BAT Community Weekly Update: 06/28/2019 to 07/04/2019 — Interview w/ Brendan Eich & Eric Ly (Hub CEO and LinkedIn Co-Founder), Dr. Johnny Ryan to speak at the Institute for Information Law at UvA, upcoming BAT content creator workshop in Indonesia

INTERVIEW: Brendan Eich chats with Eric Ly, LinkedIn Co-Founder and Hub CEO

I met up with Brendan Eich to get the story behind their new privacy-focused browser, Brave, and to discuss the future of adtech, both topics we are hearing a lot about these days.

TALK: Dr. Johnny Ryan, Brave’s Chief Policy & Industry Relations Officer, to speak at the Institute for Information Law at the University of Amsterdam (July 5, 2019)

BAT Community Merch Giveaway Winners!

The winners for our BAT Community Daily Merch Giveaways for this week are:

  • Wednesday (Facebook): Alex Saunders
  • Thursday (Contributor Special): u/SelfmadeMillionaire

Click here to see pics of previous giveaway winners rocking their BAT/Brave merch!:

Be sure to tune in to our social media channels every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Friday to participate in our daily merch giveaways for your chance to win!

Featured Creators

The Tor Project (@TorProject) on Twitter

We advance human rights and defend your privacy online. Download Tor Browser for protection against tracking, surveillance, and censorship.

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SILVER.TV (@SLIVERtv360) on Twitter

Watch Streams & Earn TFuel. Use TFuel to donate to streamers and get prizes! Parent of @Theta_Network

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Steve Mould on YouTube

I make videos about science.

I also write books! You can get them here:

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GalenT20 on YouTube (ES)

Mi Única Meta es Sacarte una Sonrisa :slightly_smiling_face:

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اتقن الإنجليزية Master English on YouTube (AR)

تابعونا على الفايسبوك

لقد أنشأنا هذه القناة لك يا عزيزي المشاهد حتى تتمكن من تعلم وإتقان اللغة الإنجليزية بسهولة وفي منزلك…

هل أنت من متكلمي اللغة العربية؟ هل تجد صعوبة في تعلم اللغة الإنجليزية؟ هل وقتك ثمين ولا تستطيع أن تذهب إلى المعاهد المكلفة لتعلم اللغة الإنجليزية؟ هل تريد تعلم وإتقان اللغة الانجليزية وان تبرع في التكلم والكتابة والقراءة فيها؟ كل هذا وفي راحة منزلك!

هذه القناة صنعت خصيصاً لمتكلمي اللغة العربية وستساعدك علي تعلم وإتقان اللغة الإننجليزية من المنزل بأحدث الطرق وبسهولة وبأقل من ثلاث دقائق يومياً!

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Client Updates

Dev Channel v0.68.90

Beta Channel v0.67.102

Release Channel v0.66.99

In this latest update, we’ve: Added new Brave Rewards icon for verified publishers (#4043), added country specific “add funds” for Brave Rewards (#4476), fixed display of ad summary on brave://rewards to more accurately reflect estimated pending rewards, next payment date, and ad notifications received this month (#4330), fixed tips not going through when using a VPN (#4153) and more!

Read all of the release notes here:

Brave Team Tweets

Johnny is speaking in Amsterdam today about ePrivacy Regulation.

Johnny Ryan‏


I’ll be speaking at @ivir_uva in Amsterdam tomorrow about the ePrivacy Regulation with @jorisvanhoboken Rosa Barcelo @fborgesius @NicolePrivacy

July 4 2019

Did you know? Brave blocks some scripts for dark patterns.



@dansereduick @random_walker We already block tons of scripts involved in dark patterns. LMK if we miss something commonly used, we’ll block it. cc: @pes10k @convoluted_code

Jun 28 2019

We don’t know (and don’t want to know) your web surfing data.



@XrpCenter @GermanCryptoInv @brave We don’t know our users’ surfing data. ZKPs and blinded signatures, c’mon — it is 2019 already!

Jun 29 2019

Brave is at 2.2 million DAILY active users!



@at_hallett @BraveSampson 2.2M - switched off some growth spend that had low retention, preparing to turn on higher retention channel now.

Jul 03 2019

Brave aims to have ads available in most countries by the end of the year.

Luke Mulks


@BraveSampson @jamoustrading Yep. We aim to have Brave Ads available in most countries by end of year. Stay tuned.

Jun 29 2019

It is impressive, isn’t it Sampson?



Every time I think about what we’re building, I can’t help but to be impressed. Brave Ads (User Model):
:ballot_box_with_check: 100% Opt-In

:ballot_box_with_check: User Configurable

:ballot_box_with_check: Pays 70% to the user

:ballot_box_with_check: On-Device Matching

:ballot_box_with_check: ML & improves w/ time

:ballot_box_with_check: No Data leaks

:ballot_box_with_check: Protects Brand Safety

:ballot_box_with_check: Combats Fraud

Jun 29 2019

Here’s something interesting Johnny found.

Johnny Ryan


Here is a thread in which the boss of the IAB (adtech/tracking industry’s main trade body) fights with DCN CEO (publisher trade body). For context, adtech businesses are growing huge as publishers collapse.

Jun 29 2019

Can you imagine paying for ads and having 55-70% of it going to a bunch of middlemen?

Johnny Ryan


@KarstenW Several things destroying news are the fault of the IAB and adtech, including audience arbitrage from RTB, bot fraud enabled by personal data in bid requests that diverts cash from publishers, and of course 55-70% adtech tax.

Jun 29 2019

BAT/Brave in the News

In Rust we trust: Brave smashes speed limit after rewriting ad-block engine in super-lang

Software engineers working on the Brave browser have rewritten the browser’s ad blocking engine in Rust and seen massive speed increases as a result.

In a blog post on Wednesday, Brave Software performance researcher Andrius Aucinas and chief scientist Ben Livshits said that rewriting Brave’s built-in ad blocker in Mozilla-spawned Rust resulted in an average 69x improvement in the amount of time required to process web requests.

News You Should Know

Hmmm…. What’s Facebook and Google up to now?

Jason Kint‏


I’m not sending link but Google and Facebook’s reps (called the Internet Association), just launched a propaganda site intended to undermine new California privacy law (CCPA) by confusing public into thinking their surveillance advertising is necessary to fund free content. Lies.

Google’s new reCAPTCHA has a dark side

According to two security researchers who’ve studied reCaptcha, one of the ways that Google determines whether you’re a malicious user or not is whether you already have a Google cookie installed on your browser. It’s the same cookie that allows you to open new tabs in your browser and not have to re-log in to your Google account every time. But according to Mohamed Akrout, a computer science PhD student at the University of Toronto who has studied reCaptcha, it appears that Google is also using its cookies to determine whether someone is a human in reCaptcha v3 tests.

The Privacy Project

Companies and governments are gaining new powers to follow people across the internet and around the world, and even to peer into their genomes. The benefits of such advances have been apparent for years; the costs — in anonymity, even autonomy — are now becoming clearer. The boundaries of privacy are in dispute, and its future is in doubt. Citizens, politicians and business leaders are asking if societies are making the wisest tradeoffs. The Times is embarking on this monthslong project to explore the technology and where it’s taking us, and to convene debate about how it can best help realize human potential.

Roaring Fans

Kapil Mohan Gupta‏


Long time back, I move away from chrome browser to @brave on my android.

Today I am doing the same on my mac and making #brave as my default browser.

Goodbye #Chrome

Jul 4 2019

Olaoluwa Faniyi‏


Going to try out this @brave browser. I hope I don’t return to Chrome.

Jul 4 2019

:jamaica:SHOTTAEMPIRE :jamaica:


I use @brave so much that i foget about @googlechrome someone told me use chrom and i was like wtf is chrome

Jul 3 2019

From Reddit:

Shout Out to Team Brave/Bat…Great Job Everyone-(We Got Eyes!!)

Started using Brave Browser 2 days ago and already 1K ads were blocked. Thank you Brave Browser community and to those who recommended it.

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