Brave Privacy Browser Partners With Wayback Machine to Reveal Lost Internet Pages


The issue of data privacy in today’s internet linked world is a hot discussion amongst regulators and stakeholders who carea about browsers protecting their information. A recent study done by Dr. Douglas Keith, the computer systems chair at Dublin’s Trinity College, has revealed that Brave is the currently most private browser in use today.

Brave ranked better than any other popular browser, although Google and Safari followed closely. According to the study, Brave does not share personally identifiable information making it the only browser with this level of privacy. The study details;

“Used ‘out of the box’ with its default settings Brave is by far the most private of the browsers studied. We did not find any use of identifiers allowing tracking of IP address over time, and no sharing of the details of web pages visited with backend servers.”

On the other hand, both Safari and Google have identifiers that are consistent with browser restarts. However, re-installing these two browsers  eliminates existing identifiers that may have already been exposing some personal data. Yandex and Edge are at the bottom of the list, even reinstalling the browsers will not eliminate these identifiers.

Brave’s New Feature to Access Internet Archived Pages

Brave’s ambition to fulfill user experiences has pushed the browser to partner with Wayback Machine to solve a large number of 404 errors which displays the ever frustrating phrase: ‘page not found’. The new alliance between Brave and the ‘Internet Archive’ will allow its browser users to check for saved versions of missing internet pages on Wayback Machine.

For efficiency, the Brave privacy browser will not only check the 404 error but 14 other HTTP error codes. Wayback Machine is confident that a significant number of pages will be found given its archive hosts over 400 billion and 900 billion Web pages and URL’s respectively.

As of press date, the Wayback machine support can only be accessed by desktop users operating within the brave browser. However, with other players, Google and Safari leading the pack can also find these functionalities within their browser extensions.

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