The Weekly BAT + Podcast ep. 20 (Dec. 13, 2019) — Brave to be the official browser for the 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship (Soccer tournament) in South Korea, Luke Mulks on the Hashoshi Show (video), Brave’s Story with Jonathan Sampson (video)

Announcement: Brave selected as the official browser for the 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship (Soccer tournament) in South Korea

Brave Software, makers of the innovative Brave browser which combines privacy with a blockchain-based digital advertising platform, today announced that the Brave browser was selected as the official browser for the 2019 E-1 Football (Soccer) Championship, hosted by the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) in South Korea from December 10th to 18th. 

During the matches, a Brave LED board will be displayed in the stadium and special content linked to this event will be provided on the E-1 official page. Under the concept of “INNOVATION & UNITY”, EAFF is expanding its outreach from East Asia to the world. As part of this effort, Brave and EAFF formed a partnership and are launching a co-marketing campaign.

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Video: Luke Mulks (Director of Business Development at Brave) on the Hashoshi show!

About Hashoshi: Welcome, #HashNation! 🚀 let’s cut through the hype and learn about blockchain, cryptocurrency, & distributed technology; I will help you build your knowledge, boost your cryptocurrency gains and join the movement towards our decentralized, distributed future!”

Video: Brave’s Story with Jonathan Sampson (ETH Waterloo, November 8-10, 2019) 

Watch as Jonathan Sampson, Senior Developer Relations at Brave, tells Brave’s story from his perspective.

Meetup: BATcafe 24.0 in Bekasi, Indonesia (December 19, 2019):    

“BATcafe is BAT Indonesia monthly meetup for current and new users. There will be a presentation about Basic Attention Token, with the update news from the projects and also from Brave Browser, and Q&A session with a total duration > 120 minutes.” Hosted by BAT Indonesia. 

Confirm your attendance here:

Client Updates

Beta Channel v1.2.25

Dev Channel v1.3.61

Release Channel v1.1.20

Brave Team Tweets

Sync fixes are coming, and more things will be synced in the new year.
Multi-page tabs? Maybe?

Someone on Twitter said Google should be sued. No problem. Brave and many others have started lawsuits and investigations. 
10.4 Million users is equal to…
Luke’s got a feelin’…
Micropayments instead of subscriptions? 
Lots happening in NYC. And lots of people are listening to what Brave has to offer.

BAT/Brave in the News

GritDaily: Brave Browser Promises a Brave New Cyberworld with Next-Gen Launch

If you use Google Chrome, then every Web page you read, including this one, is added to a database containing a list of your browser habits. Alphabet, Google’s holding company, is able to track everything you do online through your browser. It knows your interests. It has figured out your tastes in music. It can guess your political opinions.

No one has come up with a better model. The principle that companies quietly take our private information and deliver Internet access for free but get paid by advertisers has worked. No one has changed it. Until now. 

Protonmail: These browsers actually protect your privacy

Your web browser is the vehicle that carries you around the Internet to your desired websites. As such, it knows precisely what sites you have visited, how long you spent browsing them, and what you clicked on (or almost clicked on). Anyone who has access to your web browser can have a window into your income, your political leanings, and even your sexual preferences.

This is why it’s so important to only use browsers you know will protect and improve your internet privacy. In this article, we explain how browsers capture so much information and which web browsers in 2019 are best at keeping your browsing history safe from data-hungry tech companies and advertisers.

News You Should Know

TechCrunch: Over 750,000 applications for US birth certificate copies exposed online

An online company that allows users to obtain a copy of their birth and death certificates from U.S. state governments has exposed a massive cache of applications — including their personal information.

More than 752,000 applications for copies of birth certificates were found on an Amazon Web Services (AWS) storage bucket. (The bucket also had 90,400 death certificate applications, but these could not be accessed or downloaded.

Gizmodo: Ring’s Hidden Data Let Us Map Amazon’s Sprawling Home Surveillance Network

A Gizmodo investigation, which began last month and ultimately revealed the potential locations of up to tens of thousands of Ring cameras, has cast new doubt on the effectiveness of the company’s privacy safeguards. It further offers one of the most “striking” and “disturbing” glimpses yet, privacy experts said, of Amazon’s privately run, omni-surveillance shroud that’s enveloping U.S. cities.

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