It begins with giving you back power. Get unmatched speed, security and privacy by blocking trackers. Earn rewards by opting into privacy-respecting ads and help give publishers back their fair share of Internet revenue.
As a user, access to your web activity and data is sold to the highest bidder. Internet giants grow rich, while publishers go out of business. And the entire system is rife with ad fraud.
Brave is a Free and an Open Source Web Browser built by a team of privacy focused, performance oriented pioneers of the web. Brave is faster than Chrome and Firefox. (Up to 8x faster on your mobile device). Brave blocks Advertisements, Malware, Online Trackers and Browser Fingerprinting.
Turn on Brave Rewards to earn frequent flier-like tokens for viewing privacy-respecting ads. You can set the number of ads you see per hour. Currently you can support your favorite web creators with your tokens, but soon you’ll be able to spend tokens on premium content, gift cards, and more.
The internet largely revolves around the following model: the user, through a browser, navigates to the website of a publisher (content creator) they enjoy. The publisher, wanting to make money, puts ads on their site using a large advertising network. The ads load in the users browser, and the publisher gets paid without the user having to pay. Great, right? Not really.
First, the ads that large ad networks often serve actually contain malware, creating a significant security concern right off the bat. Second, the advertising network can track the user over many different sites, and can build a profile about their interests and behaviours. Third, and largely due to the first and second, users have begun to block ads in great numbers, meaning the publisher doesn’t even get paid. While other browsers take a neutral approach to these problems, Brave instead attempts to solve all three of these issues.