For a long time now Chrome and Firefox have been the leading browsers that most people use, but that’s all changing. Don’t get me wrong- there isn’t anything wrong with Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. In-fact, they’re actually great products, but why use them if there is something better?
Introducing, Brave Browser.
Brave Browser is built on the foundation of Google Chrome, but differs by having built in privacy features such as; tracker(s) and cooking blocking, add blocking, crypto wallet integrations, and a native BAT crypto token. Brave saves time, keeps you safe, and allows you to earn money from advertisements while browsing. Brave’s mantra is all about privacy and security online.
Secure, Fast, and Private web browsing with built in ad blockingBrave Browser
Maybe you’re thinking, well I’m already using an add blocker extension on Google Chrome, isn’t that enough? Frankly, the answer is no. Brave puts it’s users privacy first. Instead of just using a browser(Chrome) that sells your information and data to advertisers, tracks your every online move, and stores all of your browsing history, why not try a browser that does none of those things and is built around an ethos of privacy, integrity, and built to protect you from the exploitative efforts of the “online surveillance” economy.
BAT stands for Basic Attention Token and is the crypto token related to brave browser. The token is traded on exchanges, used for add rewards, auto-contributions, or for tipping online.
What Sets Brave Apart & Why You Should Ditch Chrome
Consider the times you’ve been browsing on your computer looking at a product, say reviews of headphones. Then you go to your phone or some other platform and start seeing advertisements for that same product you just checked on Google. Every wonder how that’s possible? Well, Google is tracking your every online move. All your search history, sites you visit, every keystroke you make is being logged in Chrome for Google to take advantage of.
Advertisers, and other tech giants exploit this data that they are mining from you. Knowledge about you and a group individuals gives an enormous amount of leverage and power to the people who posses said knowledge. Simply put, data about consumers is a billion dollar business, and you’re the product being mined by these browsers and other applications. Google either sells the data to advertisers, or uses it for their own projects.
Brave is Different
Brave’s entire ethos is built upon user privacy, security, and rights. Brave browser users are empowered by the browser rather than exploited:
“The Brave browser is built to protect you from [the] exploitative surveillance economy. Unlike Google Chrome, which individually identifies and tracks users while they browse, Brave ensures that your data remains private and on your device. And whereas Google Chrome hoards your browsing history, Brave never has and never will save your private information.”Brave Browser Company
Brave helps you to protect your digital footprint by blocking trackers and cookies. This feature is built into the browser and automatically enabled.
Google and other tech giants are using trackers, cookies, and a slew of other technologies to track your every online move. Whenever you visit a website a cookie, tracker, or other small bit of information is inserted into your browser. These trackers and cookies monitor your behavior online: physical location, what you buy, how long you’ve been looking at something, even tracking your mouse or eye movement on a web page!
Built in Privacy
Simply put, Brave has more built in privacy features and functionality than any other browser, period. Brave has nice little drop down menu where you can control trackers, ads blocking, cookies, and fingerprints.
Note- Finger prints allow the website access to your device information, such as; screen size, make and model, location, IP address, etc.
This is a great feature, but it gets even better. Brave has a special “Private Window” feature, somewhat similar to Chromes incognito mode. Whereas, Chrome’s incognito mode does little to protect your privacy, Brave has private windows with TOR
Say What?- Brave Browser with TOR
Browsing in a private window with TOR hides your location and search history from everyone. Truly anonymous online browsing at your fingertips.
Furthermore, in paid version of Brave you can get access to firewall and VPN options as well.
Earn with BAT Rewards
Brave gives you the option to click on paid advertisements. The choice is totally up to you. Turn on brave rewards, click on advertisements, and earn BAT tokens.
“These ads aren’t like the ones you see on the web. They’re completely private: none of your personal info, browsing history or anything else ever leaves your device. That’s because Brave downloads the whole ad catalogue and selects the right ads for you locally on your device. And when you see an ad Brave picks for you, you earn 70% of what the advertiser paid, guaranteed. Brave Ads look like system notifications. They’re not distracting or intrusive”Brave
Auto Contribute and Tips
Support sites you like with Brave’s Auto Contribute feature. Just add the sites to your auto-contribute to the list and Brave will send them BAT tokens every month.
Just like you would tip a server at a restaurant, Brave allows you to do the same with anyone online. Love someones content? Great, send them a tip!
Save Time, Better Speed
Because you’re blocking adds and trackers web pages will load faster. In-fact you may see loads times increase as much as 3x-6x!
Brave keeps track of the time you’ve saved, and is viewable on your home screen.
If you’re not convinced yet, then perhaps there is no bringing you to the light of the new age of browsers. Brave is truly free, protects your privacy, saves you time, and even allows you to earn money while browsing the net. Take advantage of awesome features like auto-contribute and tips. Support your favorite content creators with BAT token, the native token to Brave browser. And unlike using Chrome, where you’re being exploited by giving away your information for free, Brave is truly free, you’re information is protected and the choices are up to you.