- The Brave Browser places particularly high value on data protection.
Users can voluntarily opt for advertising and are rewarded with Basic Attention Token (BAT).
- With Brave Together, video telephony is integrated.
Brave extends its range of functions and integrates a service for video telephony. The browser popular in the crypto scene recently integrated a widget that allows users to link their own Binance account and trade from within the browser.
The new service is called Brave Together and will initially offer unlimited video telephony for all Brave users in North America. It is therefore a regionally limited and very early trial version.
Jitsi as a basis
Brave Together uses Jitsi as the basis for its own integration. This is an open source and encrypted chat software. A separate account is not necessary, users only need the Brave Browser.
Other services that offer video telephony often have to struggle with security breaches, data leaks and weak privacy policies. With Brave Together, we want to change that, just like we started out to fill the various gaps of other browsers.
Brave enables its users to fully decide about their own privacy on the Internet. If the user agrees, his data will only be transmitted anonymously. At the same time Brave Shields blocks advertising.
Data protectors warn against zoom
The corona pandemic has shifted the centre of people’s lives. As a result, services that offer video telephony are extremely popular. While many users rely on Skype in the private field, zoom is used in the business world.
In an interview with Handelsblatt, the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection, Ulrich Kelber, warned against Zoom. Kelber particularly criticized the lack of end-to-end encryption, which should actually be the minimum standard for such an app.
As a result, he advised against using Zoom if personal data is involved. It should be clear that this data is now always at stake as soon as a security gap is discovered.