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@taoeffect Did you try to communicate with her to get a screencap of the forged DM?

@fabricedesre Il me d├ęteste. "SJW" n'est pas une description injuste.

@fabricedesre Mozilla has had "real SV corp" envy, even though the non-profit parent and comp limitations mean they can't compete. Marketing-heavy exec team is overpaid compared to what they could get elsewhere. As you noted, chickening out on shipping tracking protection in 2014 signaled which who is in charge of whom.

Another test: ask yourself whether I could have done Brave at Mozilla.

Glassdoor now has 28% CEO approval rating. Verizon search revshare cram-down in effect, I hear.

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Does anyone else judge the difficulty of a problem by how many tabs you close once you've solved it?

Y'know, like Sherlock Holmes' "Three pipe problem" - "This was a six tab problem" or the like.

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People who love Apple for its privacy-protecting ways should really try setting up an iPad from scratch these days. I think I basically had to give it a sample of my mum's blood before it was usable.

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If you're not familiar with POC||GTFO you're in for a treat - alchemistowl.org/pocorgtfo/ is where you can find it.

Also note: most of the editions have...easter eggs. Like, one of them, when passed to a ruby interpreter, is a webserver that serves itself.

@acw what is it using for its anti-phishing/maleware-hosting list?

@acw do you mean browser exploits or making browsers or ...?

@sil On the tracker: it's some secure.gaug.es/track.js wordpress thing -- team had a hard time getting rid of it, should be easy now.

We're working to integrate BAT wallets alongside Bitcoin ones (to replace bitcoin when fully equiv) and will grant users tokens when they opt into the BAT platform. Stay tuned, working on this full time. Hiring, too!

@shellkr @sil basicattentiontoken.org/. Not looking to do content distribution since that isn't main funding mechanism of so-called "free web". In time much is possible, but scope creep remains the enemy ;-).

@sil Forgot to commend our white paper available under basicattentiontoken.org/ -- we're building out the platform now.

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@BryanLunduke @sil It's a token with utility, no one controls. See stats.brave.com/dashboard#dail -- the big light blue slice is the user growth pool, 300M tokens, to be given as initial grants to users adopting the model.

The dark grey (0x67fa...) slice is the BAT development pool 180-day lockup smart contract address.

Remonetizing users was my number one motivation for doing a token. I've studied alt-money theories for years; was inspired by Social Credit.

@BryanLunduke @sil It's a token with utility, no one controls. See stats.brave.com/dashboard#dail -- the big light blue slice is the user growth pool, 300M tokens, to be given as initial grants to users adopting the model.

The dark grey (0x67fa...) slice is the BAT development pool 180-day lockup smart contract address.

Remonetizing users was my number one motivation for doing a token. I've studied alt-money theories for years; was inspired by Social Credit.

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@shellkr @sil Blockchain is good for low-trust/most-decentralized protocols. Anything to do with atomic user data must stay on device, and aggregating with diff-privacy is tricky.

So we're building opt-in-only, private ad matching (browser downloads list ad URLS + metadata per URL, local M/L matches) for ad placement in user-private slots. To confirm ads, we're extending the ZKP anonize.org-based ledger system I mentioned a minute ago.

We want ZKP-on-blockchain when feasible; not yet.

@shellkr @sil Blockchain is good for low-trust/most-decentralized protocols. Anything to do with atomic user data must stay on device, and aggregating with diff-privacy is tricky.

So we're building opt-in-only, private ad matching (browser downloads list ad URLS + metadata per URL, local M/L matches) for ad placement in user-private slots. To confirm ads, we're extending the ZKP anonize.org-based ledger system I mentioned a minute ago.

We want ZKP-on-blockchain when feasible; not yet.

@sil We use ZKP (second gen based on anonize.org) to an open source server; will work to evolve along with ZKP on blockchain as we can with Zooko advisiing. This is a multiyear mission. We don't see your data in clear at all on our servers. @bcrypt et al. implemented sync with client encryption; opt-in donations go in separate ZKP "votes" over VPN so can't be grouped to form a fingerprint. (Cf. blendle, flattrplus, &c who not only see your donor activity but can sell it per their terms of use).