Naked Security on Brave


#1

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/09/07/whats-under-the-hood-of-the-new-brave-browser/

“Brave, then, is less a browser than a demo client for what is claimed to be a fairer ad platform in which advertisers, publishers and users are rewarded for taking part in what Eich calls a blockchain-based “game” (Brave gets a cut too).”

"It’s a fascinating concept but, ironically, its advantages are hidden from people in the same way that the surveillance of today’s ad-tracking systems is.

It’s often said that with Google and Facebook, the user becomes the product. Brave’s alternative of turning users into tokens sounds like a modest advance at best."

https://archive.fo/m9nm0

I appreciate the work they do over at NS, but this is the most non-story about Brave I’ve seen.


#2

thanks for sharing the story :slight_smile: I forwarded it to the team.


#3