Recently Brave, the famous browser of its rewards program BAT tokens, announced several new features. First, the user privacy control, but Bitcoin.com and MoonPay have also been integrated.
Our desktop browser update today (v1.15.72) features a Chromium upgrade (86.0.4240.75), various fixes, and the new @BitcoinCom crypto widget, powered by @MoonPayHQ (available in the UK, EU, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, and several more). https://t.co/4wVWi8TElt
– Brave Software (@brave) October 7, 2020
Privacy at Brave
But let's go in order and start with the news about the control of privacy and personal data that users leave when they use a browser and interact with different websites.
This data is usually sold to other companies to profile users and their consumption, but not in the case of Brave where you can decide whether to do it or not.
In the landscape of the various regulations, much has been done by the CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) and in Europe the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), laws that oblige companies to respect certain regulations and impose the privacy of the end user , protecting your rights on the web.
These laws, like the GDPR, protect the right to express your disagreement so that personal data is not sold to third parties.
Therefore, from now on, some browsers like Brave will show “do not sell or share”In the settings preferences, which will allow users to decide whether or not to sell their personal data, as explained by the CEO and co-founder of Brave. Brendan Eich:
“Brave is about putting users in charge of their online experience and creating products that incorporate privacy by default, so we are excited to launch GPC together with our partners to give users the control they deserve. The Web needs such standards to remain what it is meant to be, and we look forward to the wide spread of GPC on publisher and consumer technology sites to strengthen the global rise in the privacy wave.
The latest version of Brave
Meanwhile, the browser has carried out an update for the desktop version, v1.15.72, which includes several new features:
- Chromium v86.0.4240.75 features and functions are introduced;
- Numerous fixes and issues have been resolved;
- Added the Bitcoin.com widget that MoonPay uses, available in England, Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and other countries.
In fact, only recently has the ability to buy cryptocurrencies directly from the browser been introduced, such as the Binance and Gemini widget, to which the Bitcoin.com widget will now be added.