The Weekly BAT + Podcast ep. 7 (Sep. 13, 2019) — Khan Academy now a Brave verified publisher, Brave #1 Android browser in Japan (according to Appbrain ranking), Interview with Luke Mulks on Crypto & Things (video)

Publishers: Khan Academy is now a verified publisher!

https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/comments/d32omb/khan_academy_is_now_a_verified_publisher/

Growth: Brave #1 Android browser in Japan, according to recent Appbrain ranking 

Video: Scott Cunningham Interviews Brave’s Luke Mulks on Crypto & Things

Check out the interview with Brave’s director of Business Development, Luke Mulks.

Catch it here: https://www.publish0x.com/at-scottcbusiness/interview-luke-mulks-brave-xkpvgy

5-Friend Giveaway: Get 5 of your friends to sign up and join the forum over at BATCommunity.org and win a BAT/Brave swag bundle each

Who wants some new BAT/Brave swag to rock this fall season? We know we do! 

You and 5 of your friends can each win a swag kit consisting of one of each item in the BAT/Brave web store by signing up and joining the forum at BATCommunity.org! The BATCommunity forum is THE go-to place to discuss all things BAT!

The giveaway officially opens today (Sep. 13) and will end on Monday, September 30th.

Here’s how to enter..

Each participant must:

1. Create an account on https://forum.batcommunity.org/
2. Set a profile picture
3. Post a comment in this thread, introduce themselves, and tell us what BAT/Brave means to them, or how they found out about BAT/Brave.
4. In the same comment, participants must tag the username of the friend who referred them.

Referrers must:
1. Post in this thread tagging each of the 5 friends they brought to the community.

Existing forum members can invite their friends to the forum via the invite button on the user page, or at the bottom of a topic. (As a bonus, this will earn you a Promoter badge on the forum!)

Giveaway rules:
1. Limit one entry per person (each individual can only win once)
2. Do not create multiple email accounts or accounts on the forum — each individual can only win once!

*Swag kits will be sent out at the beginning of October.

Good luck!

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


Client Updates

Dev Channel v0.71.72

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v0.71.72

Beta Channel v0.70.93

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v0.70.93


Brave Team Tweets

Our phones aren’t listening to us… but watching us in many other ways!

BAT/Brave in the News

Dozens of MPs’ websites can track visitors for targeted campaign ads (With Johnny Ryan!)

Nearly a third of MPs have trackers embedded on their official websites that could allow them to target visitors with campaign ads, an investigation by CBC News reveals.

People who visit one of those MP websites — to learn how to apply for a passport, for example, or to find a phone number for an MP’s riding office — could find re-election ads for that MP popping up in their Facebook feeds, or on websites they later visit.

Read the full text here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/election-advertising-web-trackers-1.5276287

Consumer Reports: Tips for stopping targeted ads

Do you ever feel like someone’s watching you, especially when you’re online? You search for something in your web browser and then see online ads for the same thing? That’s not coincidental, those are called targeted ads. If you think it’s a little bit too much like big brother watching you, Consumer Reports has some tips to help you get your privacy back.

Read the full text here: https://abc7chicago.com/technology/consumer-reports-tips-for-stopping-targeted-ads/5528165/

Everything to know about the Brave browser

Check out CNET’s video on Brave here: https://www.cnet.com/videos/everything-to-know-about-the-brave-browser/


News You Should Know

Facebook joins Google in states’ antitrust crosshairs

Facebook Inc. is joining Google in the crosshairs of state attorneys general investigating possible antitrust violations, adding to the scrutiny of Silicon Valley giants that have been widely criticized by politicians from both parties over their market dominance.

New York Atty. Gen. Letitia James is leading a bipartisan coalition of states looking into whether Facebook “stifled competition and put users at risk” by increasing the price of advertising, reducing consumer-choice quality and mishandling personal information, according to a statement Friday.

Read the full text here: https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2019-09-06/facebook-antitrust-probe-ny-attorney-general

Facebook, Google didn’t plan on being monopolies, but now they’re ‘too pervasive,’ tech investor says

Facebook and Google weren’t founded with the goal of becoming monopolies, but the companies have become too powerful, storied tech investor Alan Patricof told CNBC on Friday.

Patricof, founder of venture capital giant Greycroft, was responding to news that a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general will investigate Facebook for possible antitrust violations. A separate probe into Google will reportedly be announced next week

Read the full text here: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/06/facebook-google-didnt-plan-on-to-be-monopolies-but-are-now-too-powerful-tech-investor-says.html


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