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Brave Browser

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 18+
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About Brave Browser

Brave is a free and open-source internet browser based on Chromium. Because Brave uses a Chromium platform, it could be a good choice for Chrome users looking to switch to a more private browser. It has built-in ad and tracker blocking which makes browsing with this already speedy browser even faster.

Brave Browser Review

How Does Brave Work?

Brave’s core functionality is the same as most other popular browsers. It’s built on the same framework as Google Chrome so much of the functionality is the exact same. Brave uses normal browser functionality combined with it’s new way of thinking about advertising-supported websites. Its creators believe that the best way to improve the internet as a whole is to find a new way to support content creators outside of the traditional advertising model.

Brave encrypts your personal information in the browser and doesn’t send that information to its servers or store it in their databases. Brave uses an anonymous payment system called Brave Rewards to replace the ad revenue that websites would otherwise receive from your viewing their pages. This payment system won’t reveal which sites you support or who you are.

Brave identifies poor performing ads, or those that hinder user experiences. It then relies on its Basic Attention Token ecosystem to replace these ads with higher-quality ads, and then rewards the websites with it’s anonymous payment system.

Brave Browser Features:

  • Ad Blocking
  • Fingerprinting Prevention
  • Cookie Control
  • HTTPS By Default
  • Script Blocking
  • Site-To-Site Blocking Settings
  • Global Blocking Settings
  • Built-In Password Manager

What Makes Brave a Good Browser?

Brave’s two main features are its speed and its privacy. The most popular browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge) will be slower if they don’t block ads, and aren’t always configured with user privacy in mind. You can check out more great Android browsers here.

Is Brave Browser Free?

Yes, Brave is free to download and free to use. If you choose to keep ads hidden on certain sites you can make micro-payments to them in BAT, but other than that using Brave is free.

Is Brave a Secure Browser?

Unlike other browsers and the companies behind them, Brave is focused on not collecting user data, and prioritizing user privacy. One of its top priorities is to protect its users’ information and protect them from tracking and malware. Brave doesn’t collect or store your browsing data on its servers.

Brave lets you choose which ads and trackers it blocks. This ability to pick and choose which ads you see and which trackers you let run is what makes Brave a respectable choice for your browser. Rather than locking down your security on every website, even if it means losing functionality, Brave will let you allow the essential aspects of a page to load and run.

Your browser knows almost everything you do on the internet, as such it’s important to use a reliable and secure option rather than the mainstream products that most people use. Brave is an audited and open-source browser which protects your data on your device.

 

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Additional Information

Teacher Ratings

Devices

Android, iPad, iPhone

Price

Free

Category

Topics

Skills

Organisational and Productivity Skills

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No

Publisher

Brave Software

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Description

Privately browse the web on Brave, for free! Brave is lightning fast, safe and private, preventing you from being tracked by ads.

FAST & SECURE
No external plugins or settings to configure! Get protected from ads infected with malware. Brave simply provides the fastest, most secure browsing experience available.

BATTERY & DATA OPTIMIZATION
Brave reduces page loading time and improves performance. Brave is proven to have a 2x to 8x speed increase on iOS, resulting in the reduction of both battery and data consumption.

PRIVACY PROTECTION
Be protected with leading privacy and security features such as HTTPS Everywhere (encrypted data traffic), script blocking, cookie blocking, and private tabs. All other browsers fall short of the level of privacy and security protection that Brave provides.

BRAVE REWARDS
With your old browser, you paid to browse the web by viewing ads. Now, Brave welcomes you to the new Internet. One where your time is valued, your personal data is kept private, and you actually get paid for your attention.

Brave has the following features:
* Built-in 3rd party Ad-Block
* Pop-up blocker
* Saves battery and data
* Sync Bookmarks securely
* Tracking protection
* HTTPS everywhere (for security)
* Script blocking
* History
* Private and recent tabs

ABOUT BRAVE
Our mission is to save the web by making a safe, fast and private browser while growing ad revenue for content creators. Brave aims to transform the online ad ecosystem with micropayments and a new revenue-sharing solution to give users and publishers a better deal, where safe, fast browsing is the path to a brighter future for the open web.

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