BAT Community Weekly Update: 04/12/2019 to 04/18/2019 — Brave Rewards (opt-in BAT tipping) now live on Android, A worrying adtech exemption to California’s new privacy law (blog), upcoming 24 Hours of BAT event (global meetups)

Welcome to this week’s BAT Community Update! Thank you to Dan Murphy for his contributions!

Brave Rewards (opt-in BAT tipping) now live for millions of users on Android!

To celebrate this new release, Brave will be allocating 100,000 BAT grants (each grant is the BAT equivalent of approximately $5) to our Android users. Grants can be received by clicking on the “accept” button in Brave Rewards.

Brave Rewards is now available in the latest version of Brave for Android (1.0.91). To download it on your device, please visit the Google Play Store.

Read the full text here.

BLOG: “A worrying adtech exemption to California’s new privacy law”

Brave writes to the California Senate Judiciary Committee, opposing a new adtech exemption in the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA). Brave also co-signs today’s letter from 28 technology companies supporting the Privacy For All amendment to fix loopholes in the CCPA.

Read the full post:https://brave.com/brave-ccpa-april-2019/

ARTICLE: “Back to Advertising Basics with Web3 Powered by Blockchain” on AdMonsters by Luke Mulks (BAT Team)

The explosion in the blockchain-based marketing landscape over the past 18 months has brought an interesting dynamic to the already complex world of digital advertising. There has been a lot of hype, a lot of hot air, a lot of learning, and a few solutions showing early promise around this new and emerging technology.

Read the full article here: https://www.admonsters.com/web3-advertising-basics-blockchain/

COMMUNITY: Join us on April 24, 2019, for 24 Hours of BAT, a global meetups event for BAT & Brave fans around the world!

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, volunteers from around the world will hold BAT & Brave meetups in their region for 24 Hours of BAT, a global initiative to draw attention, interest, and adoption to Basic Attention Token and Brave. Scroll down to find one in your area!

The goal is to create a BAT & Brave wave—to take social media by storm, flooding it with photos and videos of BAT fans from around the world who’ve come together to learn, teach and celebrate the ways in which BAT & Brave are revolutionizing the web.

Check out the full post to find out if there’s a meetup happening near you!:

BROWSER: Check out the new, totally redesigned Settings panel in Brave!

Featured Creators

Client Updates

Beta Channel v0.63.45
Dev Channel v0.64.56

Brave Team Tweets

Brave Rewards is live on Android!
The Internet Archive has earned the equivalent of $2500 USD in BAT!
It’s time to take your own steps with privacy.
Brave VPN coming…
Ready to be creeped out? Check out this video by Brave’s Johnny Ryan.
Quick video on how to tip and support sites!
Luke writes an Op-Ed (see tweet for the article!)
Johnny outlines Senate Bill 753, which proposes exceptions for servicing and auditing of ads. Read his series of tweets starting here
Brave co-signs Privacy for All
Johnny returns a keyboard… due to privacy.

BAT/Brave in the News

The web pioneer taking on Google with a private browser and a loyalty club

Brendan Eich’s Brave browser is designed to make browsing faster and more private—and though it blocks ads, it has a plan for paying publishers.

Read the full text here:https://www.fastcompany.com/90332739/this-web-pioneer-is-taking-on-google-with-a-privacy-first-browser

News You Should Know

Facebook says it ‘unintentionally uploaded’ 1.5 million people’s email contacts without their consent

Facebook harvested the email contacts of 1.5 million users without their knowledge or consent when they opened their accounts.

Since May 2016, the social-networking company has collected the contact lists of 1.5 million users new to the social network, Business Insider can reveal. The Silicon Valley company said the contact data was “unintentionally uploaded to Facebook,” and it is now deleting them.

Read the full text here: https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-uploaded-1-5-million-users-email-contacts-without-permission-2019-4

Back to Advertising Basics with Web3 Powered by Blockchain

The explosion in the blockchain-based marketing landscape over the past 18 months has brought an interesting dynamic to the already complex world of digital advertising. There has been a lot of hype, a lot of hot air, a lot of learning, and a few solutions showing early promise around this new and emerging technology. Blockchain-based advertising solutions have presented bold visions that aim to prove that they can disintermediate, bring transparency to the supply chain, reduce fraud, and bring new opportunities to market. With much focus on the immediate problems that this technology aims to remedy, there’s a more fundamental shift taking place in the evolution of the web toward a new, user-controlled web3 Internet.

Read the full text here: https://www.admonsters.com/web3-advertising-basics-blockchain/

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