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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.

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.

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 Rebate 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.

BAT Roadmap 2.0: Update 2

Jul 7, 2021

At Brave, we want to make crypto usable and DeFi accessible for everyone, and towards these ends, we are excited to share the second update since we published the BAT Roadmap 2.0 in February 2021.

The Brave Marketer Podcast Kicks off Season 2 with Marketing Expert from Disney+

Jun 28, 2021

Today, we’re launching the first episode of Season 2 of The Brave Marketer podcast, featuring an interview with Andrea Cutright, VP, Global Subscriber Marketing and Insights for Disney+ who discusses how they exponentially surpassed growth targets, and why “killing the hypothesis” led to massive product adoption.

Brave Crypto DNS Strategy

May 26, 2021

Brave, as part of our mission to make crypto accessible and usable to all, is integrating several blockchain-based DNS providers. As we integrate these crypto-DNS providers, we commit to the following principles in resolving domain names…

THEMIS RFC&C Wrap Up

May 26, 2021

We received 10 RFC&C proposals from teams focusing on both L1 and L2 tech that brought practical insights on how to improve the original THEMISv2 protocol spec. In this blogpost, we’ll dive into each of the received proposals and provide pointers for the material each team submitted for the RFC&C.

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