Use Brave, developed by Brendan Eich — a rather famous programmer who got forced to step down as Mozilla's CEO because he donated $1000(from his own pocket) to a political campaign that was anti-gay marriage.
It's no coincidence that this is about the same time period that Firefox began getting ran into the ground, btw.
Brave is also based on Chromium(the open source version of Chrome before proprietary garbage is added) so it should be similar to Chrome in performance.
It also has a very interesting take on advertisements to help fund websites in an adblock world. Essentially instead of begging people to turn their adblockers off they came up with a way to make ads desirable for the end-user(non-intrusive, fully anonymous/no tracking, requires opt-in, etc.) Don't think it's 100% ready yet though. Capitalism is great.
You know, I don't know! I was hoping one of you might know. I've been very happy with Brave however, so I'm not in the market for another browser anyway. brave.com is a terrific browser adn it runs on Chromium, so it uses all Chrome extensions. Nice! It blocks ads, has a built in Tor tabs feture and allows you to pay sites you vist with BAT (crypto) to replace ad revenue.
We've opened up our Developer Channel Preview to include the Beta Channel with this release, which is why you're all observing this.
Phase one of our Developer Channel Preview does not include token confirmations / rewards for ads, but provides a preview of the ad unit and flow, along with an early look at some of the user controls.
The upcoming phase two of our preview will include token confirmations, and rewards for viewing ads.
For more info about our Developer Channel Preview: https://brave.com/brave-previews-opt-in-ads-in-desktop-browser-developer-channel/
Much love for early enthusiasm, feedback and testing.
Just as important are Chamath's comments about social media ripping apart society. In the end, it all goes back to sites being forced to monetise through advertising. Something which bitcoin micropayments (and layer 2 tech) will address.
See brave browser for an early glimpse of what an ad free internet looks like. It automatically removes all ads and trackers, and has an inbuilt pay what you want model that funnels bitcoin payments to your favourite sites based on the amount of time you spend on them.
I recommend you check out Brave’s official blogpost about this: https://brave.com/development-plans-for-upcoming-release/
Cnet also covered the news: https://www.cnet.com/news/brave-browser-getting-closer-to-chrome-including-its-extensions/?ftag=COS-05-10aaa0b&linkId=49812833
Been using Brave now on Mac/PC/iOS for the past few months, and it's like Chrome was before it started to get shitty. It's very security forward so some sites will have problems loading, but once you remember that you may have to fidget with settings on a per site basis, it's great.
Also the Brave browser - use all Chrome extensions without getting your stuff reported back to google. Also Brave for mobile, you can watch YouTube ad-free!!
Also DDG and Brave are partnered with each other :)
Also, check out Brave Browser if you're looking for a privacy-focused browser that also supports Chrome extensions! They are open-source, and auto-blocks ads, trackers, and fingerprinting. Funny enough, they are also official partners of DDG!
Available on all OSes, including Linux, and mobile. So if you want to view YouTube ad-free on a phone, just fire up Brave on iOS or Android, go to YouTube, and watch videos with no ads, baby!
I dont even think the so called "Sexist Memo" was even conservative. It made some generalizations between the differences between men and woman but he expressed multiple times how he was concerned about discrimination towards women.
I thought it was fairly moderate and multifaceted so it made me even more concerned that google would oppress his viewpoint.
I suggest the internet browser Brave.
This article explains the Facebook and Twitter script issue more clearly:
And here is Brave's response on the issue:
Your wishes will be answered in not too long with Brave v1.0: https://brave.com/development-plans-for-upcoming-release/
In the meantime, the team will keep improving the pre v1.0 product. But if you can bear with us, that would be wonderful. The engineering team just grew a lot, and they're all working tirelessly everyday on v1.0. It's awesome.
Anyway, inside Brave is something called "Brave Payments". When a user enables Brave Payments, it will generate a crypto wallet in the browser. The balance of this wallet can be used to donate to websites, content creators (Twitch streamers, YouTubers, etc.) every month, much like Patreon or subscriptions on Twitch.
This wallet has several ways of getting "topped up" (funding options). Right now it has ETH, LTC, BTC and BAT. This would add BCH as a funding option as well for the in-browser wallet. Again, the browser has over 2M+ active users now. This is up around 600k for a month or two ago! Growing fast! More utility and eyes on BCH :).
Basic Attention Token and its relationship to Brave: https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/comments/7cr7yc/new_to_bat_read_this_introduction_to_basic/
Official Brave site (where you can download the browser): https://brave.com
Official BAT site: https://basicattentiontoken.org
Try using Brave.
It blocks ads, trackers and malware by default. No add-ons needed.
I believe it's using a base similar to Chrome. So if you use Chrome as your default browser, you won't feel that much of a difference.
> True but Brave hasn't had a stance on "hate speech." Until then they're not on my crap list.
>By way of example, and not as a limitation, you shall not (and shall not permit any third party to) take any action (including contributing any Content) that: would constitute a violation of any applicable law, rule or regulation; infringes any intellectual property or other right of any other person or entity; is threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, tortious, obscene, offensive, or profane; constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail; contains software viruses or any other similar computer codes, files, or programs; or impersonates any person or entity.
Guess you need to move to that Dissenter browser. I don't think there is an Android build yet, but keep your eyes out!
I'm also using Brave, it super fast and have built-in ad-block.
Yes, Chromium code can be trusted. It is possible to remove all the Google connections from the code. There are three Chromium forks currently which I know that had removed Google connections (also doesn't phone home at all or absolutely minimum):
Welcome to the family! Brave v1.0, coming this fall, will likely quell any lingering desktop woes you might have. :)
See this post about what you can expect from v1.0: https://brave.com/development-plans-for-upcoming-release/
GNU Icecat is a fork of Firefox with branding and weird features/potential spying removed, with added security features: https://www.gnu.org/software/gnuzilla/
Brave is another popular alternative: https://brave.com/
Iridium is a de-googled version of chromium, the open source base for Google Chrome: https://iridiumbrowser.de/ Every once in a while some sketchy Google tendril is found in iridium, so it's not perfect.
Definitely Vivaldi, simply because of its color tabbing feature and customizability. It is also one of the greatest chromium based browser I've ever seen.
As well as Brave, it has built-in ad and tracker blocker, as well as several security plugins, such as tor. Can't say that I like it because it does not allow installing 3rd party plugins.
>Is the expectation that Advertisers will buy BAT from the open market, and reward users for viewing their ads?
Advertisers will purchase ad space within the platform in BAT. The platform will allow for fiat-in, fiat-out for advertisers (if they choose to keep the flow familiar), but a conversion to BAT will occur in the background (by an exchange like Uphold, our partner, or some other exchange). Here's how BAT moves between the three parties involved:
> Or is Brave team footing the bill and paying users for viewing ads via the massive BAT reserve?
Users will receive a portion of the ad revenue (aka advertiser dollars) for each ad they choose to see.
>For me as a user, what's in it for me to buy BAT, then pay monthly installments in BAT to websites I can already visit for free?
The idea is that you'll never have to purchase BAT! A portion of the BAT you earn from seeing ads can be used to support your favorite web publishers and creators whose ads you (presumably) block by using Brave. (You'll be able to use your tokens for other things, too, like redeeming premium content, gift cards, discounts, digital goods and subscriptions, etc.!)
Currently, a lot of digital advertising firms fuck over, users, content providers AND the people paying for the ads. BAT is one approach to fix digital advertising. BAT relies on the Brave browser. (Read more about it at the BAT link)
MetaMask is a browser extension that acts as a wallet allows users to [almost] seamlessly interact with ethereum dapps.
Brave integrated MetaMask into their browser and now MetaMask is linking to Brave.
This is already an issue as we release regular grants to users and creators (see https://brave.com/brave-users-get-rewarded-to-browse/ and https://brave.com/refer). What helps right now: buffering on device until reconciliation via ANONIZE => settlement means we can do settlement analysis of flows, looking for fake sites/accounts getting grants from sybil-bots. As we give grants from the UGP, we can claw those back if fraud is detected. User self-funded grants are ok. For ads we will use the same settlement analysis, beefed up to cope with threats. As with all the other players dealing with unknown users (we do not KYC users for them to get grants or give payments to creators), anti-fraud work is a burden we must rise to bear.
I use brave because it has built in TOR private browsing. It blocks scripts and spammy content and auto blocks mining. It also does not drain my computers resources like chrome with extensions in. PLUS: Many apps like ublock and adblock have deals with people to allow certain ads through. Not cool.
DOWNLOAD BRAVE BROWSER (they even have a partnership with DuckDuckGo): https://brave.com/
In ~5 months or so :
38,138 Trackers Blocked; 43,275 Ads Blocked; 9,593
HTTPS Upgrades; 1.1 hours Estimated Time Saved
Tell all your friends about it! And you can benefit from doing this too with the referral program (https://brave.com/refer). Many people around me use Brave full time on their mobile devices (including iPhones), since they usually don't realize that you can block ads on mobile too. It usually just takes a second to show them Brave or to install it on their phone, then replace the Safari icon with it. From there, it's mostly a done deal!
That said, on the Android store, Brave should appear quite high up on the list.
It's also on Brave and Chromium. Brave has built-in tracking prevention and ad-blocking, and loads pages faster than any other browser (though still needs ublock to block some egregious native content).
It’s setting up a wallet with Brave. Pretty simple to do. You can just create a YouTube channel and verify it or if you have a website you can follow instructions to verify that.
The owner of the domain or account can receive BAT tips you can either give as a user or make a monthly contribution. That BAT can be withdrawn to an account with uphold.com which is a newish wallet/exchange that’s pretty intuitive to use.
I set one up myself to test and I’ve gotten maybe
$40 worth of BTC in a few months because that’s what I exchanged the BAT for but you can do BCH, LTC, even USD. You get a blue check Brave users can see when they land on your thing and tip if they want. Like a $0.50 upvote.
Not life changing but it’s pretty neat.
Browser is fast and secure too. Blocks ads by default.
Take a look at Brave Browser. When your area is supported, it replaces all ads with their own ads for which you gain money. You can then later decide yourself to who you give it to. Youtube channels are supported.
It's based on chromium, so it supports everything Chrome can (including extensions etc).
>How do I enable a dark theme?
We currently don't have a dark theme, but the dark theme will be shipping with Brave v1.0, our rewrite of the browser coming this US fall season.
>There seems to be a very limited amount of plugins. Which is okay, for the most part, but I need react and redux dev tools. Are they available for brave?
We will have full Chrome extension coverage with v1.0 coming this fall season.
To read more about v1.0, see here: https://brave.com/development-plans-for-upcoming-release/
In short, you should 100% definitely revisit Brave when 1.0 comes out this US fall season. I can personally tell you that you will have no reason to switch back to Chrome with 1.0. Everything basic will be on par with Chrome (in terms of extension compatibility, themes, UI snappiness, general UI layout but refreshed, dev tools, etc.), plus you'll get all the Brave specific features like the Brave Rewards system, faster page loads, ads/trackers blocked by default, etc., Tor integration, ETH Wallet, etc.
As someone who sees the work the team is doing on 1.0, I'm extremely, extremely excited to see it land.
You do this by delivering ads from within the app or the browser (he has a fast new browser out now that's awesome and blocks third-party ads, trackers, mining scripts, auto-HTTPS upgrades, and will feature built-in Tor tabs, has session tabs, incognito tabs, etc. all by default called Brave: https://brave.com). It also features a system that is similar to Patreon that lets you automatically tip/donate to your favorite YouTubers (future: Twitch, Redditors, Twitterers) and websites very conveniently in proportion to how much time you spend viewing their content or liking their stuff.
As a result, the browser can just match local user data to an catalog and match that way. You don't ever have to expose your data to third parties as a result.
He also created his own digital advertising platform for this new ad delivery paradigm that pays you for having viewed advertisements called Basic Attention Token in order to fix user incentive problems. It was just covered on CNET, Engadget and in Bloomberg (see, e.g., https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-12-08/google-and-facebook-too-can-be-disrupted).
There's a subreddit for it too, if you want to get started (BATProject). I recommend: https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/comments/7cr7yc/new_to_bat_read_this_introduction_to_basic/
The Mozilla founder who was fired is now working on the browser Brave.
I've replaced Firefox with Brave and haven't looked back. I keep chrome around just in case some website is broken in Brave.
There's about 100 people on their "about" page.
Don't bother. They didn't Google anyone. They're fixated on BAT and refuse to enjoy that someone else has taken chromium back to it's roots.
> How do you propose they cover their expenses?
An excellent question, and I think it's one that can (and ought to be) accomplished via "ancient" techniques:
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The answer in this problem isn't "fighting against your customer", as /u/Mbkn noted, because that's only going to result in an "arms race" with time/energy/money wasted on ever increasing complexity and sophistication -- I mean we already have an anti-advertising web-browser (Brave)
^1 -- If you wanted to use "plain new HTML" you could use the <figure>/<figcaption> tags in addition to the image and link.
In reality they don’t have to tell the public and sort of timeframe. Privately they probably have timelines for stuff. By them exposing unnecessary information; it will either increase/decrease the value of BAT and people will complain whichever way it goes. Pretty sure you fit in that category.
Again your expectation is by far insane.
If you want to know what happens behind close doors; why don’t you apply?
If you want to know what happens behind close doors, why don’t you visit the Github project and give a hand.
No company has to give out any sort of deadline to the public. The fact that they communicate with the public it’s at their own discretion.
99% sure you are trolling because you are invested and need the money. Next time don’t invest what you can’t lose. If this was a stock or an option on a regulated market , pretty sure you wouldn’t be asking or demanding all this nonsenses.
Hi there! What you choose to do is entirely up to you!
It's worth noting that when we roll out Phase II of the Brave Ads Roadmap later this year, we'll introduce Publisher-Integrated Ads. Content providers (like you!) will be able to feature private ads within their website or channels.
In other words, users who opt-in to seeing ads in Brave will see Publisher-Integrated Ads on publisher content (such as an interstitial banner advertisement on a publisher's webpage). Publishers will earn 70% of ad revenue, and users 15%, for publisher-integrated ads.
Please see: https://brave.com/brave-previews-opt-in-ads-in-desktop-browser-developer-channel/
Hi there! The dev preview release is just that—a preview. You cannot earn BAT for seeing ads in Brave just yet—that will come with a future update.
Please see: https://brave.com/brave-previews-opt-in-ads-in-desktop-browser-developer-channel/
To donate it anonymously to their favorite creators via Brave. Many of our users go above and beyond taking a free grant from us (releasing regularly, see https://brave.com/brave-users-get-rewarded-to-browse/) and bring their own BAT funds, to more than replace their "lost value" due to ad and tracker blocking.
Without doubt, Brave.
It was created by the man behind Mozilla and Firefox after he got fed up with SJW tactics and privacy violations of his former company.
Has a nice list of features and is improving pretty consistently. Give it a look when you have the chance.
Brave browser can be downloaded and used right now. BAT is their currency. They're still building out the advertising side of their model.
They're an interesting project that would have existed without blockchain tech or cryptocurrencies, but synergize very, very well with it. Adblockers are destroying the data-scoop and personal targeting method of advertising, and legal obstacles such as GDPR are also working against it. Brave tries to protect your personal information (I haven't looked into how exactly). BAT is meant to be the financial interface between advertisers, media publishers, and Brave users.
From their website: "BAT is a utility token for a new, blockchain-based digital advertising and services platform. Brave is a privacy-focused, secure web browser that blocks ads by default and provides surfing speeds up 7x faster than its competitors. Brave currently runs an experimental automated and anonymous micro-donation system for publishers called Brave Payments. The BAT platform will absorb the Brave Payments ledger, which will migrate from Bitcoin micropayments to BAT microdonations in the near future. The platform will further extend this work into advertising. Users have the choice of whether or not to opt-in to see ads, which use a separate open source component. When users opt-in to receive ads in the platform, ads will be privately matched to their interests and anonymously confirmed. Publishers are rewarded accordingly with tokens. The user remains anonymous to all parties. Users who opt-in will also get a share of BATs and can use them on premium products, donate them back to publishers, etc."
At one point, Brave had planned on not only blocking ads, but replacing those ads with ads from their own ad network. See here. It looks like that plan has been scrapped.
The current idea seems to be to anonymously track which sites users visit and distribute revenue among publishers based on time spent. The page above also links here with more information on the new plan. Basically, you purchase these tokens and Brave distributes the funds among the sites you visit.
I'm happy with Firefox and haven't been paying enough attention to this to speak to how anonymous it is or how it really works. Worth a read though.
Firefox was always was the better choice.
The best thing that could ever be said about Chrome is that, at times, it has had a faster method of loading pages.
That's not how Chrome became so widely adopted though.
That's a result of a multi-billion dollar corporation (that virtually owns the Internet) jamming it down people's throats at every opportunity.
If you really like Chrome though, you can just use Chromium-based browsers that are fully open source (or from a trustworthy source), instead of Google's Chromium-based browser called Google Chrome.
Firefox (still the best)`
I really, really tried to use the Brave browser this week exclusively but I switched back to chrome today. If I'm honest with myself part of it is “just being used to chrome”. .
Other stuff I noticed
While trying to find answers to the pedantic “tabs up top” annoyance I had I found this which lead to this
This gave me enough hope for change that I stopped using Brave and to just wait. I give myself a pass when I’m “trying” to like something. My transition from IE to Firefox was a no brainer, as was Firefox to Chrome. I can’t try to like something
That said, I think BAT is underrated in this space. They have more than an idea or a white paper. They are doing some great work and will revisit their browser soon.
The original basis and business model for Brave is to block ads and replace them with its own ads
> Everyone’s talking about ad blocking. Blockers can make the user experience of the Web much better. But as Marco Arment noted, they don’t feel good to many folks. They feel like free-riding, or even starting a war. You may never click on an ad, but even forming an impression from a viewable ad has some small value. With enough people blocking ads, the Web’s main funding model is in jeopardy.
> At Brave, we’re building a solution designed to avert war and give users the fair deal they deserve for coming to the Web to browse and contribute. We are building a new browser and a connected private cloud service with anonymous ads. Today we’re releasing the 0.7 developer version for early adopters and testers, along with open source and our roadmap.
> Brave browsers block everything: initial signaling/analytics scripts that start the programmatic advertising “dirty pipe”, impression-tracking pixels, and ad-click confirmation signals. By default Brave will insert ads only in a few standard-sized spaces. We find those spaces via a cloud robot (so users don’t have to suffer, even a few canaries per screen size-profile, with ad delays and battery draining). We will target ads based on browser-side intent signals phrased in a standard vocabulary, and without a persistent user id or highly re-identifiable cookie.
The response to this is hilarious
>Brave is not, as the NAA asserts, “replac[ing] publishers' ads on the publishers' own websites and mobile applications with Brave's own advertising.”
Except that this is what they're looking to do, the infographics in the same article say the same thing, just with more buzzwords.
>Brave is not trying to steal the “profits” from publishers as the NAA asserts.
So after their offer to share revenue from replaced ads is categorically denied by most prominent publishers, what would keeping profits by injected ads into webpages they don't own count as? I say stealing.
>What is a “publisher” exactly?
A Brave publisher is just someone accepting BAT tips through a medium that can be:
If someone is a "publisher", i.e verified on Brave/BAT website, it will show with the verified checkmark and will be able to receive any BAT tip send to him/her through the Brave Bowser
The name is from the time where pretty much only Youtube channels and websites could be verified to receive tips (Cf. the name of the registration page on Brave website: https://publishers.basicattentiontoken.org)
The name Content creators is more widely used now on the official Brave website (https://brave.com/creators/), maybe I should update BATGrowth with the same convention
Abandon Chrome as well! Brave browser is designed to support content creators. It's focused on privacy and has a native crypto currency BAT. people can tip content creators that get demonetized. Check it out at https://brave.com/non766 or Brave.com
Also get on board with DuckDuckGo or some other search engine besides Google. We can punish censorship by hitting them in the only place that matters. Money talks.
We could just all switch to Brave as a browser which has an ad block built in, and has away to pay content creators with BAT. Google and msm lose money while content creators still get paid, and we don't have to see ads. It's a WiN Win Win.
We were invited to testify because Brave regularly briefs staff in both parties, and submits input on privacy issues federal law to federal agencies. For example, see
The senate staff seeks expert opinion on the issues under consideration. We were happy to receive Senator Graham’s invitation, but we did not solicit it.
I understand that the tracking industry lobby attempted to block my invitation, and failed because both Republicans and Democrats were eager to get the substantive facts.
This is an indication of sentiment in Washington: both parties want action.
Yes, Brave Sync is still considered high-priority and will be available in the next major update.
Sync is also available for testing right now, with the Brave desktop Beta and Dev builds. You can install either version on multiple computers, and sync your bookmarks privately between your devices. Other settings such as browser history and BAT wallet are not yet integrated.
I won't limit the possibilities to what I can come up with myself.
So generally, whatever our team and community make it to be, we're hiring by the way:
In 5 years I can personally imagine having a visible stake of browser market share.
I see us causing other browser companies to step up their game.
I see us influencing privacy on the Internet at large.
I see BAT used in many products and services.
I see us working at standardizing BAT.
I see user private ads understood and widely adopted.
I see us branching out into various different products and services.
The company behind it. Opera is allegedly owned by the chinese (government), Brave's developers however are way more privacy respecting.
Are you talking about this Brave Browser? https://brave.com/about/ because I don't see Peter Thiel on that list. I tired searching for him and brave browser and I don't get any results.
Also you can have ads that don't track people lol.
First and foremost, this is just a concept I made quickly in Photoshop—it's not an official feature or anything!
The "Tip" button you see in the image is now included in the nightly build of Brave, but you can't yet see who's verified unless you click on the Tip button first, and right now it always appears as a colored logo (instead of the black and white ones in the image I posted).
Also, I'm sure Brave's designers have already thought of something like this, so I hope my posting concepts isn't annoying to the team 😅
Anyway, there are two parts to this idea:
I imagine this would be technically possible to implement because the usernames of verified Reddit users should all be stored in the browser already, so it shouldn't "cost" any resources to do a lookup (I think...but I could be wrong, maybe even a local search could be technically costly?)
I figured having the purple check displayed next to Reddit usernames that were Brave verified would have a the really nice positive effect of giving Brave users the pleasant surprise of seeing a purple check in the wild (which you currently get in the browser when visiting a site you didn't realize was verified).
Right now, I think having the full-color BAT logo is a bit visually distracting when it's added to the page. I personally think it would look a lot nicer in black and white (to match the other buttons it's next to), and that would create an opportunity to only show the colored version when someone is verified (which would also come with the positives mentioned above).
A couple other notes:
>This part from our intro guide may be helpful:
BAT tokens can be used in conjunction with Brave Rewards to support your favorite publishers and content creators on the web. However, they will also allow users to redeem premium content, gift cards, discounts, digital goods and subscriptions with participating brands. (For example, users will be able to redeem BAT rewards at over 250,000 top brand partners in the TAP Network. Learn more about our partnership with TAP, here.) We envision the BAT token becoming a "frequent flyer" token for browsing, with various redeemable rewards and perks.
>Users will also be able to transfer BAT tokens out of the built-in custodial wallet in Brave (via Uphold), or bring their own Ethereum addresses. Furthermore, premium subscriptions and other content purchased with BAT will generate cryptographic receipts that allow the user to enjoy purchased content without having to register for an account with the content provider.
In other words, you will be able to redeem your BAT with partners inside the BAT rewards network (which is extended via TAP Network, etc.). Apart from that, Brave will also have a built-in Ethereum wallet which you can use like any other on-chain wallet (like Metamask) for outside retailers who accept tokens or crypto. You will be able to transfer the BAT you earn via Brave Ads into your on-chain Ethereum wallet.
Please see our guide below.
HOW TO GET BAT AS A REGULAR USER:
Buy some from a secondary exchange that lists BAT: https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/basic-attention-token/#markets
Wait for a free token grant from Brave. There is no fixed schedule for when we give out token grants. You will see a notification in your browser if and when a token grant becomes available for you to claim.
Get rewarded with BAT for seeing privately-matched ads in Brave for desktop if you are located in the US, Canada, the UK, France or Germany. Brave Ads will become available in more countries in the future.
Download Brave: https://brave.com/download
Brave is even better than FireFox for protecting your privacy online, and it is based on Chromium so it has the same compatibility with websites and extensions as Chrome.
It can optionally block all ads, tracking, and fingerprinting natively (with no extensions) too.
Eventually they are going to launch and optional advertising system where you get paid for all the ads that appear in your browser. If you opt-in, the tracking for that is done locally in your browser and, since Brave is open-source, you can verify that your data is not being shared with anyone.
I switched to Brave a few months ago when Google started getting openly hostile toward adblock extensions and havent looked back since. I can have all my chrome extensions and integrations AND a browser that does not keep attempting to backdoor auto-play videos, ads, snooping without my permission.
It's funny I deployed Brave on a few computers to give it a test and was told from upper management to not install unknown browsers on computers. They then tried accusing the browser of malware (only downloaded exes from brave.com of course. no 3rd party). Was also told that open source is not good because the code is open to everyone and Chrome and Mozilla are more private.
I was pissed off for days.
Use: Brave Internet Browser
"You are not a product.
Why use a browser that treats you like one? Enjoy private, secure and fast browsing with Brave."
Brave browser & DuckDuckGo search engine goes together like Peanut butter & Jelly
No one said these are going to be professionals. People enjoy getting involved and being part of the BAT Community. We have dozens of regional leaders all around the world already, and we support them with merch, promotional BAT, etc.
This isn’t hiring (that is over at https://brave.com/jobs); we're ramping up our community and grassroots initiatives and are simply asking if there are people who are interested in getting more involved and who want to be recognized for their contributions. :)
Awesome. Brave v1.0 which should be coming this fall (it's a rewrite of the browser) will have total Chrome extension coverage, so you'll be good to go then (assuming you're talking about an Evernote extension)! https://brave.com/development-plans-for-upcoming-release/
New web browser founded by Brendan Eich (same guy behind Mozilla Firefox).
Brave is focused on ad/tracker blocking by default, so you don't have to download any additional extensions.
Regardless if you hold BAT or not (I don't unfortunately).. I think everybody in here should be using the Brave browser (both desktop and mobile). It's great -- free download, very quick (faster than chrome!), no ads, private, etc. If cryptocurrency is to become victorious it needs all the support and adoption we can give it!
Download here: https://brave.com/
/u/JonahAragon's comment is accurate. Your account needs to be verified with Uphold in order to receive deposits. In the future, we will be introducing other withdrawal options as well. For instance, you will be able to hook up an Ethereum address directly without having to sign up for an Uphold account. https://brave.com/brave-civic-partnership/
Thanks for the question, Two things:
At first, when you earn BAT, the BAT will be stored in your in-browser wallet. The anonymous, in-browser wallet is provided by Uphold (similar to an anonymous Coinbase account). We will provide you the ability to transfer the BAT from this wallet out into any arbitrary Ethereum address (after registering/KYC'ing with Uphold).
In the future (as announced here https://brave.com/brave-civic-partnership/), we will be providing an option for users to skip the in-browser Uphold wallet completely, and just have the earned BAT land in their Ethereum address directly. This will still require a KYC step, but it will be performed by Civic. This feature will come to publishers first, and then users afterward.
Focuses on privacy, removes all ads by default, and is pushing the entire ad industry to using BAT. BAT gives the user control of the ads they want, and pays them for it.
Watch the video on BAT here: https://basicattentiontoken.org/
Learn more about Brave: https://brave.com/about/
You can filter out the paywall in ublock origin:
>Click on ublock origins icon, and select the settings/dashboard icon in the little menu. In settings, select "I am an advanced user." Tabs will appear at the top: go to the tab marked "My filters." Copy the following lines into that text box:
Or just use Brave Browser.
It's still in beta. With the 1.0 update, they will transition from Muon to chromium, and add a lot of features such as sandboxed TOR tabs. I'd withhold any judgement for now.
Edit: I'm an idiot. I see you already linked the update.
But to be honest it happens to everybody once and not everybody is a computer nerd.
Anyway, I started using Brave https://brave.com/ with gives me back some privacy and blocks all sorts of shit.
I also heard about this issue on the swiss podcast Espresso. I think the best is not to pay and report it to the police. As I heard they already have dozens of cases and then you just have to wait.
> We currently replace only certain standard-sized ads, and we aim for higher quality than what would have been served in those spaces. So we reduce the total number of ads experienced by the user and increase the quality and relevance, while simultaneously blocking trackers that follow your activity across sites.
They don't mention 'and make money for ourselves'. Which is a fair thing for them to do - but questionable when it's at the expense of the content creators.
People that publish content need to get on board with Brave Browser. Readers can set a bitcoin micropayment threshold and bypass google's (and others) crappy ad network.
/r/marketing - check the "about" page!
On a side note:
- Hire a copywriter
- Separate from InboxDollars as your "sponsor"
- Successful FB alternatives offer privacy - all I can see here is Ad$$$ - for an ethical approach, check their model: https://brave.com/brave-rewards/
- You might be a few years late to the party
Brave browser is working on being able to tip users directly with BAT coin, while also blocking ads and paying you BAT to you to see a few if you choose.
Never thought I'd be shilling something for free but here I am, lol.
We do not store any personal data unless you switch on Sync or Rewards. But even if you do, Brave does not have access to data that are sensitive.
Here is how this works.
If a Brave user switches on Sync, then your bookmarks and passwords will be saved in an encrypted file on a cloud storage service, to which you will have the only decryption key. The data are entirely inaccessible to Brave and to the cloud storage provider. You can learn how to switch on Sync here.
If a Brave user switches on Brave Rewards you are assigned a “wallet” identifier by Uphold, our payments partner. But this is not tied to what you browse or do because your browsing is kept anonymous by Brave. We cannot trace contributions to individual users, or link any of your contributions together. So if there is a breach at Uphold or at Brave, your browsing details would not be at risk.
You can read about this in more detail here, and please give us feedback on whether that page is clear enough, too long, too short, etc.
This. ^ The built-in custodial wallet in Brave should not be thought of as a general purpose wallet—as Bags_Full mentioned, the wallet is currently unidirectional with no option to transfer BAT out:
>At present, users who enable Brave Rewards in their Brave browsers will generate a unidirectional, in-browser BAT wallet with multiple funding options (e.g., BAT, BTC, LTC, ETH, etc.). Future updates will include a multi-directional wallet upgrade that will allow users to transfer BAT tokens—such as those earned via Brave Ads—out of the built-in custodial wallet (via Uphold), or bring their own Ethereum addresses.
BAT is an ERC-20 token that can be stored in any ERC-20-supporting wallet, such as MEW or Trezor.
That is only for content creators/publishers. Users will be able to just use the Brave Rewards wallet right inside of Brave (brave://rewards) which is provided by Uphold's infrastructure, but requires no registration and is generated the moment you enable Brave Rewards.
If you would like to take the BAT outside of the ecosystem (i.e., send it to a personal Ethereum address, for example), then you may need to complete some KYC with Uphold. However, for in-platform purchases, Brave Contribute/tipping, etc.
Note that earning BAT via Brave Ads has not been released yet, but is very close: https://brave.com/brave-previews-opt-in-ads-in-desktop-browser-developer-channel/
Any specific type of marketing you are wondering about?
We have a marketing team, that is consistently fine tuning our message and finding new / better avenues to reach audiences. Just yesterday we announced a significant partnership deal with Cheddar. As always, there are more pigs in the basket, or whatever that metaphor is. Keep an eye out for more good things to come on this front. There are always exciting things on the horizon here 😋🌅
Actually, we are working a web accelerator, but without a proxy, it will all be done client-side to provide higher security and privacy to our users. It is a technology we are currently working on call SpeedReader (https://brave.com/speed-reader/). Basically after fetching just the initial HTML doc, the classifier determines what is actually needed and only fetches required sources (ignoring even things like CSS). This will drastically improve things for people on slower networks, or who just want a cleaner experience. Here are some stats from the above research post:
Publishers and content creators will need to verify their channel before accessing Brave Rewards. All publishers will receive 95% of donations, with 5% going towards Brave for ongoing upkeep costs. It is our intention to minimize those fees as we grow.
Publishers that are not verified may already have tokens waiting to be redeemed. These token contributions will be held in a custodial wallet until the publisher verifies their account. Once the publisher receives BAT contributions totaling $10 USD, Brave will automatically send the domain contact an email notifying them of the funds waiting to be withdrawn.
You'll be able to withdraw it soon, just consider this a temporary compulsory HODL. You seem prone to making quick decisions without fully considering them when transferring your crypto so this might be really good for you!
This feature is not available in the current version of Brave. However, is planned for Brave 1.0 (Chromium release). Users will be able to add and edit the default search provider.
En dit is precies de essentie. De vraag is wie is de eigenaar van de data die jij genereert? Als ik een tracker op mijn website heb en jij komt op mijn website waardoor die tracker data over jouw surfgedrag genereert, is die data dan van jou of van mij?
Ik zeg, probeer zo weinig mogelijk data te genereren/weg te geven. Installeer VPN, adblock, trackblock totdat wij zelf, of de makers van de content die we consumeren, rechtstreeks vergoed worden voor onze data.
Vergoed worden voor je data klinkt misschien utopisch maar het is echt niet zo 'far-fetched'. Zie bijvoorbeeld Brave browser.
Sounds lovely, but they are still waaaaaay slower at updating than Chrome. I'm pretty sure the next big update will make updates much faster, so the question is, when's that next big update?
8 million users was reached on October 26th, 25 days ago. +1 million MAU (12.5% growth) in 25 days. Holy...
The ads and rewards are still in alpha but work pretty well. Open your settings and click on "brave rewards" and turn on ads. You will earn BAT while seeing a few non intrusive ads per hour.
IDK why anyone would want to use Opera when you have the Brave Browser
You can literally be paid in crypto to view ads if you opt in,
It has an amazing ad blocker built in,
It prevents websites from tracling and sharong goir info,
TOR browser built into it.
You can follow my link to download it and try it out!
Brave is a Chromium-based browser with adblocking built-in, and the developers have pledged to make changes to the Chromium base if necessary to maintain those adblocking capabilities.
Not at all.
It is far better to ask than to be left wondering!
If you are a Brave user earning BAT for opting-in to see Brave Ads:
>At present, users who enable Brave Rewards in their Brave browsers will generate a unidirectional, in-browser BAT wallet with multiple funding options (e.g., BAT, BTC, LTC, ETH, etc.). Future updates will include a multi-directional wallet upgrade that will allow users to transfer BAT tokens—such as those earned via Brave Ads—out of the built-in custodial wallet in Brave (via Uphold), or bring their own Ethereum addresses.
If you are a publisher or creator verified with Brave Rewards:
Any BAT you receive from BAT contributions, tips, or referrals will be deposited into your linked Uphold account on or around the 8th or each month in your currency of choice.
>What can I use BAT tokens for?
>BAT tokens can be used in conjunction with Brave Rewards to support your favorite publishers and content creators on the web. However, they will also allow users to redeem premium content, gift cards, discounts, digital goods and subscriptions with participating brands. (For example, users will be able to redeem BAT rewards at over 250,000 top brand partners in the TAP Network. <strong>Learn more about our partnership with TAP, here</strong>.) We envision the BAT token becoming a "frequent flyer" token for browsing, with various redeemable rewards and perks.
This isn't what the OP asked for.
OP, I think the new Brave browser has a rewards system. You might want to check that out. https://brave.com.
As was alluded to, if somewhat crudely, you may wish to do your research on products that pay you for surfing the internet or doing other things. It can be a pretty grey area and sometimes shady. Just be safe. If you have any questions about a specific product, feel free to ask.
As per the official announcement:
>Starting today, users of Brave’s latest release of the <strong>desktop browser</strong> for macOS, Windows, and Linux can choose to view privacy-preserving Brave Ads by opting into Brave Rewards.
As a general rule of thumb, we roll out releases for desktop first, then mobile.
There is currently no way to tell how much a website has been tipped, or how many tips are pending to them.
In the past, we (on the backend) could actually see how many tips were outstanding for an unverified publisher, since tips to unverified publishers were held in a holding account. We now have a purely client-side flow where the browser simply keeps retrying the tip until the publisher verifies, so there is no longer a way to know how much BAT is waiting for them. Read more here: https://brave.com/faq-rewards/#unclaimed-funds
That said, there have been discussions about a privacy-respecting feature that would allow Brave browsers to attest to how many tips have been designated to unverified publishers. Aggregating these attestations would give us the total amount of pending BAT, even with the purely client-side flow (with no escrow).
Brave is not a not-for-profit company :). It is certainly open source, though!
>is this something to do with the cryptocurrency BAT?
We have a referral program going https://brave.com/refer which marketers like to use, and partners also get involved with. It pays out $5 USD in BAT tokens per monthly active user.
Websites, YouTubers, etc. are also interested in spreading the word because in addition to referrals, Brave features a built-in "Patreon"/tipping system, which allows audiences to easily tip YouTubers, Twitch streamers, etc. with BAT tokens.
It's a win-win for everyone :).
Brave take's the smallest cut between the Advertiser and User. If BAT doesn't succeed Brave shuts its doors. So they purposefully backed themselves into a corner which is kind of brilliant on Eich's part. So its actually the opposite of what you said. Don't mean to call you out or anything but this is a pretty important distinction.
Drink more coffee ☕️☕️☕️☕️
This is always an ongoing battle. For Brave, we have a dedicated research team, that spends significant time investigating web technologies, fine tuning performance, blazing new trails, and identifying changes in trends. They have been very helpful in helping improve ad-blocking on iOS, by web crawlers to identify ad-blocking rules we can exclude, and are currently building out technology to drastically improve web performance via SpeedReader (https://brave.com/speed-reader/).
On a more personal level, I find keeping up with just the cryptocurrency space (or even subcategories like cryptocurrency-economics) is pretty much unfeasible. I find one the best ways for me, is talking with knowledgeable people, preferably while drinking coffee. These people can often sift through the noise for me (even without knowing it), and often focus on the bigger items. I will occasionally attempt to drill into something specific (e.g. lightning network) and spend substantial time understanding the intricacies and sides. Like anything this combination gives a good breadth, while proving depth in specific areas.
Developers will be able to in their mobile apps with an SDK. Web developers/publishers/websites will be able to when we release Publisher Ads in the Brave Ads system. Read Phase Two of this blog post: https://brave.com/brave-previews-opt-in-ads-in-desktop-browser-developer-channel/
I would strongly recommend upgrading to the new architecture, which can be downloaded via the general download button on the official website. We will be auto-upgrading everyone to the new architecture within the next month. It's 22% faster as a baseline, and is not as resource-heavy since it's running natively rather than as an Electron-based app/browser.
You should upgrade to the new Brave browser, as it looks like you're on the old legacy version (given the interface on the left side of your screenshot). I believe we shave off vertical height in the new redesign. At the moment, it should be approximately the same as Chrome's.
You can get the new browser here: https://brave.com/download.
And we'll be updating everyone from the old browser to the new browser automatically in the coming month or so.
Here's an excellent use case:
There you go. Utilizing the token, providing real world revenue to real world publishers and creators, today.