The Weekly BAT + Podcast ep. 25 (Jan. 17, 2020) — Announcing Sponsored Images in Brave, The ICO’s failure to act on RTB, the largest data breach ever recorded in the UK (blog), Yan Zhu (Brave’s CISO) to join panel on browser privacy at Enigma 2020!

Announcement: Introducing Sponsored Images in Brave

Today we’d like to introduce “Sponsored Images”, the latest addition to Brave’s private advertising platform.

These branded images will appear in the form of large, beautiful background images within our new tab page. Sponsored Images will bring additional revenue to support Brave’s mission, and give users a new reason to turn on Brave Rewards so they can get compensated for their attention. These images will begin to appear across our mobile and desktop browsers over the next few months.

As always with Brave, Sponsored Images are private.

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Blog: The ICO’s failure to act on RTB, the largest data breach ever recorded in the UK

The UK Information Commissioner has today announced that it will be taking no substantive action to end the largest data breach ever recorded in the UK. The “Real-Time Bidding” data breach at the heart of RTB market exposes every person in the UK to mass profiling, and the attendant risks of manipulation and discrimination. Regulatory ambivalence cannot continue. The longer this data breach festers, the deeper the rot sets in and the further our data gets exploited. This must end. We are considering all options to put an end to the systemic breach, including direct challenges to the controllers and judicial oversight of the ICO.

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The Weekly BAT + Podcast ep. 24 (Jan. 10, 2020) — Brendan Eich interviewed by Street Fight magazine + The Solana Podcast, Brave for iOS selected in the App Store’s “Apps We Love”, BAT for Bushfires: support for Australia (community)

Interview: Brendan Eich interviewed by Street Fight magazine: “Privacy-by-Default Future for Digital Advertising” 

In light of last week’s enactment of the California Consumer Privacy Act and our monthly theme, Pursuing Privacy, Street Fight posed questions on surveillance capitalism, privacy, Big Tech, and the future of digital advertising to Brendan Eich, CEO of Brave, one of the leading companies championing privacy-first solutions in the tech industry.

News: Brave for iOS selected in the App Store’s “Apps We Love” and “Apps We Love Right Now”!

If you don’t have Brave installed on all of your Apple devices yet, what are you waiting for? 

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The Weekly BAT + Podcast ep. 23 (Jan. 3, 2020) — Brave at CES 2020, BAT promo GIFs available for Brave Creators + free 4K wallpaper each week in 2020 (community-created offerings), DAT integration coming soon!

Event: “Brave will be at CES 2020 – will you? DM me!”

Event description from the official CES website: “CES is the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.

Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers.” 

Clayton Hartford works on Brave Ads at Brave. If you plan to attend CES this January 7 – 10th and would like to connect in person, you can send Clayton a direct message here: u/hartforc

Community: “Hi! I will be Tweeting one 4K desktop wallpaper each week, starting with this one” 

One of r/BATProject’s top contributors, photographer Will Christiansen, plans to tweet a link to one of his 4K desktop wallpapers once a week for the rest of 2020! Anyone seeking to elevate their wallpaper game (or who just wants to appreciate some great photography) is welcome to download his linked work. Will’s photos have gained notoriety in the BAT & Brave community by being featured regularly on the Brave browser’s New Tab Page. 

If you like Will’s work, want to download one of his wallpapers and/or wish to support him, you can contribute to his work directly by tipping-a-tweet on Twitter:

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The Weekly BAT + Podcast ep. 22 (Dec. 27, 2019) — Custom BAT jewelry (partnership w/ Access79), SpeedReader on the way, paywall BAT passes coming in 2020!

Community-made: Animated BAT logo for Brave verified creators (by u/KillCaptcha on Reddit)

Available to download & use! Follow the link below.

In case you missed it: BAT & Access79 partner to bring custom limited-edition BAT ring & BAT dog tag necklace to fans of Basic Attention Token. Available now for preorder!

Over the last four months, Brave Ads users may have seen ads for Access79, a try-before-you-buy luxury jewelry service that began advertising on the platform in September.

While advertising with Brave, Access79 has been collaborating with our team on two special commemorative wearables for our Community: our galvanizers, explorers, and believers. The BAT Community played an essential role in the product development process, providing feedback through a series of polls from our @BAT_Community Twitter account during the various stages of production.

Today, we are pleased to announce that the demi-fine Limited Edition BAT Signet Ring and the Limited Edition BAT Dog Tag necklace are now available for preorder on Access79’s website!

Visit Access79’s website and reserve your BAT Signet Ring and BAT Dog Tag necklace today:

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