The Weekly BAT + Podcast ep. 25 (Jan. 17, 2020) — Announcing Sponsored Images in Brave, The ICO’s failure to act on RTB, the largest data breach ever recorded in the UK (blog), Yan Zhu (Brave’s CISO) to join panel on browser privacy at Enigma 2020!

Announcement: Introducing Sponsored Images in Brave

Today we’d like to introduce “Sponsored Images”, the latest addition to Brave’s private advertising platform.

These branded images will appear in the form of large, beautiful background images within our new tab page. Sponsored Images will bring additional revenue to support Brave’s mission, and give users a new reason to turn on Brave Rewards so they can get compensated for their attention. These images will begin to appear across our mobile and desktop browsers over the next few months.

As always with Brave, Sponsored Images are private.

Read the full post here: https://brave.com/introducing-sponsored-images-in-brave/

Blog: The ICO’s failure to act on RTB, the largest data breach ever recorded in the UK

The UK Information Commissioner has today announced that it will be taking no substantive action to end the largest data breach ever recorded in the UK. The “Real-Time Bidding” data breach at the heart of RTB market exposes every person in the UK to mass profiling, and the attendant risks of manipulation and discrimination. Regulatory ambivalence cannot continue. The longer this data breach festers, the deeper the rot sets in and the further our data gets exploited. This must end. We are considering all options to put an end to the systemic breach, including direct challenges to the controllers and judicial oversight of the ICO.

Read the full post here: https://brave.com/ico-faces-action/

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