on the Web. Today we're releasing our 0.9 developer version, which delivers what thousands have been asking for: the beginning of support for Chrome extensions with 1Password support, to help users better manage their security and privacy. Other password managers will follow soon. Another notable feature is the capacity to block phishing and malware, to make sure our users don't get hacked by dangerous domains. We are also introducing defenses against browser fingerprinting.
We've added these features because browsing the Web should be fast AND safe, and because users deserve to be in control of their data. Users are increasingly reacting to being treated like products, weary of being analyzed, surveyed, and monetized for the profit of third parties. Being a customer should not be equated to being a product. The problem is not with advertising per se (users want to support their favorite sites and ...Read More
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