9 Oct, 2019

Wikipedia Co-founder Expresses Admiration for Brave Browser

Wikipedia co-founder, Larry Sanger, has announced its unadulterated support and admiration for the internet browser, Brave. The founder of one of the largest free information website, published a post, ‘The Two problems of computer technology’ recently.

He proposed to go about it by ditching Chrome as he says, “Google collects massive amounts of information from us via their browser. The good news is that you don’t have to use it, if you’re one of the 62% of the people who do.” While admiring, the developer, Brandan Eich, Sanger takes potshots at Mozilla for firing Eich for his political views. Eich was also the co-founder of the token Basic Attention Token (BAT), which is leveraged by Brave.

While Sanger did not explicitly talk about his admiration for Brave, in the past he has talked about blockchain and its multitude possibilities. Earlier he had tweeted, “My recent new speech, first delivered in Hong Kong: Why Decentralize? All about why, and how, #blockchain #dapps should be more #decentralized; why they aren’t (dapps need to improve #ux); and how @Everipedia is achieving *robust* decentralization.”

My recent new speech, first delivered in Hong Kong: Why Decentralize?

All about why, and how, #blockchain #dapps should be more #decentralized; why they aren’t (dapps need to improve #ux); and how @Everipedia is achieving *robust* decentralization.https://t.co/T64AVUJTtD

— Larry Sanger (@lsanger) March 18, 2019

He said, “I’ve switched to Eich’s newer browser, Brave. I’ve had a much better experience using it lately than I had when I first tried it a year or two ago and when it was still on the bleeding edge. Brave automatically blocks ads, trackers, third-party cookies, encrypts your connections—and, unlike Google, they don’t have a profile about you. It’s quite good and a pleasure to use.”

Last month, Brave was in the news when the browser, collaborated with TAP Network to allow more brand users to redeem BAT tokens, the native token for Brave. At the time, Eich had said, “Both the user and the advertiser lose in today’s digital advertising landscape, and with regulations like GDPR looming all over the world, this broken ecosystem simply cannot continue as we know it. We’re excited to welcome TAP Network as a partner for our ad platform that’s built completely on privacy, and together, reward users for their attention while opening doors for brands that are looking to connect ethically with new audiences.”

A press release had stated the partnership, appropriately named, Brave Ads will be integrated in the desktop browsers (macOS, Windows, Linux), as well as in the Android app (iOS will be available later) in the next few months.