The Weekly BAT + Podcast Ep. 39 (Apr. 24, 2020) — Browser First-Run: iOS edition (blog by Jon Sampson), Brave’s Panos Papadopoulos to present at Greek Cryptocurrency Community virtual meetup, Free PrivSec webinar: “The Data Protection Crisis of Online Advertising”, with Brave’s Johnny Ryan

What happens when you run a new browser on your iPad or iPhone for the first time? What does it do, and with whom does it communicate prior to user navigation? Brave’s Jon Sampson explores those questions here: “Browser First-Run: iOS Edition”

Last year I did a review of several popular desktop browsers, focusing exclusively on what they do when you launch the browser for the first time. Months later, an independent review was conducted by Douglas Leith of Trinity College Dublin. Both investigations found that Brave was, by far, the most private browser among those tested. Today I decided to take a look at various browsers available on iOS 13—specifically, Brave 1.15, DuckDuckGo, Mozilla Firefox 24.0, Google Chrome 80.0.3987.95, Opera Touch 2.2.1, and Microsoft Edge 45.2.16. Safari is also briefly examined, but not to the extent of the other browsers, due to certain limitations.

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Highlights from Matthew Liu & Nick Poulden of Origin’s BAT Community AMA

Welcome to the next installment in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs.

The ongoing AMA series on Reddit features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams, and now, guests from projects and causes that Brave collaborates with.

The most recent AMA took place on April 16th, and featured guests Matthew Liu (Co-founder) and Nick Poulden (Senior Engineer) at Origin, a sharing economy platform that enables buyers and sellers of goods and services to transact on the distributed, open web. The pair fielded both pre-submitted and live questions from Redditors about Origin Marketplace, the first marketplace built on Origin’s own protocol; and Dshop, Origin’s decentralized e-commerce storefront (which powers the new Brave Swag Store). Matt and Nick shared why they believe the world needs blockchain-based commerce and what they see to be the advantages over traditional solutions.

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Meetup: Panos Papadopoulos, Security Researcher at Brave, to present at upcoming Greek Cryptocurrency Community virtual meetup (Apr. 25, 2020)

The meetup will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2020 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM GMT+3. 

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