The Weekly BAT + Podcast ep. 23 (Jan. 3, 2020) — Brave at CES 2020, BAT promo GIFs available for Brave Creators + free 4K wallpaper each week in 2020 (community-created offerings), DAT integration coming soon!

Event: “Brave will be at CES 2020 – will you? DM me!”

Event description from the official CES website: “CES is the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.

Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers.” 

Clayton Hartford works on Brave Ads at Brave. If you plan to attend CES this January 7 – 10th and would like to connect in person, you can send Clayton a direct message here: u/hartforc

https://www.reddit.com/user/CryptoJennie/comments/

Community: “Hi! I will be Tweeting one 4K desktop wallpaper each week, starting with this one” 

One of r/BATProject’s top contributors, photographer Will Christiansen, plans to tweet a link to one of his 4K desktop wallpapers once a week for the rest of 2020! Anyone seeking to elevate their wallpaper game (or who just wants to appreciate some great photography) is welcome to download his linked work. Will’s photos have gained notoriety in the BAT & Brave community by being featured regularly on the Brave browser’s New Tab Page. 

If you like Will’s work, want to download one of his wallpapers and/or wish to support him, you can contribute to his work directly by tipping-a-tweet on Twitter: https://twitter.com/willwaltz

Read the full post here: https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/comments/ei8rvw/hi_i_will_be_tweeting_one_4k_desktop_wallpaper/

Community-made: Basic Attention Token promo materials: spinning logo and gold coin animated GIFs (by u/pratamishus on Reddit) 

Upcoming: DAT integration coming soon! 


Client Updates

Dev Channel v1.4.50

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v1.4.50

Beta Channel v1.3.82

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v1.3.82


Brave Team Tweets

Is 2020 the year of the lion?
Will Brave gamify tipping at all?

What other ideas are being pursued at Brave?


BAT/Brave in the News

Brave’s Upcoming Feature Will Be a Game-Changer

The Brave team is on the cusp of reaching another milestone – they have released plans for an implementation of a distributed Virtual Private Network (VPN) called VPN0

The team is tackling the challenges associated with dVPNs, namely performance, privacy guarantees and traffic accountability. The team claims that this will be the first dVPN that will offer “a privacy-preserving traffic authorization and validation system.

Read the full text here: https://www.publish0x.com/cryptoletter/braves-upcoming-feature-will-be-game-changer-xowlvj


News You Should Know

Ad Tech Companies Seek to Avoid California Privacy Requests

Google, Facebook, and other tech advertising companies are seeking to avoid a new California requirement that they stop selling consumers’ data upon request.

The companies through their trade groups asked California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) to treat some of their business units as service providers, which would exempt them from the requirement, in rules for enforcing the California Consumer Privacy Act. Service providers, which process data on behalf of businesses, are exempt because they don’t sell consumer information.

Read the full text here: https://news.bloomberglaw.com/privacy-and-data-security/ad-tech-companies-seek-to-avoid-california-privacy-requests

Colleges are turning students’ phones into surveillance machines, tracking the locations of hundreds of thousands

Short-range phone sensors and campuswide WiFi networks are empowering colleges across the United States to track hundreds of thousands of students more precisely than ever before. Dozens of schools now use such technology to monitor students’ academic performance, analyze their conduct or assess their mental health.

Read the full text here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/12/24/colleges-are-turning-students-phones-into-surveillance-machines-tracking-locations-hundreds-thousands/

YouTube admits Bitcoin ban was a mistake

The Internet giant says it canceled everyone’s crypto sites by accident last week and that all of them are back online. But checking YouTube says otherwise.

Read the full text here: https://decrypt.co/15590/youtube-to-deleted-crypto-video-sites-oops-we-screwed-up


Roaring Fans

We’re a fan of Will’s backgrounds and he’s a fan of us. 🙂 

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