With online privacy becoming a growing concern for the modern internet user, a new web browser has been launched. This browser is currently available on Windows, Linux, macOS, Android and iOS for free.
The Brave browser, launched by Brave Software offers complete privacy. The browser comes with built-in ad blockers while simultaneously preventing websites from tracking the user.
The Brave browser comes with in-built anti trackers and ad blockers. The browser also claims that it does not store user’s data. Over that, the browser possesses a dashboard, which shows the number of ads and trackers the browser has blocked during an internet browsing session.
“Browse confidently with default settings that block phishing, malware, and malvertising. Also, plugins, which have proven to be a security risk, are disabled by default. Brave Sync, currently in beta, can be enabled to encrypt and synchronize your preferred settings and bookmarks. However, Brave does not have the keys to decrypt your data,” the company said on its website.
Apart from the extended security feature, the browser promises 3x to 6x faster browsing than its main competitors, Chrome and Firefox. To prove this, the company has also posted a video comparing the browsing speed on the three browsers.
The beta version had more than 8 million monthly users who rated the browser positively.
In today’s day and age, built-in ad-blockers are a rare find amongst browsers. Most browsers offer ad blockers as an extension. Brave is different as it offers a plausible solution in the form of Brave Ads, a form of ads that pay you to view them without accessing your data. Brave also has a scheme under which users can also tip creators and contribute to monthly websites. By turning on “brave rewards”, a user can earn tokens by watching ads. These tokens can be used to donate to your favourite content creator or websites.
Brave ads will appear as push notifications instead of the banners we see on all other browsers.
Brave says that the ads being shown will be targeted to the participating user and that none of the user’s private information will leave the browser. The user can also control the number of ads they are shown during each hour.
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