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What is Brave?
Popular sites host as many as 70 trackers. Brave blocks the software that follows you around. The “private” or “incognito” browsing mode that others offer is not truly private. Those tabs mostly stop other people that use your device from seeing where you’ve been. Brave’s private tab stops trackers and with feature "Tor in the tab," providing even deeper privacy.
By default, Brave browser blocks trackers and ads so you can browse the web faster and safer. In other browsers you can add ad blocking extensions but they still allow display some ads and all trackers. Brave Browser solves this issue.
You can check statistics of blocked elements and you have access to advanced settings where you can define if you like to use HTTPS everywhere, blocks scripts, 3rd part cookies, ads, phishing and malware components etc.
Brave offers also a Brave Sync option that allows you to sync encrypted browser data between your devices. The other advantage of Brave is saving about 5 seconds of load time per page on a typical cell connection by not downloading ads and trackers. Desktop users see similar savings. You can download Brave for Windows, Linux and Mac.
Extensions are programs that live and run directly on the browser. They do not require installation on your computer and do not require a system restart the way traditional programs often do. Brave supports extensions from Chrome Web Store.
A private window in Brave prevents Internet browsing history from being stored and cookies vanish when you close the window. Downloads and bookmarks are still saved even after closing a private window. Sites can learn your IP address when you visit them — even inside a Private Window.
Private Window with Tor
When you are inside a Private Window with Tor, Brave doesn’t connect directly to a website like normal. Instead, you connect to a chain of three different computers in the volunteer-run Tor network, one after another, and only then to the website you’re visiting.
Between those three Tor computers, only one knows where your connection is really coming from and only one knows where it’s really going. And those two don’t even talk to each other because there’s another computer in the middle!
BAT stands for Basic Attention Token. It is a utility token based on the Ethereum technology that can also be used as a unit of account between advertisers, publishers, and users within Brave Rewards. The token is not a digital currency, security or a commodity.
The Basic Attention Token (BAT) is built upon the ERC20 token standard. As such, any purchased BAT are not subject to a 6-month "use it or lose it" policy.
Tokens are being set aside in the User Growth Pool (UGP) and being distributed as grants to incentivize users to join the platform. If these tokens are not claimed by recipients within 90 days then they will be returned to the UGP.
Earn rewards and give back to your favorite publishers.
Support your favorite sites with micropayments. Brave features blockchain-based tokens which can be used to reward content creators. Tip content creators directly as you browse or give tips to videos and tweets that you ‘like’. You can also set up recurring monthly tips so you can support sites continuously.
You can also set a monthly payment and browse normally. The sites you visit receive your contributions automatically, based on your attention as measured by Brave.
You can download Brave 0.57.18 for Windows Mac, and Linux.
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