Brave appeared on the scene last year and was quick to make a name for itself. Out of the box, Brave users enjoy fewer ads and trackers online. Brave also includes safety benefits, like the prevention of fingerprinting and malware. Like all software, Brave has its limitations. For example, Brave doesn't deliver playful, adorable kittens each time I open a new tab. For that type of functionality, users have to turn to a browser extension. Fortunately,…
Introducing Brave Payments
As part of our 0.11.6 release of Brave for desktop today, we are pleased to announce the beta version of Brave Payments, our Bitcoin-based micropayments system that can automatically and privately pay your favorite websites.
For the first time in the history of web browsers, people can now seamlessly reward the sites whose content they value and wish to support, while remaining untracked by anyone, including us at Brave Software, Inc. This removes the need for intermediaries who may overwhelm web pages with invasive trackers and ads (and sometimes even malware). It also avoids centrally managed “feed” algorithms that may or may not value your idea of content quality.
Users simply need to turn on Brave Payments
We've been busy at Brave building a solution designed to give users and publishers the fair deal they deserve on the Web. Today we're releasing our 0.9 developer version, which delivers what thousands have been asking for: the beginning of support for Chrome extensions with 1Password support, to help users better manage their security and privacy. Other password managers will follow soon. Another notable feature is the capacity to block phishing and malware, to make sure our users don't get hacked by dangerous domains. We are also introducing defenses against browser fingerprinting.
We've added these features because browsing the Web should be fast AND safe, and because users deserve to be in control of their data. Users are increasingly
The NAA has sent a letter to Brave Software filled with false assertions, indicating that they have fundamentally misunderstood Brave. Here are a few misconceptions we’d like to clear up: Brave is not, as the NAA asserts, “replac[ing] publishers' ads on the publishers' own websites and mobile applications with Brave's own advertising.” We do not tamper with any first-party publisher content, including native ads that do not use third-party tracking. Brave is not trying…
Brave's Payment Spec Out for Developer Input
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At Brave Software, we love browsers. We love using them and we love coding them. As the user interface to the Web, we know how important browsers are to the Internet. And – if you've been following the story of Brave Software – you know that we are very concerned about anonymity, privacy and security. In particular, ad tracking and malvertising have become modern day threats. Even if some people don't care about being tracked, they do care about malware being delivered to their computer or mobile device via an ad. Furthermore, the entire ad network infrastructure constitutes an attack upon low latency and efficient use of network resources: numerous