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STATE OF THE BAT: 2021 Recap and 2022 Outlook

Jan 18, 2022

2021 was a significant year for the growth and development of Brave and BAT. Brave grew over 2x to 50.2 million monthly active users in 2021, with over 8 million users earning BAT through Brave Rewards, becoming the 11th most distributed token by on-chain holders according to etherscan.io.

Partitioning Network-State for Privacy

Dec 22, 2021

Brave now includes network-state partitioning features, protecting Brave users from an even greater range of online tracking techniques.

Preventing Pool-Party Attacks

Dec 15, 2021

Brave has identified a new category of tracking vulnerability, forms of which are present in all browsers. We call this category of attack “pool-party” attacks because the attack uses collections (or “pools”) of limited-but-shared resources to create side channels.

Debouncing

Oct 14, 2021

Brave is releasing additional protections against certain forms of bounce tracking. We call these new protections "debouncing". As of desktop version 1.32, Brave will protect users against bounce tracking by recognizing when the user is about to visit a known tracking domain, skipping visiting the tracking site all together, and instead directly navigating the user to the intended destination.

Research Paper: Privacy and Security Issues in Web 3.0

Sep 21, 2021

We at Brave Research just published a technical report called “Privacy and Security Issues in Web 3.0” on arXiv. This blog post summarizes our findings and puts them in perspective for Brave users.

Custom Filter List Subscriptions

Sep 21, 2021

Starting in version 1.31, Brave will support custom filter list subscriptions, allowing users to further control how unwanted network requests and in-page elements are blocked in Brave. This work is part of Brave’s goal of providing best-of-breed content filtering tools, and keeping people in control of their Web browsing.

AMA with Peter Snyder

Sep 15, 2021

The ongoing AMA series on Reddit features guests from the Brave/BAT team. The most recent AMA took place on August 18th with Peter Snyder, Senior Privacy Researcher and Director of Privacy at Brave.

Encrypting DNS Zone Transfers

Sep 14, 2021

Brave, along with a team of DNS experts from the industry and open source communities, recently helped publish an IETF standard (RFC 9103) to fix a long-standing privacy and security hole in the DNS.

Brave Swap Rewards Program

Sep 10, 2021

In connection with the upcoming release of the new Brave Wallet, we will be launching the Brave Swap Rewards Program, a new program that will allow swap users to recoup 20% of their swap fees.

Brave Passes 36 Million Monthly Active Users

Sep 2, 2021

As users are increasingly adopting privacy-preserving tools to protect their Web usage, Brave now has 36.2 million monthly active users (MAU) and 12.5 million daily active users (DAU).

Improving Privacy By Improving Web Compatibility

Sep 1, 2021

Brave is disabling filter list blocking for first-party subresources to improve privacy for typical Brave users. Advanced users still have the ability to deploy more aggressive privacy protections, even those that might break sites.

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