In Times Of Uncertainty Let’s Choose Brave! The Browser That Revolutionised My Life + Protects You From Nefarious Cyber Crime + DataShare

Brave Browser

During this pandemic, many people have been victims of scams, phishing, hacks and other nebulous activities. In order to protect myself and to get around issues with buffering on video, I have switched from Chrome to Brave this past month and I have to say it has revolutionised the way I engage with the internet.

I found out about it listening to the infamous Tim Ferris and his podcast. If Tim recommends something I find it’s always worth checking out but this recommendation I think has to be as good as Four Sigmatic!

Brave Browser is a free and open-source browser from Brave Software Inc. released in 2016 and built on top of the Chromium web browser that Google’s own Chrome is based on. Brave was co-founded by the creator of JavaScript and co-founder of the Mozilla Project, Brendan Eich, responsible for today’s Firefox and Brian Bondy.

Brendan Eich: Founder of Brave

A free browser, Brave has five key features which I think you will fall in love especially during #lockdown:

Brave allows users to browse, display online content, run web apps and, similar to current offerings, there are all the usual plugins you’d expect from browsers like Chrome and it will remember site authentication information. The interface is intuitive and clutter-free. Brave will never collect, store, or sell any of your personal data as your data is considered your own personal property as detailed in Brave’s terms of service.

Brave can be considered far safer than Chrome and Firefox. Not only does is block ads by default, but also trackers and blocking scripts. Brave does everything it can to shield your PC, Laptop or mobile phone against malware & other malicious scripts. What I loved about it was all of these features are automatically switched on and enabled as soon as you install the browser. For people who don’t like messing about with settings etc it’s a godsend! This means that there is no reason to edit anything if your chief concern is security.

You’ll also find clickable shortcuts to your most visited pages, the current time, photos, and a tracker for your Brave Rewards.

So go on! Give it a whirl. See if your streaming, downloads and general browsing is enhanced in this Brave new world by downloading and installing Brave. As always I love to hear your thoughts, comments and experiences. Have you been brave enough to swap browsers? Which one do you use and why?

Executive Director, Former @Google EMEA, @NuanceEnt and @AVGFree