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Brave Software

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About Brave Software

Brave Software operates as a blockchain-based digital advertising platform. It resets the online advertisement as well as bitcoin micropayments to share revenue with users and to support publishers. It was formerly known as Hyperweb Labs. It was founded in 2015 and is based in San Francisco, California.

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580 Howard Street, Unit 402

San Francisco, California, 94105,

United States

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Brave Software Patents

Brave Software has filed 6 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Social networking services
  • Content management systems
  • Cryptocurrencies
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Disability sport classifications, Web frameworks, Personal computers, Acoustic fingerprinting, Promotion and marketing communications


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Disability sport classifications, Web frameworks, Personal computers, Acoustic fingerprinting, Promotion and marketing communications



Latest Brave Software News

Brave unveils new "Forgetful Browsing" anti-tracking feature

May 15, 2023

By The privacy-focused Brave Browser is introducing a new "Forgetful Browsing" feature that prevents sites from re-identifying you on subsequent visits. This new feature will clear not only cookies at the sites you specify but also data in local storage and the cache when you close a website. While this will also automatically log users out of sites, it also prevents re-identification when they return to the site at a future time. Users can enable "Forgetful Browsing" from the software's settings menu, either for all websites (global default) or for a specified list of sites. "When this option is set, Brave will clear first-party storage for the site a few seconds after there are no more open tabs for the site," explains Brave Software's  announcement . "Forgetful Browsing clears both explicitly stored values (e.g. cookies,  localStorage , or  indexedDB ) and indirectly stored values (e.g. HTTP cache or DNS cache)." The Brave Software team explained that although its browser offers robust protections against third-party tracking, the privacy issues that arise from first-party tracking remain somewhat unaddressed. Focusing on first-party tracking First-party tracking has taken the back seat in the privacy-protection considerations of browser engineers because users consciously choose what websites they visit and naturally have better control and a clearer understanding of where their data goes. While first-party cookies are important for a good website experience, such as staying logged into a site or keeping track of read content, several risks are still associated with letting a website re-identify visitors indefinitely. These risks include building rich user profiles for targeted advertising by aggregating more data, and associating multiple visitor accounts with the same person or same household, thus breaking privacy-proofing barriers. Brave says that most modern web browsers already offer features or tools to deal with this problem. However, they're either too fragmented, cumbersome to use, either too generic or too specific, or entirely hidden from the user. Hence, the team decided to develop Forgetful Browsing as an integrated tool that will be easy to enable and disable and won't require any user vigilance or specific intervention after setting up. To set the global default setting for 'Forgetful Browsing,' head to Settings → Shields → Click "Forget me when I close a site." The 'Forgetful Browsing' setting on Brave settings menu (Brave) Website-specific situations like adding an entry or an exclusion from the global default will be as simple as navigating to the site, clicking on the shields icon on the right side of the URL bar, clicking "Advanced controls," and then switching the toggle of the feature to the "on" position. Site-specific option on the URL bar (Brave) Brave clarifies that 'Forgetful Browsing' will apply to sites and not domains, contrary to how most settings in Shields work. The new feature will be made available on Brave browser for the desktop version 1.53 (current stable is v1.51), while Android users will get 'Forgetful Browsing' a bit later, with version 1.54. Related Articles:

Brave Software Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Brave Software founded?

    Brave Software was founded in 2015.

  • Where is Brave Software's headquarters?

    Brave Software's headquarters is located at 580 Howard Street, Unit 402, San Francisco.

  • What is Brave Software's latest funding round?

    Brave Software's latest funding round is Incubator/Accelerator.

  • How much did Brave Software raise?

    Brave Software raised a total of $42M.

  • Who are the investors of Brave Software?

    Investors of Brave Software include Oregon Enterprise Blockchain Venture Studio, Pantera Capital, Digital Currency Group, Foundation Capital, FF Angel and 5 more.

  • Who are Brave Software's competitors?

    Competitors of Brave Software include QuikNode and 7 more.

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