The Weekly BAT + Podcast Ep. 14 (Nov 1, 2019) — Everipedia & BAT/Brave partnership, BAT at World Crypto Conference, BAT Meetup in Dallas, Texas on Nov 5th, 2019

Brave and Everipedia Announce Media Partnership

Everipedia, the world’s largest blockchain-based encyclopedia, and Brave, a privacy browser combined with a blockchain-based digital advertising platform, today announced a co-marketing agreement. The partnership will initially result in a campaign aimed at boosting both brands among their respective communities and is the first step towards a deeper collaboration.

https://brave.com/everipedia-and-brave-announce-partnership/

Brave input to California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act (CPERA)

Brave has written Californians for Consumer Privacy to support its new CPREA privacy law proposal, and to recommend several privacy enhancements. 

Check out all of Brave’s recommendations in the letter, plus a downloadable PDF with the letter here: https://brave.com/cpera/

Podcast: Luke Mulks interview on the Cryptoconomy Podcast

Luke Mulks discusses Brave, BAT and new business models on the Cryptoconomy Podcast.

Listen to the full podcast, here.

Brave at the World Crypto Conference

Brendan Eich presented a keynote, and was on a panel discussion at the World Crypto Conference at Las Vegas this week. 


Upcoming Events

Official BAT/Brave meetup in Dallas, TX (Nov 5, 2019)

Event details (RSVP here)

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019, 6:30 PM
Union Coffee, 3705 Cedar Springs Rd Dallas, TX

We are having an official BAT / Brave meetup Tuesday (Nov 5, 2019)! Come hang out with James Mudgett and Joel Reis (iOS team lead) from the Brave team. We can chat about Brave, privacy, blockchain, mobile, whatever! We’ll be giving out free, official BAT/Brave merchandise to attendees! 

Add to your calendar Basic Attention Token (BAT) event: London Privacy Meetup – November 14, 2019

Please come along to a Privacy meetup organised by Brave Research on Thursday 14th November in central London. We’re very pleased to be welcoming several prominent speakers from both industry and academia in an attempt to join our forces towards a common goal: enhancing the end-user’s privacy on the web. Both researchers and practitioners are most welcome.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brave-privacy-meetup-tickets-75221267837

Client Updates

Dev Channel v0.72.114

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v0.72.114

Beta Channel v0.71.107

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v0.71.107

Brave Team Tweets

DuckDuckGo – Getting better all the time
Three cheers for The Giving Block!
BAT-O’Lantern! 
Brave doesn’t want your data.

BAT/Brave in the News

Brave Browser (BAT) Records 8 Million Active Monthly Users

https://btcmanager.com/brave-browser-bat-records-8-million-active-monthly-users/

News You Should Know

US lawmakers consider whether your data should be a ‘property right’

On Thursday, at the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, lawmakers brought in witnesses to ask what that might look like: Is it possible? Could consumers benefit off of the value of their personal data if Congress imbued them with the power to do so?

https://iapp.org/news/a/us-lawmakers-consider-whether-your-data-should-be-a-property-right/

Should Tech CEOs Go to Jail Over Data Misuse? Some Senators Say Yes

As Mark Zuckerberg testified about all things Facebook on the House side of the Capitol last week, over on the Senate side some lawmakers were debating whether CEOs like Zuckerberg should face jail time if their companies misuse people’s personal data.

“You know, my sense is that Mark Zuckerberg is not going to take American’s privacy seriously unless he and others in these positions face personal consequences,” senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) told WIRED in his Capitol Hill office.

https://www.wired.com/story/wyden-mind-your-own-business-act/

Google workers sidestepping controversial Chrome tool sparks security worries

Google is facing a backlash over an internal tool for the company’s Chrome browser that some employees worry is intended for spying on workers organizing protests and discussing workplace issues. To get around using the tool, some employees have turned to third-party browsers. That’s prompted at least one security engineer at Google to voice concern over the possible vulnerabilities that using outside software could bring.

https://www.cnet.com/news/google-workers-sidestepping-controversial-chrome-tool-spark-security-concerns/

Roaring Fans

From Reddit

Appreciation Post: Noticed the good looking, well-spaced, info section that appears when you hover over the tab. Good work, team!

Posted by Chris

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