The Weekly BAT + Podcast Ep. 15 (Nov 8, 2019) — Free Brave Ads for the Tor Project, BAT/Brave at Brandweek and Web Summit 2019, Brave for Good: Giving Tuesday Campaign

NEW PRIVACY POST: Brave, Fingerprinting, and Privacy Budgets

In this post, Pete and Ben discuss why Brave is skeptical about such dynamic approaches to Web privacy, and outline Brave’s plans for future protections.

https://brave.com/brave-fingerprinting-and-privacy-budgets/

WEB SUMMIT: Brendan Eich delivers keynote, and makes a separate panel appearance at Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal.

Watch the video, here.

Video from the panel: https://vimeo.com/371388688

BRAVE AD GRANTS: The Tor Project 

In Partnership with The Giving Block, Brave selects The Tor Project as the Latest Grant Recipient of Brave Ads. The Tor Project is the latest non-profit to receive unsold Brave Ads inventory at no cost, to help drive awareness, education and support through Brave Rewards. 

https://brave.com/giving-block-tor-project-grant-recipient/

EVENT: Brave @ Brandweek 2019

The Brave Team headed to Palm Springs this week, where Brave was a Sponsor Partner of the Brandweek 2019 event. Hosted by Adweek, Brandweek brings CMOs, media buyers and strategists together to explore new technology, trends and presentations from industry leaders. The Brave team spread the word through events and in one on one sessions with decision makers throughout the week. 

COMING SOON: Brave for Good, Giving Tuesday Campaign 

This week, The Giving Block announced Brave as a Presenting Sponsor for The Giving Block’s #BitcoinTuesday campaign for Giving Tuesday.  The sponsorship with The Giving Block for #BitcoinTuesday is the first announcement related to the upcoming Brave for Good Giving Tuesday Campaign. On Tuesday, December 3rd, Brave will be providing a complete 24 hour takeover of Brave Ads by participating causes and non-profits to bring a whole new level of awareness and innovative giving with BAT through Brave Rewards. Stay tuned for more updates, community activities and participating partners as we get closer to December 3rd!

https://www.thegivingblock.com/post/brave-presenting-sponsor-for-bitcoin-tuesday-giving-tuesday-crypto

REGULATORS: Brave’s Chief Policy Officer Dr. Johnny Ryan provides a statement and discussion with European regulators and policymakers this week.

The Irish Times covered hearings, including a section on Johnny’s discussion of RTB 

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/zuckerberg-should-be-legally-compelled-to-answer-on-fake-news-journalist-1.4075739

Client Updates

Release Channel v0.70.123

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v0.70.123

Beta Channel v0.72.121

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v0.72.119

Dev Channel v0.72.118

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v0.72.118

Brave Team Tweet


Opt-in advertising shows positive signs with highly engaged audiences
Brave takes the lead, urging policy makers to act and stop the world’s biggest data breach.
Brave is looking for a senior webdev!
Reflection on the Brave Brandweek experience.
Google woudn’t use Fitbit’s very personal data for their own good…. Would they? 🙂
Let’s give NPR a huge helping of BAT!

BAT/Brave in the News


News You Should Know

I Got Access to My Secret Consumer Score. Now You Can Get Yours, Too.

Little-known companies are amassing your data — like food orders and Airbnb messages — and selling the analysis to clients. Here’s how to get a copy of what they have on you.

Read the article, here.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/business/secret-consumer-score-access.html 

Edward Snowden says ‘the most powerful institutions in society have become the least accountable’

“What do you do when the most powerful institutions in society have become the least accountable to society?”

That was the question Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who blew the whistle on numerous global surveillance programs, put to an audience of thousands at the Web Summit technology conference in Lisbon, Portugal on Monday.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/04/edward-snowden-warns-about-data-collection-surveillance-at-web-summit.html

Facebook fought to keep a trove of thousands of explosive internal documents and emails secret. They were just published online in full.

An explosive trove of nearly 4,000 pages of confidential internal Facebook documents has been made public, shedding unprecedented light on the inner workings of the Silicon Valley social-networking giant.

On Wednesday, the investigative reporter Duncan Campbell released a vast swathe of internal emails, reports, and other sensitive documents from the early 2010s that detail Facebook’s internal approach to privacy and how it worked with app developers and handled their access to user data.

https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-internal-documents-executive-emails-published-six4three-court-leak-2019-11

Roaring Fans

From Reddit 

Just want to give some praise: https://www.reddit.com/r/brave_browser/comments/dsmc1s/just_want_to_give_some_praise/

It’s nice being paid to browse the internet. https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/comments/dsqmhm/its_nice_being_paid_to_browse_the_internet/

Posted by Chris

Technical Operations Coordinator

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