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AMA with Marshall Rose

Jun 20, 2019

The most recent AMA took place on June 19th and featured Marshall Rose, Principal Engineer at Brave. Marshall fielded both pre-submitted and live questions from Redditors concerning a variety of topics, such as the differences between BAT Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo, the three work phases outlined in BAT Roadmap 1.0

Supporting The Web Privacy Community

Jun 13, 2019

Brave contributes to the Web privacy community in many ways, including by developing privacy tools for users and developers, sharing our research on Web privacy, and advocating for privacy in Web standards.

AMA with Jimmy Secretan

Jun 6, 2019

The latest AMA took place on June 5th and featured Jimmy Secretan, Brave’s VP of Services and Operations.

AMA with Dr. Johnny Ryan

May 31, 2019

The latest AMA took place on May 31st and featured Dr. Johnny Ryan, Brave’s Chief Policy & Industry Relations Officer.

Requirement Analysis of Decentralized Virtual Private Networks (dVPNs)

May 23, 2019

In this blogpost we explore the ecosystem of decentralized Virtual Private Networks (dVPNs), a new form of VPNs with no central authority. DVPNs are fairly recent VPN solutions where the users are both client and server, in the sense that when they join a dVPN they also offer a portion of their upload bandwidth to carry traffic for other users.

Partner AMA with Lin Dai

May 21, 2019

The most recent AMA took place on May 20th and featured Lin Dai, CEO & Co-Founder of Hooch App and TAP Network, the first advertising and data network that connects brands to reward consumers directly using blockchain.

Ad Tech GDPR complaint is extended to four more European regulators

May 20, 2019

GDPR complaints about Real-Time Bidding (RTB) in the online advertising industry were filed today with Data Protection Authorities in Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg.  The complaints detail the vast scale of personal data leakage by Google and other major companies in the “Ad Tech” industry. This week marks one year since the introduction of the GDPR. 

Brave's Concerns with the Client-Hints Proposal

May 9, 2019

One of Brave’s main goals is to improve privacy on the Web, so that everyone can enjoy and interact with the Web while protecting their personal information. This post discusses a new proposed Web standard, Client Hints, and why Brave is concerned that it harms Web privacy.

Brave Launches the First Advertising Platform Built on Privacy

Apr 24, 2019

Starting today, users of Brave’s latest release of the desktop browser for macOS, Windows, and Linux can choose to view privacy-preserving Brave Ads by opting into Brave Rewards. These users will receive 70% of the ad revenue share as a reward for their attention, which they can auto-contribute to publishers under default settings.

Brave Rewards on Android

Apr 17, 2019

Brave Rewards is now available in the latest version of Brave for Android (1.0.91). To download it on your device, please visit the Google Play Store.

A worrying adtech exemption to California’s new privacy law

Apr 16, 2019

Brave writes to the California Senate Judiciary Committee, opposing a new adtech exemption in the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA). Brave also co-signs today's letter from 28 technology companies supporting the Privacy For All amendment to fix loopholes in the CCPA.

AMA with Des, Jan, and Brad

Apr 11, 2019

The most recent AMA took place on April 10th and featured Des Martin, Jan Piotrowski, and Brad Flora, Business Development at Brave.

Brave Sync Now Available for iPhones and iPads

Apr 2, 2019

Brave Sync is now available in today’s Brave for iOS release (version 1.9). Already a feature in the Brave desktop browser and Brave for Android app, Brave Sync for iOS enables users to automatically sync browsing data between devices running the Brave browser.

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