The Weekly BAT + Podcast Ep. 5: 08/24/2019 to 08/30/2019 — Wikipedia now a Brave verified publisher & ready to receive BAT donations from Brave users, Cheddar interviews Brendan Eich (video), FreeCodeCamp.org’s Brave Rewards case study & testimonial

Welcome to this week’s BAT Community Update! 

ANNOUNCEMENT: Wikipedia is now a Brave Verified Publisher, Ready to Receive BAT Donations from Brave Users!

Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, has joined the Brave platform as a Verified Publisher. Created in 2001, Wikipedia is edited and verified by volunteers around the world. Wikipedia is offered in 300 languages containing a total of more than 50 million articles and viewed more than 15 billion times every month. Wikipedia is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, a charitable, not-for-profit organization that relies on donations. 

INTERVIEW: Brendan Eich was on Cheddar’s Between Bells!

Our CEO, Brendan Eich was recently featured on Cheddar’s “Between Bells” and discussed why he founded Brave, how Brave users reward online creators with BAT, as well as opt-in Brave Ads that preserve privacy and reward users with 70% of the revenue share. 

Watch the interview here: https://cheddar.com/media/a-braver-way-to-browse-the-internet

CASE STUDY: “Over the past 18 months, our nonprofit has made nearly $2,000 from people who are using the Brave Browser to visit freeCodeCamp.org.” — FreeCodeCamp.org’s Brave Rewards case study & testimonial

Over the past 18 months, our nonprofit has made nearly $2,000 from people who are using the Brave Browser to visit freeCodeCamp.org. In this article, I’m going to tell you about the Brave Browser and show how it works. I’ll also help you decide whether it’s worth registering your website or YouTube channel as a Brave publisher. And if you want to register so you can get paid, I’ll show you how to do that, too.

Read the full text here: https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/the-brave-browser-how-much-money-can-your-website-make-as-a-publisher/

INTERVIEW: Yan Zhu did a great show on This Week in Tech with Leo Laporte, check it out here!

Watch the interview here: https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation/episodes/411

And…

Check out her music on SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.com/azuki

INTEL GAMER DAYS: Updates from a few of our winners so far… 

From now through September 2nd, Brave users may see Brave Ads promoting Intel Gamer Days, an annual promotion to celebrate PC gaming with great deals & experiences from over 40 top retailers, technology providers, and game publishers. To enter the daily giveaway and have a chance to score a swag kit from Brave and Intel, users must simply click the Intel Gamer Days ad when they see one, and follow the steps to publish a tweet about the promotion. The tweet will count as the user’s entry for that day’s giveaway.

There are less than a week’s worth of prizes left! Enter the giveaway while you still can! 

Check out Sampson’s first-run analysis on Chrome, Firefox, and other browsers. You may be surprised about what’s happening.

ARTICLE: Dump Chrome: 7 Alternative Web Browsers

Though large tech corporations leverage their market dominance to relentlessly push their web browsers on the world, you do have a choice in software you use to browse the web. You may find that some of the many available alternative browsers offer capabilities that appeal to you, such as greater customization, privacy, and browsing tools.

Read the full text here: https://www.pcmag.com/feature/370405/dump-chrome-7-alternative-web-browsers

PODCAST (BAHASA INDONESIA): New BAT podcast hosted by Viking Karwur of BAT Indonesia

Check out Viking’s new podcast, recorded in Bahasa Indonesia, here!


Featured Creators

Check out these creators who’ve recently become verified with Brave Rewards & are now set up to receive BAT tips from Brave users! 

Newgrounds (website)

Newgrounds.com, the large Flash games and animation site that spawned Alien Hominid, has been accepting user-produced submissions since 1999. That it has been quietly spearheading for eight years what is only now being trumpeted about in the mainstream media is indicative of how overlooked the Flash games scene is.
https://www.newgrounds.com/

Listen on Repeat (website) 

Welcome to ListenOnRepeat, the #1 site to repeat YouTube videos, discover the new music you’ll love and share it with the world!

New intro video, who dis?

The ListenOnRepeat community was created with a simple, yet powerful vision: you should only have to hit play once, really. We had this epiphany back when the world wide web had no easy way to listen to the same song over and over again or watch dat boi on repeat (waddup), so we created ListenOnRepeat – and gave ourselves a mission to help you discover videos so addictive you’ll want to put them on repeat.
https://listenonrepeat.com/?v=Y5WQ6gF-8vA#Wel_e_to_ListenOnRepeat

Pascal Precht on GitHub

Striving to be a good fellow every day.
https://github.com/PascalPrecht

CSS-TRICKS (website) 

Hey sorry about the cheezy name. When I kicked this site off on July 4th, 2007, I mostly really did write about CSS. But of course, that means writing about HTML too. And then JavaScript as I began to learn that. The site is WordPress, so writing about that was sprinkled in. As my experience as a front-end developer and designer grew and my knowledge broadened, so did the sites topics.

These days CSS-Tricks is really about building websites and all that entails, mostly from a front-end perspective. We have staff writers (see below) and loads of guest authors, so the content you find here will be as diverse as they are.

– Chris Coyier
https://css-tricks.com/

8D Songs Bollywood (YouTube channel) 

Listen to Mind Blowing 8D Bollywood Songs.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4nH7zmw41lRDbaiIddumjw/featured


Client Updates

Beta Channel v0.69.120

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v0.69.120

Dev Channel v0.70.77

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v0.70.77

Release Channel v0.68.132

Release notes:

  • Upgraded Chromium to 76.0.3809.132. (#5801)

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v0.68.132


Brave Team Tweets

Want some cool Intel merch? Luke explains how.
Johnny Ryan, Chief Policy & Industry Relations Officer at Brave, spoke to Forbes
Brave offers 70% share of revenue to the user… Google can’t do that.
What does Brave block when it comes to cookies and scripts, and how?
All these great features… plus revenue share as Brendan mentioned!
Did you know that Brave’s CISO puts out music on Soundcloud? 

BAT/Brave in the News

INTERVIEW: Mi3 Australia interviews Johnny Ryan about GDPR and Brand Safety

“Brands are fully at risk. They don’t realise this yet. They are data controllers. Article 5 [GDPR] says you basically can’t broadcast personal data…” Johnny Ryan, Chief Policy Officer, Brave Software

The interview is available here: https://twitter.com/mi3australia/status/1166177964611919872

This is the browser you’ll want if you care about online privacy

You don’t want to be dripping out your private information as you browse the web. The biggest browsers — from Chrome to Firefox — can help you lock away your data from prying eyes. But securing your browser may require setting up a few security-minded extensions or fiddling with privacy settings in preferences. But a browser startup is taking the setup and fiddling out of the process and offering a browser that goes all-in on guarding you and your information.

Read the full text here: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/this-is-the-browser-youll-want-if-you-care-about-online-privacy/


News You Should Know

Blockchain Can Make CRM Decentralized and Disrupt Ownership of Data 

Blockchain and CRM are heading toward disruption says Jeremy Epstein of Never Stop Marketing. Hear more of his insight in his conversation with Brent Leary.

“Users don’t know this is happening”: the clever ways companies are harvesting your data

As enormous data breaches become the new normal, we are being forced to confront how much we truly value our privacy. Major incidents like the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which harvested information from 50 million Facebook profiles, and a security breach at British Airways, which affected 500,000 customers and led to a record £183m fine, are just the tip of the iceberg. A study in February found that British firms saw around 10,000 data breaches in the past year. Last year, the EU brought in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and research shows that the new regulations are helping to drive European data breaches into the open.


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