Brave is a free and open-source web browser developed by Brave Software, Inc. based on the Chromium web browser. The browser blocks ads and website trackers. The company has proposed adopting a Get paid to surf business model in a future version of the browser.
Brave created a new “blockchain-based advertising model that reforms the current system with privacy by design and 70 percent revenue share to users in the form of Basic Attention Tokens (BAT)”. Users may opt-in to view ads to earn BAT which they may convert into digital assets and fiat currencies, or use to support their favorite publishers, content creators, and companies.
According to Brave Software, “ad matching happens directly” on user devices which means that data is not sent to anyone.
Implemented additional farbling protections for fingerprinters accessing CPU information. (#10808)
Implemented additional farbling protections for fingerprinters accessing media hardware information. (#11271)
Added “Event” tab under brave://rewards-internals to assist with rewards support. (#10781)
Added metric to better calibrate availability of Brave ads. (#10081)
Removed backup and restore notifications for verified wallet users. (#6259)
Fixed Brave accepting TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 certificates without warning users. (#10607)
Fixed WebRTC Web APIs being modified when fingerprinting protection is set to “strict”. (#11310)
Fixed overlapping text on Uphold promotional card under brave://rewards. (#11257)
Fixed Brave Ads intermittently crashing when clicking on thumbs up, thumbs down, opt-in, out-out, save ad and flag ad under “7-day Ads History”. (#11044)
Fixed Brave Ads page classification scores from locally persisting in the diagnostic log. (#11220)
Fixed purchase intent parent only segments blocking page classification parent segments. (#11410)
Fixed crash on macOS when checking currently installed version in certain cases. (#11008)
Fixed Gemini toggle appearing under brave://settings#newTab for unsupported regions. (#11136)
Fixed not being able to authenticate and use the Google Keep extension. (#3650)
Fixed not being able to authenticate and use the Google Calendar extension. (#4672)
Fixed not being able to automatically set Brave as the default browser Debian systems with Chrome. (#11001)
Fixed Brave registering as Chromium instead of Brave under Pulseaudio. (#10919)