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Updates from Brave Research

Updates from Brave Research

Brave Research is a highly dynamic team of researchers and developers whose goal is to push the envelope when it comes to some of the more adventurous aspects and needs of the Brave browser and the underlying ecosystem.

Brave Sync Version 2 Now Available for Desktop and Android Users

Brave Sync Version 2 Now Available for Desktop and Android Users

Starting today, Brave desktop users (version 1.12) and Android users (version 1.12) can use our fully redesigned sync functionality to sync data from desktop to desktop, as well as across desktop and Android devices. Support for iOS will follow shortly. Sync v2 was...

bitFlyer Partners with Next-Generation Privacy-Protecting Browser Brave

bitFlyer Partners with Next-Generation Privacy-Protecting Browser Brave

Brave browser users in Japan will be able to receive and use BAT bitFlyer, Inc. ("bitFlyer"; HQ: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Kimihiro Mine), which operates Japan's No. 1*1 cryptocurrency exchange by Bitcoin trading volume, and Brave Software, Inc. ("Brave Software";...

What’s Brave Done For My Privacy Lately #5: Grab Bag

What’s Brave Done For My Privacy Lately #5: Grab Bag

In order to stay one step ahead of online trackers, Brave regularly releases new privacy features and improvements. This post discusses three recent changes in Brave that each help make the web a more privacy, and person, respecting platform.

Important changes to the Brave Referral Program

Important changes to the Brave Referral Program

Since Brave’s beginnings, our community has been a key engine to our worldwide growth. We are privileged to have such a passionate and dedicated user base that actively endorses and recommends Brave. The Brave Referral Program has been an essential part of that...

On Partner Referral Codes in Brave Suggested Sites

On Partner Referral Codes in Brave Suggested Sites

Over the weekend, one of our users noticed that typing “binance.us” into Brave’s address bar added an affiliate code to the end of the address (commonly called a URL) that was typed in. The bad news is that we made a mistake when adding affiliate codes and logic using...

Guest AMA with Kindhumans

Guest AMA with Kindhumans

Welcome to the next installment in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams, and now, guests from projects and causes that Brave collaborates with.  The most recent AMA took place on...

Mjolnir: Tooling for BAT Apollo

Mjolnir: Tooling for BAT Apollo

This blog was written by Samuel Dare, Blockchain Engineer at Brave Marching towards Brave’s mission to create a decentralised ecosystem for digital advertising that respects user’s privacy, we aim to incrementally decentralize components of our architecture as they...

Browser First-Run: iOS Edition

Browser First-Run: iOS Edition

The following review was conducted by Sampson, Senior Developer Relations Specialist at Brave. Last year I did a review of several popular desktop browsers, focusing exclusively on what they do when you launch the browser for the first time. Months later, an...

Guest AMA with Matthew Liu & Nick Poulden of Origin

Guest AMA with Matthew Liu & Nick Poulden of Origin

Welcome to the next installment in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams, and now, guests from projects and causes that Brave collaborates with. The most recent AMA took place on...

Brave Launches New Swag Store Powered by Origin

Brave Launches New Swag Store Powered by Origin

Brave unveils new Brave Swag Store, the official source for Brave and Basic Attention Token-branded merchandise. Powered by Origin Protocol’s new decentralized e-commerce platform, Dshop.San Francisco - March 24, 2020 - Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of...

What’s Brave Done For My Privacy Lately? Episode #3: Fingerprint Randomization

What’s Brave Done For My Privacy Lately? Episode #3: Fingerprint Randomization

Brave now protects users from being fingerprinted by making them appear subtly different to each website. Browser fingerprinting protection is available today in our Nightly version. These new protections both provide the strongest fingerprinting protections of any popular browser, and work without introducing bothersome permission prompts or breaking websites.

What’s Brave Done For My Privacy Lately? Episode #2: Third-Party Cosmetic Filtering

What’s Brave Done For My Privacy Lately? Episode #2: Third-Party Cosmetic Filtering

Problem: Blocking Trackers Sometimes Breaks Sites. One of many ways Brave protects your privacy on the Web is by blocking requests to trackers. By blocking these requests, Brave prevents you from being followed around the Web, and from ad companies, data brokers, and other privacy-harming parties from recording your online activity.

What’s Brave Done For My Privacy Lately-Episode #1: Web Resource Replacements (replacing tracking code with privacy-preserving code that keeps sites working well)

What’s Brave Done For My Privacy Lately-Episode #1: Web Resource Replacements (replacing tracking code with privacy-preserving code that keeps sites working well)

Problem: Blocking Trackers Sometimes Breaks Sites. One of many ways Brave protects your privacy on the Web is by blocking requests to trackers. By blocking these requests, Brave prevents you from being followed around the Web, and from ad companies, data brokers, and other privacy-harming parties from recording your online activity.

Brave 1.0 Performance: Methodology and Results

Brave 1.0 Performance: Methodology and Results

Brave reached a major milestone with the release of the 1.0 version. As ever, web browsing performance is a key priority for Brave, so we set out to evaluate in detail how it stacks up against the competition and devised a methodology for doing so. In our “1.0 reviewer guide”, we summarized the significant savings Brave users can expect.  In the spirit of transparency, we here present our methodology and detailed results.

The ICO’s failure to act on RTB, the largest data breach ever recorded in the UK

The ICO’s failure to act on RTB, the largest data breach ever recorded in the UK

The ICO has today announced that it will be taking no substantive action to fix “RTB”, the largest data breach ever recorded in the UK. Regulatory ambivalence cannot continue. We are considering all options to put an end to the systemic breach, including direct challenges to the controllers and judicial oversight of the ICO. 

Introducing Sponsored Images in Brave

Introducing Sponsored Images in Brave

Today we’d like to introduce “Sponsored Images”, the latest addition to Brave’s private advertising platform. These branded images will appear in the form of large, beautiful background images within our new tab page. Sponsored Images will bring additional revenue to support Brave’s mission, and give users a new reason to turn on Brave Rewards so they can get compensated for their attention. These images will begin to appear across our mobile and desktop browsers over the next few months. As always with Brave, Sponsored Images are private.

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