A brief overview of the browsers available leads to a rather alarming  observation : the majority of them transmit(s) and provide(s) their users’ personal data to third parties. In addition, the market is locked  up by players who limit the opportunities for young sailors to gain a foothold with the general public. That’s why Brendan Eich, a Web pioneer, inventor of JavaScript and co-founder of the Mozilla Foundation, decided to tackle the problem by creating Brave.

Brave is a browser that protects the privacy of its users by automatically  blocking “invasive” ads and trackers that follow users during their  searches. The link between Brave and Qwant, the  search engine that respects the privacy of its users by not collecting  personal data, was therefore a natural one. In this way, Qwant and Brave participate in the creation and promotion of a more ethical web, respectful of its users and the choices that must be offered to  them.

There are 5 reasons (at least!) why you should switch to Brave + Qwant.

1. A Faster navigation

With  Brave, we share a strong conviction: the user should not be considered  as a product when surfing the Web. To prevent the massive sale of  personal data, the Brave browser blocks advertisements, trackers and  cookies by default. This makes the pages that the user visits much  faster to load and makes Brave the fastest browser on the market,  whether on mobile or computer.

Also  note the blocking of browsing analysis scripts, which can slow down the  loading time of a page, and the native integration of HTTPS Everywhere.  Brave redirects to the safest pages to ensure safe browsing.

2. Save time, money and reduce your carbon footprint

With  a browser that blocks tracers and malicious scripts, you will save  time. Much more than you can imagine. To prove it, Brave provides  statistics in its dashboard on the number of trackers and cookies  blocked, ads blocked, sites spent in HTTPS and time saved in minutes.

Given  the time spent every day surfing the web, the time saved can quickly  become considerable, as illustrated by this example provided by Brave.

This  saving of time and attention is also a financial saving. Indeed,  advertising consumes data without your knowledge. In this graph, Brave  illustrates the possible economy by using his mobile application.

Tracking  and intrusive advertising require computing capabilities that undermine  the autonomy of smartphones, requiring them to be recharged more often  and therefore consume more electricity. Same with the bandwidth saved.

3. A truly private experience

«  I use private browsing, my privacy is protected ». Many Internet users  think so, but unfortunately this is not true. In a video made with Hugo Decrypte and Micode, the two youtubeurs explained the problem well.

In  addition to cookies, websites collect a lot of data about the people  who visit their sites. The main data collected are the IP address,  machine, and browser configuration. These elements provide a digital signature that will allow the user to be traced even through private browsing. But Brave has  anticipated this and allows you to erase your digital footprint with the integration of Tor in its private tabs.

4. The search engine that respects you

Using  a browser that protects your privacy with a search engine that does not do so would not make sense. By using Qwant with Brave, you choose the first search engine that protects the freedoms and privacy of its users and ensures the preservation of the digital ecosystem. We do not use any cookies or other advertising tracers to create your profile for  commercial purposes. This means that you can use Qwant with confidence, we will never try to establish your psychological or commercial profile  to sell it to third parties, here or elsewhere. What you are looking for with Qwant is exclusively your private life.

Because  we never try to find out who you are, we do not try to present you with results that support your opinions. Qwant presents the reality of a complex world, with diverse opinions, which makes it rich and  interesting thanks to the neutrality of the results.

In addition, your requests are anonymized by being dissociated from the IP address used, in accordance with the recommendations of the CNIL. Qwant has the advantage of being a European company with its own infrastructure, unlike American search engines, and this is how Qwant escapes American legislation, which reserves the right to retrieve information on users.

5. Giving back to creators

Brave users who activate Brave Payments can choose to automatically and anonymously support the sites they frequent most. Helping to fund the content you love — even when you block ads — is a great feeling and helps contribute to a better Web.

Brave users simply choose a contribution amount that works for them — from a few dollars or euros a month on up, to be divided among favorite sites and content creators. Brave then automatically distributes your contributions based on how much time you spend on sites. Or, you can choose to control exactly which sites receive what percentage of your  contributions with the “pinning” option. All of this is done while keeping your browsing history private. Your funds are made available to  site owners through an anonymous ledger system, so you can’t be identified based on the sites you visit and support — even by Brave servers.

Over 21,000 publishers and content creators have already registered to receive Brave Payments — including Qwant. These contributions are optional — browsing the web with Brave is always free, and Brave even gives its users monthly token grants to get them started with rewarding great content.

So take the Brave-Qwant challenge: #BeBraveChooseQwant! You will discover a novel approach to browsing and searching that does not  compromise your privacy and your data, and join others who expect a more sustainable Web that respects its users and offers them the privacy by default they demand.

You can download Brave from brave.com and its mobile application on Android and iOS