BAT Community Weekly Update: 04/26/2019 to 05/03/2019 — FAQ about Brave Rewards & Ads support, Brendan Eich at Global Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C., Brave hiring a general counsel

Welcome to this week’s BAT Community Update! Thank you to Dan Murphy for his contributions!

IMPORTANT: FAQ about Brave Rewards & Ads Support

Client Updates

Beta Channel v0.64.65

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v0.64.65

Dev Channel v0.65.78

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v0.65.78

Brave Team Tweets

With Brave, users remain anonymous to us.
Hooray for great ad partners!
When are rewards coming to Thailand?
Johnny comments on a California amendment that could impact people’s intimate details
Cryptomining against users is basically extinct.
Brave is hiring general counsel

BAT/Brave in the News

Johnny appears in the New York times and mentions voter profiling

“In the next election, I think it is inevitable that every single voter will have been profiled based on what they have been reading, watching and listening to for years online,” said Johnny Ryan, the chief policy officer at Brave, a private web browser that allows users to block ads and trackers.

Read more here: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/30/opinion/privacy-targeted-advertising.html

News You Should Know

Brendan Eich appearing at Global Privacy Summit in Washington D.C.

Our CEO @BrendanEich will be at @PrivacyPros Global Privacy Summit in D.C. this Thursday to discuss why companies no longer need to follow a surveillance model to succeed.

Read the full text here: https://iapp.org/conference/global-privacy-summit/

The Terrible Truth About Alexa

“I read through a history of everything I’ve said to Alexa, and it felt a little bit like reading an old diary. Until I remembered that the things I’ve told Alexa in private are stored on an Amazon server and have possibly been read by an Amazon employee.”

Read the full text here: https://gizmodo.com/the-terrible-truth-about-alexa-1834075404

One Country Blocks the World on Data Privacy

Data privacy experts and regulators in other countries are questioning Ireland’s commitment to policing imminent privacy concerns like Facebook’s reintroduction of facial recognition software and data-sharing with its recently purchased subsidiary WhatsApp, and Google’s sharing of information across its burgeoning number of platforms.

Read the full text here: https://www.politico.eu/interactive/ireland-blocks-the-world-on-data-privacy/

Roaring Fans

https://twitter.com/rynfrd/status/1123824743239618568

From Reddit: