Brave, the privacy-centric decentralized web browser, is now available on Tor, a popular browser used to access the dark web. This association would allow people to access Brave pages via the dark web.
While the dark web is popularly known as a place used for procuring illegal items, bitcoin also gained its early traction on the dark web, when it was commonly used as a mode of payment. The decision by the team at Brave to make its web browser available and accessible via the dark web seems to be concentrated towards the privacy aspect associated with Tor.
Tor and the dark web is not just a place to purchase drugs or hire an assassin as today’s pop culture portrays it in most of the movies; It is instead used more commonly than many would believe, and often by the likes of activists, researchers, and journalists for their research work. Brave’s official announcement said,
“Our Private Window with Tor helps protect Brave users from ISPs (Internet Service Providers), guest Wi-Fi providers, and visited sites that may be watching their Internet connection or even tracking and collecting IP addresses, a device’s Internet identifier.”
This integration would allow Tor users to access Brave with an extension ‘.onion’ instead of ‘.com.’
A user would be required first to mine the Tor browser’s address and create a private key. After the creation of the address, a brave enterprise toolkit would enable users to proxy traffic to regulate domains.
Are you a Brave Browser user? What are your thoughts of it opening on Tor?