BAT Community Weekly Update: 06/07/2019 to 06/13/2019 — Guest AMA with Daniel Gouldman (CEO) and Ian Kane (COO) of Ternio, Supporting the Web Privacy Community (blog), Brendan Eich (CEO) featured in Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet Trends report

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


AMA RECAP: Special Guest AMA with Daniel Gouldman (CEO), and Ian Kane (COO), Founders and Co-owners of Ternio

BLOG: Brave recruits Ryan ‘FanBoy’ Brown, top maintainer of EasyList & EasyPrivacy, FanBoy Adblock Lists, to help support growth of ad blocking/tracker filter lists and web privacy community

Brave will be supporting the Web privacy community by funding and supporting the growth and maintenance of tracking and advertising blocking filter lists. Brave uses many such lists, some of which Brave maintains, some developed through online communities (EasyList and EasyPrivacy), and some generated by other terrific Web privacy activists.  Filter lists help prevent websites from sharing your information with advertisers and trackers, make websites load faster, and save you data.

Brave will be contracting with Ryan Brown (aka “FanBoy” of “Fanboy Adblock Lists”) to support his work maintaining EasyList and EasyPrivacy.  Ryan is currently the top committer to these lists, and has been maintaining them as a volunteer.

Featured Creators

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BAT Community Merch Giveaway Winners!

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

  • Monday (Reddit): dk_weekinmemes
  • Wednesday (Facebook): Fred Flores
  • Thursday (Contributor Special): the_behrouz

This week, we also held an another, extra special giveaway where we decided to award merch to users with the most upvoted questions from Daniel Goldman and Ian Kane’s Guest AMA earlier this week! And the winners are:

1. u/bananablocks
2. u/Jeu154
3. u/SleepShadow
4. u/LegitLaz
5. u/xcommit

Congrats all! Be sure to check your PMs for a message from u/CryptoJennie about your prize!

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!

Client Updates

Beta Channel v0.66.88

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v0.66.88

Dev Channel v0.67.79

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v0.67.79

Android Channel v1.0.97

https://github.com/brave/browser-android-tabs/releases/tag/v1.0.97

Brave Team Tweets

Yan Zhu showing up at E3!
Brendan comments on Google’s “cleanest” ad model, and possibly blocking it.
Can YouTube demonetize a Brave Creator?
Ads coming to Android “very soon” and then iOS.
Vimeo is on the list of creators to support!
Does Brave censor?
Brave Extensions on… A Brave Web Store?
Three MILLION ads blocked.
So, Brave’s an ad blocker that pays you to unblock ads? No. Sampson explains how Brave works in detailed series of tweets.
Brave is tending.

BAT/Brave in the News

Brendan shows up in Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet Trends Report

Security and regulation such as GDPR and California’s Consumer Privacy Act are also playing a role in the slow down. “Privacy consciousness is rising and the tech industry is making changes on that front, but privacy by default is increasingly required by lead users,” Brendan Eich, CEO and co-founder of Brave, says. “As users become more aware of surveillance capitalism, solutions that put the user first will reshape the landscape.” Check this quote out as well as the rest of the article here:

Read the full text here: https://adage.com/article/digital/mary-meekers-2019-internet-trends-report-11-highlights-and-lots-industry-insight/2177626

News You Should Know

Opera, Brave, Vivaldi to ignore Chrome’s anti-ad-blocker changes, despite shared codebase

Despite sharing a common Chromium codebase, browser makers like Brave, Opera, and Vivaldi don’t have plans on crippling support for ad blocker extensions in their products — as Google is currently planning on doing within Chrome.

Read the full text here:
https://www.zdnet.com/article/opera-brave-vivaldi-to-ignore-chromes-anti-ad-blocker-changes-despite-shared-codebase/

Google: We’re not killing ad blockers. Translation: We made them too powerful, we’ll cram this genie back in its bottle

Google’s extension team makes a more general claim that one aspect of a powerful API in particular, the content filtering capability of webRequest, poses potential security and privacy problems. This interface is used by blockers to inspect requests for page content so they can kill off any unwanted stuff in real-time. However, it is proposed that this API will in future be off-limits to extensions for the likes of you and me, to prevent plugins from turning against their users to spy on them or tamper with page data.

Yet Google will allow this capability to stand for enterprise-managed extensions “because of the deep integrations that enterprises may have between their software suites and Chrome.” Google fails to explain why enterprise administrators using Chrome can be trusted to make their own security decisions but ordinary folks using Chrome cannot.

Read the full text here: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/06/13/google_chrome_ad_blockers/

Internal emails suggest Zuckerberg was aware of Facebook privacy issues: report

Facebook has turned over internal emails to regulators that appear to show that CEO Mark Zuckerberg was at least partially aware of third parties amassing user data from the social network, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The Journal, citing people familiar with the emails, said that documents handed over to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) show Zuckerberg’s close involvement in addressing third-party data collection on Facebook’s platform.

Read the full text here: https://thehill.com/policy/technology/448234-internal-emails-suggest-zuckerberg-was-aware-of-facebook-privacy-issues

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