Is the ad-blocking Brave browser too good to be true?

A new Web browser aims to protect your privacy from ads that track you, but it wants to make money with its own ads. Also, learn how Apple's iOS update patches a security bug.

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Online advertisements track your every move around the Web, slow down the loading time of pages, and some carry the risk of infecting your computer with malware. No wonder ad-blocking software is growing in popularity. But what if a browser could automatically block ads to protect your privacy?

That's the promise of Brave, a new Web browser currently in beta testing. But there's a twist to the privacy protection -- it puts its own "better" ads in place of the ones it blocks. Watch CNET Update above to learn what it plans to do with that ad revenue -- if it ever gets enough users. Also in this tech report, learn why it's a good idea to download iOS 9.2.1.

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Is the ad-blocking Brave browser too good to be true?

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