Research at Brave


We are the Brave Research team! We work at the intersection of theory and practice on many topics in Computer Science. Our research mainly focuses on privacy, security, machine-learning, networks, and measurements. Read our work here!


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ICLR Confidential-DPproof: Confidential Proof of Differentially Private Training Machine Learning


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IMC Understanding the Privacy Risks of Popular Search Engine Advertising Systems Privacy
IMC A First Look At The Privacy Harms Of The Public Suffix List Privacy
PETS FrodoPIR: Simple, Scalable, Single-Server Private Information Retrieval Cryptography, Privacy
USENIX Security Pool-Party: Exploiting Browser Resource Pools for Web Tracking Privacy


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HotNets Tango or Square Dance? How Tightly Should we Integrate Network Functionality in Browsers? Networks
IMC Measuring UID Smuggling in the Wild Privacy
CCS STAR: Secret Sharing for Private Threshold Aggregation Reporting Cryptography, Privacy
eprint A Framework for Building Secure, Scalable, Networked Enclaves Networks, Privacy
PETS Blocked or Broken? Automatically Detecting When Privacy Interventions Break Websites Privacy
PAM BatteryLab: A Collaborative Platform for Power Monitoring Measurements
WWW Measuring the Privacy vs. Compatibility Trade-off in Preventing Third-Party Stateful Tracking Privacy


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CCS SugarCoat: Programmatically Generating Privacy-Preserving, Web-Compatible Resource Replacements for Content Blocking Privacy
eprint PrivateFetch: Scalable Catalog Delivery in Privacy-Preserving Advertising Cryptography
eprint What's in Your Wallet? Privacy and Security Issues in Web 3.0 Privacy, Security, Measurements
PETS zkSENSE: A Friction-less Privacy-Preserving Human Attestation Mechanism for Mobile Devices Cryptography, Privacy
RecSys Stronger Privacy for Federated Collaborative Filtering With Implicit Feedback Machine Learning, Privacy
IEEE S&P Detecting Filter List Evasion With Event-Loop-Turn Granularity JavaScript Signatures Security
WWW Towards Realistic and Reproducible Web Crawl Measurements Measurements


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CoNEXT Mind the Delay: The Adverse Effects of Delay-Based TCP on HTTP Networks
eprint There's No Trick, Its Just a Simple Trick: A Web-Compat and Privacy Improving Approach to Third-Party Web Storage Privacy
USENIX ATC Percival: Making In-Browser Perceptual Ad Blocking Practical With Deep Learning Machine Learning, Privacy
SIGMETRICS Who Filters the Filters: Understanding the Growth, Usefulness and Efficiency of Crowdsourced Ad Blocking Machine Learning, Privacy
IEEE S&P AdGraph: A Machine Learning Approach to Automatic and Effective Adblocking Machine Learning, Privacy
MLSys Privacy-Preserving Bandits Machine Learning, Privacy
WWW Keeping Out the Masses: Understanding the Popularity and Implications of Internet Paywalls Privacy
WWW Filter List Generation for Underserved Regions Privacy
CHI Evaluating the End-User Experience of Private Browsing Mode Machine Learning, Privacy
WWW De-Kodi: Understanding the Kodi Ecosystem Privacy


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WWW SpeedReader: Reader Mode Made Fast and Private Privacy
HotNets BatteryLab: A Distributed Platform for Battery Measurements Measurements
eprint The Blind Men and the Internet: Multi-Vantage Point Web Measurements Privacy

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