Wikipedia Co-founder and actual Everipedia chief information officer Larry Sanger has shown his support to the Brave browser and the Basic Attention Token (BAT) project.
The web project developer published a post, titled “The two problems of computer technology“, on his own site, a post that talks about his worries about web security and the expanding monopolization of the internet by a couple of companies.
Sanger, who is additionally the Chief Information Office for Everipedia, a sort of Wikipedia built on the blockchain, comes to the heart of the matter about how the services that we are offered like social media, search engines etc… are given to the user for free. If we think twice are those really for free?
The drawback of these free services is that we exchange information, and this let most of us gave them loads of data which is a serious threat to our privacy.
Larry Sanger goes on saying:
” The threat to our privacy undermines some basic principles of the decentralized Internet that blossomed in the 90s and boomed in the 00s. The Establishment has taken over what was once a centerless, mostly privacy-respecting phenomenon of civil society, transforming it into something centralized, invasive, risky, and controlling. What was once the technology of personal autonomy has enabled—as never before—cybercrime, collectivization, mob rule, and censorship.”
He at that point offers an arrangement for how to assume responsibility for one’s digital life, and practically every last bit of it is coordinated towards constraining how much impact Google and its items have on our life. In spite of the fact that Sanger picks Firefox over Google, he shows his support to the Brave browser.
The Brave program has been doing actually well in the previous year and in the actual one. The number of confirmed publishers has grown. The project was featured in many important media like The Guardian and The Washington Post.
Brave has also launched its Brave Ads program and has hit already 20 million downloads only on Android.
Recently Brave browser enabled on the developer mode the possibility to earn BAT tokens while browsing internet.
While Chrome the Google browser still is the most used, Brave with the Basic Attention Token rewards program is in a good path and is growing rapidly.