Everything to know about the Brave browser
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Everything to know about the Brave browser

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[MUSIC] If you wanna lock only data from prying eyes while you're surfing the web, a security minded browser might be for you. Chrome is a fine browser, that requires you to add some extensions and adjust some settings to guard your privacy. A browser happily named Brave is taking aim at Chrome and other browsers that require you to fiddle with settings to guard your data. Out of the box, Brave blocks trackers and third-party cookies that monitor your activity. And the browser gives you control over what you do and don't want blocked, whether that's ads, cookies, or other trackers. The browser's strict, ad-blocking feature blocks ads that can help support websites. So to compensate content creators Brave has set up a clever approach that allows you to make anonymous contributions to the sites you visit. Publishers receive the contributions in the form of cryptocurrencies once they opt into the program. Or if you can't be bothered to set up the program, you can allow ads and trackers in Brave settings, but the cost of being tracked is losing control of your privacy. Here's how to setup Brave. By default, Brave blocks everything, but you can adjust how rigid Brave approaches protection. First, from the Brave menu, click Preferences. Then, in the Settings panel, click Shields. From there, you can select the level of protection you want, from ad control to cookie control. Finally, click social media blocking to control whether to allow Google or Facebook login buttons, embedded tweets, and LinkedIn embedded posts. As a way to contribute to sites you visit without being tracked, Brave developed a rewards program. The way it works, you earn tokens by watching Brave-selected ads. Which then has automatically contribute revenue in the form of crypto currency on sites you visit. To join, click the hamburger button in the tool bar and click Yes, I'm in. You can adjust your participation in the program or opt out entirely. Rave is available for both desktop and mobile, on major platforms including Windows, Mac OS, Android, and iOS If you wanna give it a try, head to cnet.com for more information.

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