Tagged: browser

Brave browser previews ad-replacement feature in latest Dev build

In the first stage of the rollout, ads won’t be shown within pages, as virtually all are normally, but at full-page size in a private tab opened only after the browser displays a notification and the user explicitly accepts and opens the ad. Later in the year – Brave wasn’t specific – in-page ads will appear from publishers that have verified their identity with Brave Software. Read More: www.computerworld.com

Ad-blocking Brave browser starts testing its own ads

Brave, a browser that blocks conventional online ads and strips privacy-invading trackers off the web, has begun testing its own technology for supplying advertisements. Source: https://www.cnet.com/news/ad-blocking-brave-browser-starts-testing-its-own-ads/

How to Browse GDPR-Compliant Websites Faster

Use Opera: Even though I just warned about free VPNs, it’s worth noting that the Opera web browser comes with a built-in, free VPN that makes it incredibly easy to switch to a European server if you just want to quickly scan your favorite news sites a lot faster. Source: https://lifehacker.com/to-make-websites-load-faster-browse-the-web-like-a-eur-1826571274/amp

Thousands of major sites are taking silent anti-ad-blocking measures

Sites can simply record this for their own purposes or redeploy ads in such a way that the detected ad blocker won’t catch. In addition to detecting these new and increasingly common measures being taken by advertisers, the researchers suggest some ways that current ad blockers may be able to continue functioning as intended. One way involves dynamically rewriting the JavaScript code that checks for a blocker, forcing it to think there is no blocker. Source: https://techcrunch.com/2017/12/27/thousands-of-major-sites-are-taking-silent-anti-ad-blocking-measures/