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QUIC in the wild, only for Google ad advantage

When we inspected web page traffic via chrome://net-internals, we discovered that QUIC requests were and still are being used for a majority of Google’s ad domains What is QUIC? Originally announced in 2013, QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections) is an experimental network protocol, which runs on top of the UDP protocol and is requested through port 443 with an Alternative Service HTTP request header flag (example: alt-svc:quic="googleads.g.doubleclick.net:443"). A…

Their connection, your data.

Why should users care about privacy, and protecting their data from being collected and sold by third parties? To put it simply, your digital data trail is the evidence of your human presence online. Your data is valuable, private, and most important, it’s yours. You are the owner of your data. This fact is often missed, accidentally or otherwise, when communicating about ad blocking and tracking protection. The ad and marketing industries have created an…

Unpublishing Link Bubble

Today we are unpublishing Link Bubble from the Google Play Store. To our loyal Link Bubble users, rest assured: if you have installed Link Bubble, you can continue to use it. The code will remain open source, so you can build, customize, and install it if you like. Should we push out updates, everyone who has installed the app from Google Play will receive those updates. Given Android’s ongoing lack of support for rendering from…

Loading Chrome Extensions in Brave

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