SpeedReader: Fast and Private Reader Mode for the Web

This post is an abbreviated version of this report, based on research conducted at Brave by Andrius Aucinas (Performance Researcher), Peter Snyder (Privacy Researcher), and Dr. Ben Livshits (Chief Scientist), as well as by Mohammad Ghasemisharif (Ph.D student in...

Few Realize “Private Mode” Is Not Really Private

Few Realize “Private Mode” Is Not Really Private Preliminary results of a user study   This ongoing research is being conducted by Ruba Abu-Salma, a Ph.D student in Computer Science from University College London (UCL), and Brave’s Chief Scientist, Dr. Ben Livshits....

The Mounting Cost of Stale Ad Blocking Rules

This blog post describes ongoing work conducted at Brave by Antoine Vastel, Peter Snyder, and Ben Livshits. It is the second in a series of research-oriented posts that share both present investigations and future vision. We are constantly looking to improve and...

QUIC in the wild

Update: This post has been edited to correct errors of fact about developer tools and APIs with respect to QUIC. Also, the original post implied that Google might be using QUIC in an anti-competitive manner. We regret the errors, and we apologize for the implication....

Brave’s Response to the NAA: A Better Deal for Publishers

The NAA has sent a letter to Brave Software filled with false assertions, indicating that they have fundamentally misunderstood Brave. Here are a few misconceptions we’d like to clear up: Brave is not, as the NAA asserts, “replac[ing] publishers’ ads on the...

How Brave Works for You

Last week I wrote: “Brave is the only approach to the Web that puts users first in ownership and control of their browsing data by blocking trackers by default, with no exceptions.” Our premise is that the Web requires ads for much of its funding, but not the poorly...