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AMA with Ben Livshits

AMA with Ben Livshits

Welcome to the thirteenth post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit is an eight-month-long event that features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams. The goal of the series is twofold: to give fans of the project an...

Memory Savings in Brave: 33% to 66% memory reduction over Chrome

Memory Savings in Brave: 33% to 66% memory reduction over Chrome

This research was conducted by Dr. Andrius Aucinas, performance researcher at Brave, and Dr. Ben Livshits, Brave’s Chief Scientist. We are continuing our series of posts evaluating Brave browser's performance. This time we look at one aspect that often frustrates web...

Blockchain MarTech Industry Grows by 1,218% in 18 months

Blockchain MarTech Industry Grows by 1,218% in 18 months

Never Stop Marketing Research and Brave Software Collaborate to Help Enterprise Marketers Harness Blockchain Potential Rapidly New York and San Francisco, February 13, 2019 ---- Never Stop Marketing Research, the leading research firm on the intersection of blockchain...

Script Blocking Exceptions Update

Script Blocking Exceptions Update

We have received many questions about script blocking exceptions being reported by several news outlets and blogs. This conversation is about script loading, not tracking. Loading a script from an edge-cache does not track a user without third-party cookies or...

Earn Basic Attention Token, or BAT, With Coinbase Earn

Earn Basic Attention Token, or BAT, With Coinbase Earn

In an effort to make BAT easier to use and easier to understand, Brave Software is working with Coinbase Earn, a product that allows users to earn utility tokens by viewing and completing educational tasks. $5 million, denominated in BAT, is being designated for this...

AMA with Joel Reis and Sergey Zhukovsky

AMA with Joel Reis and Sergey Zhukovsky

Welcome to the twelfth post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit is a seven-month-long event that features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams. The goal of the series is twofold: to give fans of the project an opportunity...

Cheddar Partnership

Cheddar Partnership

CHEDDAR AND BRAVE PARTNER TO OFFERPREMIUM CHEDDAR CONTENT TO BRAVE BROWSER USERS NEW YORK, NY and SAN FRANCISCO, CA – January 29th, 2019 –  Cheddar, the leading post-cable news, media, and entertainment company, and Brave Software, an innovative privacy browser...

Brave alerts the FTC about two major problems in digital media & services markets

Brave alerts the FTC about two major problems in digital media & services markets

Big tech companies "cross-use" user data from one part of their business to prop up others. This hurts innovation & choice. The FTC must investigate. Plus, the GDPR is emerging as a defacto international standard. Whether this helps or harms United States firms will be determined by whether the United States enacts and actively enforces robust federal privacy laws.
AMA with Tom Lowenthal

AMA with Tom Lowenthal

Welcome to the eleventh post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit is a seven-month-long event that features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams. The goal of the series is twofold: to give fans of the project an opportunity...

Brave Previews Opt-in Ads in Desktop Browser Developer Channel

New online advertising model upends current systemwith 70% revenue share to users and privacy by designToday we’re previewing our new digital advertising model in Brave’s Developer channel. Developers and testers using the latest desktop browser build for macOS and...

Brave Rewards Update

Brave Rewards Update

Brave Rewards is our anonymous donation system integrated directly into the Brave desktop browser. It is accessible to users from the URL bar via the BAT (Basic Attention Token) logo, and though off by default, can be easily switched on with the slider. Publishers and...

Brave Software Joins AdLedger

Brave Software Joins AdLedger

Non-Profit Blockchain Consortium Unites Industry-LeadingTechnology Companies To Reform The Future Of Digital Advertising New York, NY -- December 19, 2018 -- AdLedger, the non-profit research and development consortium building and implementing the blockchain...

AMA with Ryan Watson and Kamil Jozwiak

AMA with Ryan Watson and Kamil Jozwiak

Welcome to the tenth post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit is a seven-month-long event that features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams. The goal of the series is twofold: to give fans of the project an opportunity to...

AMA with Alex Wykoff

AMA with Alex Wykoff

Welcome to the ninth post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit is a seven-month-long event that features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams. The goal of the series is twofold: to give fans of the project an opportunity to...

AMA with Luke Mulks

AMA with Luke Mulks

Welcome to the eighth post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit is a seven-month-long event that features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams. The goal of the series is twofold: to give fans of the project an opportunity to...

French regulator shows deep flaws in IAB’s consent framework and RTB

French regulator shows deep flaws in IAB’s consent framework and RTB

French regulator's decision against Vectaury confirms that IAB “Transparency & Consent Framework” does not obtain valid consent, and illustrates how even tiny adtech companies can unlawfully gather millions of people’s personal data from the online advertising “real time bidding system” (RTB). 
SpeedReader: Fast and Private Reader Mode for the Web

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...

AMA with Brian Brown

AMA with Brian Brown

Welcome to the seventh post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit is a seven-month-long event that features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams. The goal of the series is twofold: to give fans of the project an opportunity...

AMA with Sampson

AMA with Sampson

Welcome to the sixth post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit is a seven-month-long event that features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams. The goal of the series is twofold: to give fans of the project an opportunity to...

AMA with Yan Zhu

AMA with Yan Zhu

Welcome to the fifth post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit is a six-month-long event that features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams. The goal of the series is twofold: to give fans of the project an opportunity to...

New Brave Browser Release Available for General Download on Brave.com

New Brave Browser Release Available for General Download on Brave.com

Redesigned Chromium-based desktop version replaces previous Muon-based browser and delivers 22% faster load time Starting today, users who download a new version of the Brave desktop browser from the Brave website will be presented with Brave’s latest browser release,...

The New Brave is 22% Faster

The New Brave is 22% Faster

Newly Redesigned Chromium-Based Brave Browser Has 22% Faster Load Time than Brave Muon Version, on Average This research was conducted by Andrius Aucinas, performance researcher at Brave, and Dr. Ben Livshits, Brave’s Chief Scientist. Back in March we announced the...

AMA with David Temkin

AMA with David Temkin

Welcome to the fourth post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit is a six-month-long event that features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams. The goal of the series is twofold: to give fans of the project an opportunity to...

AMA with Johnny Ryan

AMA with Johnny Ryan

Welcome to the third post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit is a six-month long event that features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams. The goal of the series, which will run until January 2019, is twofold: to give fans...

Few Realize “Private Mode” Is Not Really Private

Few Realize “Private Mode” Is Not Really Private

  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 final findings will be submitted as a paper in the next several weeks....

AMA with Brian Bondy

AMA with Brian Bondy

On August 16th, the BAT Community successfully kicked off an AMA (Ask Me Anything!) series with CEO and co-founder Brendan Eich. The series, scheduled to run from August 2018 through January 2019, features several different guests from the Brave team every month and...

AMA with Brendan Eich

AMA with Brendan Eich

On August 16th, BAT Community hosted the first in an upcoming series of AMAs (Ask Me Anything!) with Brendan Eich in the r/BATProject subreddit. Over the course of the AMA, Brendan answered a mix of pre-submitted and live questions from Redditors about Brave and the...

Understanding Redirection-Based Tracking

Understanding Redirection-Based Tracking

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

Brave Browser iOS App Now Offers DuckDuckGo Search in Private Tabs

Brave Browser iOS App Now Offers DuckDuckGo Search in Private Tabs

We recently partnered with DuckDuckGo to improve privacy on the web by integrating a new DuckDuckGo search feature within Private Tabs in Brave’s desktop browser. We’re excited to announce that this feature is now available to Brave iOS (version 1.6.3) users to give...

Into the Blockchain: Brave with MetaMask

Into the Blockchain: Brave with MetaMask

The decentralized web is there for exploring. Trails are being blazed with decentralized applications built on the Ethereum blockchain, with the MetaMask extension providing a bridge to explore and handle decentralized applications (Dapps) from a web browser....

The Mounting Cost of Stale Ad Blocking Rules

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...

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