BAT Community Weekly Update: 05/11/2019 to 05/17/2019 — Partner AMA with Lin Dai (CEO of TAP Network), Refreshing the Verified Publishers List in Brave (video tutorial), NPR now a Brave verified publisher!

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

Upcoming Partner AMA with Lin Dai, Co-Founder & CEO of Hooch App and TAP Network: Monday, May 20th, 2019 @ 9:30-10:30am PT on r/BATProject!

Brave in late February, Brave announced a partnership with TAP Network, the first advertising and data network that connects brands to reward consumers directly using blockchain. Thanks to the partnership, Brave users will be able to redeem Basic Attention Tokens (BAT) for real-world rewards offered by over 250,000 top brand partners in the TAP Network. Very exciting stuff!

Today, we are thrilled to announce our first ever partner AMA with Lin Dai, the CEO and Co-founder of TAP Network!:

CREATORS: NPR (npr.org) is now verified with BAT/Brave and accepting BAT token contributions!

COMMUNITY: Refreshing the Verified Publishers List in Brave (Video tutorial by Dan Murphy)

There’s a new feature in Brave v0.64.76 to help you refresh the verified publishers list.

This is useful if you’ve recently verified a site and it’s not showing as verified. Or, if you know of a site that is verified is not showing as verified, try refreshing the list.

Check out the tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he1ZYz7C10c

BAT Community Merch Giveaway Winners!

The winners for our BAT Community Daily Merch Giveaways for this week are:

  • Monday (Reddit): Mooks79
  • Tuesday (Twitter): @TimTannian
  • Wednesday (Facebook): Dave Berei
  • Thursday (Contributor Special): terabyter9000

Click here to see pics of previous giveaway winners rocking their BAT/Brave merch!: https://imgur.com/a/lhF1G9I

Be sure to tune in to our social media channels every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Friday to participate in our daily merch giveaways for your chance to win!

Featured Creators

Client Updates

Dev Channel v0.66.66

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v0.66.66

Beta Channel v0.65.95

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v0.65.95

Release Channel v0.64.75

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v0.64.75

Release notes:

  • Added a manual refresh button to fetch new version of the verified publishers list. (#3339)
  • Fixed theme under Brave Shields not being changed when switching themes. (#3870)
  • Fixed “Reset settings” feature under brave://settings. (#2708)
  • Fixed notifications not being dismissible under reward panel in certain cases causing performance
  • more!

Brave Team Tweets

New partner AMAs are coming up!
Different types of ads are coming in the future.
More advertising variety coming soon.
Did you see what Luke was up to with The Giving Block? Imagine if we could do more charitable giving this way.
Sampson is now talking about Brave making a VPN…
Evidence that Google and Facebook are collaborating with data sharing? Luke weighs in.
Johnny comments on complaints against Quantcast’s “suspected infringement.”
Got what it takes to be Brave’s Director of Marketing?

BAT/Brave in the News

National Public Radio (NPR) becomes a Brave verified publisher, now accepting Basic Attention Token for donations

https://cryptoslate.com/national-public-radio-npr-becomes-a-brave-verified-publisher-now-accepting-basic-attention-token-for-donations/

Guiding Tech features Brave in “Top 9 Safari Alternatives for iPhone”

https://www.guidingtech.com/safari-alternatives-iphone/

Start taking back your online privacy by making these 4 easy changes

https://www.fastcompany.com/90346476/the-4-fastest-ways-to-protect-your-online-privacy-starting-right-now

News You Should Know

It’s Time to Break Up Facebook

“Mark’s personal reputation and the reputation of Facebook have taken a nose-dive. The company’s mistakes — the sloppy privacy practices that dropped tens of millions of users’ data into a political consulting firm’s lap; the slow response to Russian agents, violent rhetoric and fake news; and the unbounded drive to capture ever more of our time and attention — dominate the headlines. It’s been 15 years since I co-founded Facebook at Harvard, and I haven’t worked at the company in a decade. But I feel a sense of anger and responsibility.”

Read the full text here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/09/opinion/sunday/chris-hughes-facebook-zuckerberg.html

Google is about to have a lot more ads on phones

Google searches on mobile will soon include “gallery” ads that allow advertisers to display multiple images for users to swipe through. You’ll also begin to see ads in Google’s discover feed — the feed of news stories that you find built into many Android home screens, inside the Google app, and on Google’s mobile homepage — though they’ll only appear in select locations for now.

Read the full text here: https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/14/18623541/google-gallery-discovery-mobile-ads-announced

San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Technology

San Francisco, long at the heart of the technology revolution, took a stand against potential abuse on Tuesday by banning the use of facial recognition software by the police and other agencies.

Read the full text here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/14/us/facial-recognition-ban-san-francisco.html

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