The Brave browser has gained more attention and popularity than most new browsers, partly because the founder who was a participant in building Mozilla’s Firefox applications, his extraordinary business model was a direct cause of Brave’s spread.
It took us time to dive deep into Brave to find out what it is, what works and what its features are. Here’s what you need to know to decide whether Brave is your next choice.
To start with, what is Brave?
Like other browsers, Brave is a browser that allows users to navigate to websites, run their apps, and view or play content online. You can download and use the information displayed, remember sites you’ve visited previously, and respond to Internet ads by blocking them from appearing on sites.
What makes Brave different from other browsers?
What distinguishes Brave is its aggressive anti-advertising attitude. The browser is designed to strip sites of ads, not only to block ads but also to replace those ads with ads from its own network, it seems as if a new television network announced that it would use technology to remove Ads from other network programs and then restart those programs with innovative ads authored.
Brave also removes all ad trackers, and small-sized ads posted by advertisers and site publishers to introduce users to other sites for advertising, as ad networks use trackers to show products similar to those purchased or focused on search, resulting in the same Advertising constantly regardless of where the page is.
Brave relied on Tor, EasyList / EasyPrivacy, Disconnect, and uBlock Origin / uMatrix projects to protect the privacy of Brave users.
Prive Browser contributes to the web privacy community in several ways, including by developing privacy tools for users and developers, sharing research on web privacy and advocating privacy in web standards by funding and supporting the growth and maintenance of filter lists, adblocking, and tracking.
Brave uses many filter lists, some of which have been developed through online communities (EasyList and EasyPrivacy), and some are created by other privacy activists. These lists help prevent sites from sharing your information with advertisers and followers and thus make the site load faster.
How to use Brave browser
On the first page that appears when you launch the browser, Brive will ask if you want to import your bookmarks and settings from another browser, click the Import button, choose the other browser, select the settings you want to import as in the first image and click the Import button.
Click the Welcome To Brave tab to return to the Welcome Tour, and on the next page, you can change your default search engine (click the Settings button to do this).
On the next page, you can change the color theme for Brave, to activate it, click the button to choose the theme you want, you can switch between light and dark theme or download a full theme from the Chrome Web Store.
On the next page in the welcome tour, Brave explains that you can adjust the level of protection against unwanted ads and tracking devices, which we will do separately.
Now, open a new tab in the Brave browser and browse a variety of different sites, then return to the Brave home page and note that the page provides statistics on your browsing.
The first number tells you the number of ad bots that Brave blocked in your current session, the second number shows the total number of ads that were blocked, the third number tells you how often Brave upgraded your website connection from HTTP to the most secure HTTPS, and the fourth number It tells you when upload pages were saved without ads.
Now, click the hamburger icon at the top right. One way to protect your privacy in Brave and other browsers is to open a private or hidden page, which prevents cookies, browsing history, search history, and other content from being saved. Brave offers two options here: New and new special window with Tor.
Next, you can view your Brave privacy and security settings, by clicking on the hamburger icon and choosing Settings, and scrolling down the Settings page to the Brave Shields Defaults section. The default settings provide the optimum level of privacy and security, so you should leave them alone. You do not experience a problem with certain Web sites that are not working.
Under Ad Control, you can block ads or allow ads and tracking. You can block third-party cookies, block all cookies, or allow all cookies, and you can turn off HTTPS Everywhere if necessary.
Scroll down, and then click the Advanced link. Under Privacy and Security, there are several individual settings that you can view and modify. You can enable or disable Safe Browsing, send non-tracking requests to websites, and clear cookies and other data.
To learn more about the Brave browser, you can share ideas and information with other users, check out the Brave community.