Brave Browser: A New Browser On The Block.
Brave browser is a new browser for Windows and Mac along with Android and Apple smart phones. Brave’s developers tout a wealth of benefits over other browsers out there. Let’s take a look at what the Brave browser has to offer. It could be the perfect replacement for Chrome, Mozilla, Safari and Edge.
Brave blocks harmful advertising
There’s a new ad game in town. It’s called “Malvertising”. Display ad technology can install malware on your laptop without your knowledge. But not with Brave watching your back. Brave browser blocks trackers and intrusive ads that can slow you down on the web.
Brave redirects sites to HTTPS
HTTP websites don’t offer the security of HTTPS websites. Brave browser moves you from an HTTP site to the HTTPS version of that site automatically. You are always moving your bits across the safest possible pipe.
Brave blocks Tracking Pixels and Tracking Cookies
Do you ever get that feeling that someone is watching you when you see an ad for something you bought a few days ago? We make sure you aren’t tracked while you shop online and browse your favorite sites. Brave keeps you, and your information safer. Brave effectively shields you from 3rd party tracking and malvertisement.
Here is a bit of what Brave has on its website:
“ It’s amazing how fast a page loads when you strip away everything but the real content.
Up to a whopping 60% of page load time is caused by the underlying ad technology that loads into various places each time you hit a page on your favorite news site.
And 20% of this is time spent on loading things that are trying to learn more about you.”
For the last two weeks I have been testing Brave on a Windows and Mac computer. Over the next few blogs we will discuss the good and not-so-good about Brave.