Brave browser – Review 2019

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When you are investing money online like me you have to be 100 % sure that your browser will not leak any of the secret information you provide on a daily basis.

Before I get too far into my Chrome avoidance methodology, a word on why I’m trying to escape Google’s browser. The reason is a sentiment you’ll have heard expressed quite often in recent times: I’m growing less and less comfortable with having Google know more and more about me. As an Android phone user, I’m already informing Google about my location (even with location history off, Google periodically pings my device’s location), my mobile gaming and app usage, my YouTube-watching habits, and my chronic failure to get off Twitter. Given that I do a large proportion of my job in a browser, Chrome fills in the rest of my daily activities for Google in a manner so comprehensive as to be disturbing. If I wouldn’t want a single person to know what I do every day down to the finest detail, I shouldn’t want a single corporation to have that information, either.

I used Brave browser for 2 months and this is what I have concluded

I would admit that I was also using IE, Chrome and Mozilla parallelly just to evaluate BRAVE browser, to see which browser is smooth and flawless. And after using all the browsers for 2 months everyday, I can conclude today that Brave stands out and ranks 1st in my list. And this is why I have ranked Brave 1st in my list:

  1. in terms of security: http to https (so I don’t need to worry while making credit card payments or buying something, because Brave takes care of https)
  2. blocks scripts, trackers and ads, and that’s why the sites don’t get stuck and freezed while browsing. I have had many incidents with IE, Chrome and Mozilla, where the sites like forbes, cnn, slickdeals and coinmarketcap would get stuck and freeze for no reason and it shows that site is not responding. I never had this issue on Brave. This is because Brave blocks scripts, ads and trackers. It gives you smooth browsing experience.
  3. And the dashboard where it shows how many ads, trackers and scripts were blocked is awesome.
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I am not even considering BAT payment at this point of time. Once Brave rolls out BAT ads, we can earn something in BAT and contribute to the publishers, youtubers and sites. This would be revolutionary.

This is what I conclude after 2 months of using BRAVE: Brave and BAT are game changers. It’s just a matter of time for people to realize how much potential this project has.

What makes Brave different from other browsers?

What sets Brave apart is its aggressive anti-ad attitude. The browser was built to strip online ads from websites and its maker’s business model relies not only on ad blocking, but on replacing the scratched-out ads with advertisements from its own network. Brave is truly cross-platform, letting me bench Chrome on my Android device just as I’ve done on my Mac for work and my Windows machine for entertainment. Brave has a built-in ad and tracker blocker, the nice aspect of which is that it doesn’t trigger the ad-blocker alerts that some websites surface. I appreciate the way privacy protection is built directly into Brave. The option to “lower shields” is also immediately available, so you can selectively permit individual sites.

Brave will scrub sites of ads and ad tracking, then replace those ads with its own advertisement, which will not be individually targeted but instead aimed at an anonymous aggregate of the browser’s user base. Brave has said It went that route rather than a simpler all-ad-elimination model because, while few users relish ads, many realize that without them, the commercial web as it now exists would be nigh impossible. That’s why, claimed Brave, it will not only do an ad swap – its advertisements for those originally displayed by a site – but create a monetary system that ultimately will compensate those same websites.

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No more data charges to download unwanted content

The average mobile browser user pays as much as 23 € a month in data charges to download ads and trackers — that’s 276 € a year. Brave blocks ads and trackers, so you don’t pay for them.

How will Brave and its users ‘pay’ websites?

The foundation of the Brave economy will be “Basic Attention Tokens” or BATs, which have a value derived from a cyber-currency. Those tokens will be awarded based on user attention, or more plainly, time spent viewing ads and content. Brave users who agree to receive ads will be rewarded with BATs; the tokens can be passed to publishers as support for their sites. Alternately, Brave envisions users trading their tokens for premium content or advanced site features.

Where can I download Brave?

Brave can be downloaded from this page of Brave Software’s site.

The page should automatically recognize the device’s operating system and offer the appropriate version.

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