Brave, the browser of the former Mozilla CEO wants to offer the greatest privacy by integrating the Tor network

At the beginning of 2016, a new proposal appeared in the browser market. His name was Brave and behind it is a well-known character, Brendan Eich, one of the creators of JavaScript and also ex-CEO of Mozilla.

The initial idea of ​​Brave was to be a browser that loads the webs faster blocking ads and then more controversially replacing them with their own. Brave has not made much noise since then, but what they plan now may be reason enough for some to dare to try it: the incorporation of Tor’s identity protection technologies into the browser.

Brave promises to accelerate the loading of pages by blocking advertisements so that users can avoid malware and crawlers, and then act as an intermediary between advertisers and people to control the type of ads that are received. They also have a private browsing option that leaves no traces on your computer about what has been visited, like most modern browsers.

A simpler way to get protection from the Tor network

Brave wants to increase its efforts in the area of ​​privacy, especially in view of the latest anti-fraud measures of the United States government and how ISPs are allowed to sell their users’ browsing data without asking for permission. To do so, they will use Tor within the private browsing tabs.

Unlike incognito tabs that only avoid leaving traces locally, Tor technologies mask information by randomly bouncing communications through a series of intermediary servers. That is, Tor makes it difficult or almost impossible for your ISP or the government itself to track what you do.

The Brave team plans with this to offer a simple way to use the Tor network directly in a tab of your browser, without having to configure great things and complicate your life.

The project is not finished, but you can see the progress from your GitHub page. There you will find that Brave is considering adding other improvements, such as blocking all unencrypted connections (HTTP), disabling Javascript, activating anti-fingerprinting protection and more.

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