Brave launches the privacy-first browser: Brave 1.0

Brave Software, the company behind the Brave browser based on privacy, has now officially announced its first stable release, Brave 1.0.

Brave 1.0 Launched:

Brave Browser
Brave Browser

Brave 1.0 is a free, open-source browser, officially launched. The beta version has already attracted 8 million monthly users, but now Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS have the full stable release available.

Brave aims to prioritise protection by automatically blocking third-party advertisements, trackers, and video playback. So to ensure greater anonymity, you don’t need to go into your settings, though you can modify those settings if you want.

Brendan Eich, co-founder and CEO of Brave Software, said, “Today’s internet is broken, and users suffer the most. They are being tracked, tagged, and exploited; this not only violated privacy, but slows down page loads, drains batteries, and makes for a miserable experience. Meanwhile, publishers are losing revenue at a record pace due to a few gigantic super-companies and too many ad-tech intermediaries. Advertisers are wasting time and money on an industry filled with fraud. Everyone with a legitimate stake in the open Web loses in this environment.”

Brave offers a variety of features including a free built-in ad blocker, HTTPS Everywhere, filtering files and removing cookies from third parties. It also features such as a default dark theme for an improved browsing experience.

Brave has also launched a scheme that allows users to tip creators as well as contribute to monthly websites. If you turn on Brave Ads, you will receive 70 per cent of BAT’s gross ad revenue, and you can donate your BAT to your favourite websites at the end of each month. Brave Ads has delivered almost 475 privacy-preserving ad campaigns from brands such as Intel, Pizza Hut, and more.

The browser includes a feature called Brave Shields which blocks invasive third-party ads, trackers, and auto-play videos without any third-party programs being required. As a result, the app loads websites up to 6 times faster than other browsers and even lets you save a significant amount of battery life and memory.

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