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having trouble joining nexrtdoor.com

Jim Rawls
 

Hi all, I am running jaws 18 and windows ten. I am trying to join nexgtdoor.com and it has a captcha thing. How do I get past that? Jim


Re: FCC approves $3.2 billion internet discount.

enes sarıbaş
 

I hope they don't spend the billions of dollars building fiber to areas that already have fiber, or building out any form of DSL or copper based internet service.

On 3/1/2021 4:36 PM, Janet wrote:
Hello Everyone,

I just came across this article as I was reading, and I thought some might be interested in reading what I copied and pasted below.

FCC approves $3.2 billion internet discount program

called the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program to help offset the price of staying connected.

Margaret Harding McGill
Illustration of a computer mouse with a knotted cord shaped like a dollar sign

Low-income Americans will soon be able to receive a $50 discount on their monthly internet service bills after the Federal Communications Commission on
Thursday unanimously approved plans to establish a $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit Program during the pandemic.
Why it matters: Internet service is more critical than ever during the coronavirus pandemic, but it still remains out of reach for millions of Americans.
What's next: The FCC said it intends to open the program to eligible households within 60 days as broadband providers sign up. Individuals will receive
the funds as a discount on their monthly bill.

https://www.axios.com/fcc-approves-32-billion-internet-discount-program-b3fb8b4e-3e9d-4805-89c6-da91867ecef0.html?tm_term=

Go deeper:
Pandemic puts money, political muscle behind broadband
article
Feb 22, 2021 -
Technology
Pandemic puts money, political muscle behind broadband
Axios
Kim Hart,
Margaret Harding McGill
Illustration of a suited hand holding out a lot of ethernet cables.
Now that the pandemic has made it clear just how essential it is to be connected to high-speed internet, lawmakers are finally putting billions of dollars
into funding government programs to expand access to it.
Why it matters: The big lesson from the pandemic is that broadband service is no longer a nice-to-have amenity - it's critical for virtual school, remote
work and telemedicine. Yet around 14.5 million Americans still lack access to it, according to the FCC. (Many advocates believe that figure undercounts
the number of people still not connected.)
Driving the news: Federal and local officials in both parties are taking ambitious steps.
list of 3 items
Congress set aside
$7 billion in fundin
g for broadband in the December COVID-19 relief package, including a $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit program that will provide up to $50 a month
off internet bills and a one-time $100 discount for a laptop or other device for low-income families.
The House Energy & Commerce Committee earlier this month advanced $7.6 billion in funding to
expand internet connectivity
for students and teachers without access as part of its COVID-19 relief budget reconciliation legislation.
Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel this week launched a broadband task force to improve the agency's data collection and mapping tools, which have
long been criticized for under-reporting the access gaps.
list end
What's happening: Urgency has also increased at the state level: 34 states enacted legislation or resolutions related to broadband development in 2020,
per the
National Conference of State Legislatures.
Action is already underway this year; for example:
list of 3 items
In Nebraska, 11 bills have been introduced so far to expand broadband access and Gov. Pete Rickets has for the first time earmarked state general funds
to address it, per the
Omaha World-Herald.
In Texas, Republican state senators have proposed a creating a Broadband Development Program, establishing a map of where improvements are needed and creating
a statewide broadband plan within a year, per the
Houston Chronicle.
Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine's budget proposal for $210 million toward increasing broadband access has bipartisan support and was fast-tracked by the
legislature last week, the
AP reports.
list end
The big picture: Such steps to close the digital divide are long overdue, but previous proposals were typically hobbled by partisan bickering or overshadowed
by sexier tech-related issues.
Now, though, the stark need for better and more affordable access has finally summoned political will from both parties.
"People are finally serious not just about talking, but spending," said Matt Wood, vice president of policy and general counsel at Free Press. "This is
something that's essential and everybody needs it and not everybody can afford it right now."
Another factor is pushing high-speed internet access to the top of the priority list: The sudden potential for smaller towns to attract new residents who
are fleeing big, expensive cities.
People can't work remotely with slow and spotty internet service.
The increased reliance on smart phones, wireless devices and - eventually - 5G services is only possible if fiber networks in the ground keep expanding
to handle the extra traffic.
Yes, but: Plenty of hurdles remain. For example, the FCC is tasked with getting the federal $50 broadband benefit program up and running, but it hasn't
yet figured out what to do if the money runs out and customers suddenly face "bill shock."
"I also want to think about if there are opportunities for helping those people to stay in that service even after the program might end," said Rosenworcel.

Partisan differences are also emerging. Michigan Republican Tim Walberg
offered an amendment
to the proposed $7.6 billion fund for expanding student and teacher broadband access that would condition the funding on schools providing in-person instruction
(the amendment was rejected).
More broadly, House Republicans have focused on broadband deployment proposals
in 28 bills,
including deregulatory measures such as imposing deadlines on cities to act on permitting requests or limiting environmental reviews.
A
bill
from Rep. Billy Long (R-Missouri) would curb cities from building their own broadband networks.
Our thought bubble: Urgent proposals today don't necessarily translate to tangible results in five years.
This may be low-hanging fruit for lawmakers who are hearing from people in their districts about the need for better, affordable internet service.
But the key to sustainable broadband expansion projects is long-term planning and a strategic bipartisan commitment that outlasts political term cycles
something Congress and state legislatures don't have a strong record of doing.

https://www.axios.com/pandemic-internet-access-49e88227-de21-411e-b5cc-d7be631d7d7c.html

article end

Peace Be With You.





Re: Shutting down Windows 10 machine with Jaws

Aakash Mishra
 

Hello please try to this steps simply go to the desktop and press alt f4 otherwise go to the desktop and press fn + alt + f4


Re: filter these messages: control plus shift plus k message in thunderbird

Troy Burnham
 

Thanks Adam that worked. I don't think what I had done to fix it before was that easy but as long as it works...


Troy


On 3/6/2021 4:23 AM, adam morris wrote:
Hi Troy,
unless I've missunderstood you when you're in the box where it talks about filter these messages just press escape and it goes away.
You may need to do this for each mail box you have.


On 4/03/2021 13:18, Troy Burnham wrote:
Hi all,


When tabbing into my thunderbird folders, between the folder list and the folder itself there's an area that says filter these messages: control plus shift plus k. How do I keep that from showing? I've done it before and I think it's in the menus somewhere but I can't find it.


Thanks.


Troy








-- 

Adam Morris
Mobile: 0414 431105
Email, iMessage & FaceTime 
adam@...


Re: filter these messages: control plus shift plus k message in thunderbird

adam morris
 

Hi Troy,
unless I've missunderstood you when you're in the box where it talks about filter these messages just press escape and it goes away.
You may need to do this for each mail box you have.


On 4/03/2021 13:18, Troy Burnham wrote:
Hi all,


When tabbing into my thunderbird folders, between the folder list and the folder itself there's an area that says filter these messages: control plus shift plus k. How do I keep that from showing? I've done it before and I think it's in the menus somewhere but I can't find it.


Thanks.


Troy








-- 

Adam Morris
Mobile: 0414 431105
Email, iMessage & FaceTime 
adam@...


Smart Audiobook Player Clipping on BrailleNote Touch Plus

Debbie April Yuille
 

Hi All

 

Has anyone else had the issue of audiobooks clipping on the BrailleNote Touch Plus? If so, what other audiobook software do you use?

 

Thanks

Debbie


Re: Acrobat Reader DC

Allen West
 

I appologize for the late response. I received the answer from a
co-worker. I got so busy, I haven't had an opportunity to try it yet.
Here are the instructions I received.
In the conttrol panel, go to default apps and enter on the link,
choose default apps. Tab to Acrobat Reader DC and hit the spacebafr to
make it the default.
I will try it in the morning. I have been working for a little over
twelve hours today and don't trust my judgment at this point.

Allen

On 3/5/21, Allen West via groups.io <alwest0324=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
I found how to make Acrobat Reader DC the defauolt.


On 3/5/21, Allen West via groups.io <alwest0324=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi,

I have always been able to make Acrobat Reader DC the default for
opening PDF's. In the past week, I have tried to make this change on
two computers. The default is MS Edge. Has something changed?
I'm trying to help two friends. If you know, please let me know.

Thanks

Alllen










Re: alexa for pc

Bharat
 

Hi Marvin,

You may get it from the Microsoft store.

Thank you,
Bharat.

On March 6, 2021 6:28:13 AM "Marvin Hunkin" <startrektech@...> wrote:

Hi. Where do I get the alexa for pc app from. And the get button is the download button for Microsoft store.

Thanks.



cortana

Marvin Hunkin
 

Hi. Well cortana is working for me again. Downloaded the latest version from the Microsoft store. And then was able to hear my local weather info in farengieight, not Celsius. Then reached out to disability answer desk. Then reset the weather app. And then made sure it was set to Celsius.

Got jaws 2021 latest update. Windows 10 pro 64 bit 20 h 2. Very weird.

Marvin.


alexa for pc

Marvin Hunkin
 

Hi. Where do I get the alexa for pc app from. And the get button is the download button for Microsoft store.

Thanks.


How can I acces NFB Newsline?

Fernando Apan
 

Hi all.

I hope you are all well and staying sabe.

I would like to acces the NFB newsline, but don’t know if it’s only for US citysence or for anyone interested. If you can give me farther information on this I’ll deeply appreciate it.

Thanks a lot.

 

Fernando Apan.


language pack question

Madison Martin
 

Hi all,
I was able to install the language pack for Canadian English, but my dictionary
language sometimes still shows up as US English even though I've changed it to
Canadian English so many times it's not even funny. If I remove the US English
language pack will this solve the problem, and how do I remove a language pack?
I went into options, but couldn't find anything and I couldn't get a context
menu either. I'm running the latest build of Windows 10 and Jaws. Thanks for any
help!!!
Madison


Re: Brave Browser Is Taking On Google!

Gene
 

One statement is very interesting in terms of the accessibility of the browser. By it self, it means nothing in terms of accessibility, but it raises the question of how these results will be displayed and if they will be accessible.
6. It's Fast : Brave Search connects to the browser and offers instant results as you type.

Is there also a results page that comes up or are these suggestions in a list a screen-reader can move through?

I don't have much opinion about this search engine. I do have questions. Both Duck Duck Go and Start Page say you aren't tracked. Smart Page uses Google results but says it doesn't track you. I don't know what Duck Duck Go uses. Since Google is generally agreed to have the best results, that's my impression, can this new browser really compete? Does it have the resources that Google has to produce an equivalent search engine in terms of results?

I very much like the fact that the browser won't tailor results. That just helps insulate people in their own selflimiting world. But does Start page do any such tailoring or Duck Duck Go? Is this an advantage of the proposed new browser or are they just saying this is one thing it does?

I like the Brave Browser and I use it. I like the reason it exists, it does more than just not track you and give good protection against others tracking you. I won't go into it here, but what makes it really different is how it handles advertising. But is this search engine really beneficial and necessary?

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2021 9:05 AM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io'
Subject: [TechTalk] Brave Browser Is Taking On Google!

Good Morning Everyone,

Just thought some might be interested in reading about what I copied and pasted below. I think this is wonderful news, in which I definitely welcome. I myself have signed up and am currently on the waiting list!


Janet


Brave Is Launching a Privacy-Focused Search Engine to Compete With Google
ANDREW HEINZMAN
MAR 4, 2021, 11:27 AM EST | 1 min read
The Brave logo with some art assets related to its search engine.
Brave
secured your web activity, and now it wants to secure your search results. The underdog browser, which grew to over
26 million
users last year, is gearing up to launch
Brave Search,
a "
private
alternative to Google Search" without any trackers or "algorithmic bias." Brave Search will take on the big dogs, including
DuckDuckGo,
the most popular private search engine.
Of course, Brave isn't building its search engine from scratch-the company will instead base Brave Search on
Tailcat,
a privacy-focused search engine from the crew
at Cliqz
a now-bankrupt fork of Mozilla's European division. Brave aquired the Tailcat search engine in March 2021 and
suggests
that it's a suitable foundation for Brave Search thanks to its privacy-focused code.
Unsurprisingly, the Brave blog post announcing Brave Search includes a list of tenets. You can read the full manifesto on
Brave's blog,
or skim this quick summary:
list of 7 items
1. Privacy : Brave Search doesn't track users.
2. User-First : Brave Search focuses on users, not advertisers.
3. Ad-Free Option : Users can pay for ad-free search results.
4. Anonymized Crawling : Big tech companies spend billions to "crawl" websites and generate search results. Brave Search relies on anonymous community
contributions instead.
5. Anti-Bias : Brave Search doesn't use algorithms to create biased search results or censor websites.
6. It's Fast : Brave Search connects to the browser and offers instant results as you type.
7. Open Engine : Anyone can use Brave Search to develop their own search engine.
It's worth mentioning that Brave Search does use algorithms, but it provides filters (or "
Goggles
") to let you modify how the algorithm ranks content. These filters could provide additional transparency for Brave Search, or help early-adopters refine
their search results on the fly.
Want to try Brave Search? Brave hasn't clarified when its search engine will go live, but you can sign up for the
waitlist
today for early access. You could also try
DuckDuckGo,
another privacy-oriented search engine.
WAITLIST
Brave Search
Want to be first in line for the privacy-focused Brave Search? Plug your email address into the waitlist today!
Source:
Brave
via
Tech Crunch
article end

https://www.reviewgeek.com/72822/brave-is-launching-a-privacy-focused-search-engine-to-compete-with-google/



Peace Be With You.


Re: Brave Browser Is Taking On Google!

Gene
 

Brave is more secure than Chrome, as is Firefox and Microsoft Edge. Chrome has an interest in not making as secure a browser. Collecting information on people is a very important way Google makes money. That isn't to say that Chrome is bad on security but it certainly isn't as good. And Chrome users can use add-ons that give very good protection. I suspect as good as Brave or Edge, but by itself, it isn't as good.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2021 10:08 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Brave Browser Is Taking On Google!



HI Heather,

Oh no I think Brave is more than just a smooth down version of Chrome. I am a real fan girl of Brave, as I think Brave is absolutely wonderful, and I like the security Brave provides, as well as accessibility for a screen reader such as myself. Although, I do know Brave is Chrome based, I still think for me, Brave is maybe just a little more secure than Chrome. Don’t get me wrong though, I do think Chrome is a good browser as well. All this is just my personal opinion, as this is what works for me.





Janet







From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2021 9:20 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Brave Browser Is Taking On Google!





I thought brave is just a slim down version of google chrome. Is it not? Heather



Sent from Mail for Windows 10





From: Janet
Sent: Friday, March 5, 2021 9:05 AM
To: mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Brave Browser Is Taking On Google!





Good Morning Everyone,



Just thought some might be interested in reading about what I copied and pasted below. I think this is wonderful news, in which I definitely welcome. I myself have signed up and am currently on the waiting list!





Janet





Brave Is Launching a Privacy-Focused Search Engine to Compete With Google

ANDREW HEINZMAN

MAR 4, 2021, 11:27 AM EST | 1 min read

The Brave logo with some art assets related to its search engine.

Brave

secured your web activity, and now it wants to secure your search results. The underdog browser, which grew to over

26 million

users last year, is gearing up to launch

Brave Search,

a "

private

alternative to Google Search" without any trackers or "algorithmic bias." Brave Search will take on the big dogs, including

DuckDuckGo,

the most popular private search engine.

Of course, Brave isn't building its search engine from scratch-the company will instead base Brave Search on

Tailcat,

a privacy-focused search engine from the crew

at Cliqz

a now-bankrupt fork of Mozilla's European division. Brave aquired the Tailcat search engine in March 2021 and

suggests

that it's a suitable foundation for Brave Search thanks to its privacy-focused code.

Unsurprisingly, the Brave blog post announcing Brave Search includes a list of tenets. You can read the full manifesto on

Brave's blog,

or skim this quick summary:

list of 7 items

1. Privacy : Brave Search doesn't track users.

2. User-First : Brave Search focuses on users, not advertisers.

3. Ad-Free Option : Users can pay for ad-free search results.

4. Anonymized Crawling : Big tech companies spend billions to "crawl" websites and generate search results. Brave Search relies on anonymous community

contributions instead.

5. Anti-Bias : Brave Search doesn't use algorithms to create biased search results or censor websites.

6. It's Fast : Brave Search connects to the browser and offers instant results as you type.

7. Open Engine : Anyone can use Brave Search to develop their own search engine.

It's worth mentioning that Brave Search does use algorithms, but it provides filters (or "

Goggles

") to let you modify how the algorithm ranks content. These filters could provide additional transparency for Brave Search, or help early-adopters refine

their search results on the fly.

Want to try Brave Search? Brave hasn't clarified when its search engine will go live, but you can sign up for the

waitlist

today for early access. You could also try

DuckDuckGo,

another privacy-oriented search engine.

WAITLIST

Brave Search

Want to be first in line for the privacy-focused Brave Search? Plug your email address into the waitlist today!

Source:

Brave

via

Tech Crunch

article end



https://www.reviewgeek.com/72822/brave-is-launching-a-privacy-focused-search-engine-to-compete-with-google/





Peace Be With You.


Re: Brave Browser Is Taking On Google!

Gene
 

Buy what, the search engine or the browser. Either way, you have no basis for the assumption. Is it possible, of course, its possible, but given the attitudes of the founders of the organization that produces the Brave browser, this is very unlikely.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Hudson
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2021 11:31 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Brave Browser Is Taking On Google!

Google or bBing will just buy it up and make it disappear. I wouldn't get too excited.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Janet" <janet.harvard@outlook.com>
To: "'main@TechTalk.groups.io'" <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2021 15:05:04 +0000
Subject: [TechTalk] Brave Browser Is Taking On Google!

Good Morning Everyone,

Just thought some might be interested in reading about what I copied and pasted below. I think this is wonderful news, in which I definitely welcome. I myself have signed up and am currently on the waiting list!


Janet


Brave Is Launching a Privacy-Focused Search Engine to Compete With Google
ANDREW HEINZMAN
MAR 4, 2021, 11:27 AM EST | 1 min read
The Brave logo with some art assets related to its search engine.
Brave
secured your web activity, and now it wants to secure your search results. The underdog browser, which grew to over
26 million
users last year, is gearing up to launch
Brave Search,
a "
private
alternative to Google Search" without any trackers or "algorithmic bias." Brave Search will take on the big dogs, including
DuckDuckGo,
the most popular private search engine.
Of course, Brave isn't building its search engine from scratch-the company will instead base Brave Search on
Tailcat,
a privacy-focused search engine from the crew
at Cliqz
a now-bankrupt fork of Mozilla's European division. Brave aquired the Tailcat search engine in March 2021 and
suggests
that it's a suitable foundation for Brave Search thanks to its privacy-focused code.
Unsurprisingly, the Brave blog post announcing Brave Search includes a list of tenets. You can read the full manifesto on
Brave's blog,
or skim this quick summary:
list of 7 items
1. Privacy : Brave Search doesn't track users.
2. User-First : Brave Search focuses on users, not advertisers.
3. Ad-Free Option : Users can pay for ad-free search results.
4. Anonymized Crawling : Big tech companies spend billions to "crawl" websites and generate search results. Brave Search relies on anonymous community
contributions instead.
5. Anti-Bias : Brave Search doesn't use algorithms to create biased search results or censor websites.
6. It's Fast : Brave Search connects to the browser and offers instant results as you type.
7. Open Engine : Anyone can use Brave Search to develop their own search engine.
It's worth mentioning that Brave Search does use algorithms, but it provides filters (or "
Goggles
") to let you modify how the algorithm ranks content. These filters could provide additional transparency for Brave Search, or help early-adopters refine
their search results on the fly.
Want to try Brave Search? Brave hasn't clarified when its search engine will go live, but you can sign up for the
waitlist
today for early access. You could also try
DuckDuckGo,
another privacy-oriented search engine.
WAITLIST
Brave Search
Want to be first in line for the privacy-focused Brave Search? Plug your email address into the waitlist today!
Source:
Brave
via
Tech Crunch
article end

https://www.reviewgeek.com/72822/brave-is-launching-a-privacy-focused-search-engine-to-compete-with-google/



Peace Be With You.








Re: Shutting down Windows 10 machine with Jaws

Mike B.
 

Hi Tariq,
 
Try the following to put shutdown or restart shortcuts on your desktop:
 
From: John Gregory
Try the following to create a desktop shortcut to shutdown and restart:
 
1. Make sure nothing is selected then, press the applications key or shift + F10on the desktop to open the context menu;
2. Arrow down to 'New' and press the right arrow key to open the 'shortcut'
submenu and press Enter;
3. In the edit box, type (without the quotes)
'c:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /s /t 00';
4. Tab to the 'Next' button and press Enter;
5. Name the shortcut something like 'Shutdown Windows' and then tab to the
'OK' button and press Enter.
 
Now, if you press Enter on the newly created desktop icon 'Shutdown Windows'
the PC should shut down.
 
To do the same for a restart:
 
1. Right click on the desktop to open the context menu;
2. Arrow down to 'New' and press the right arrow key to open the 'shortcut'
submenu and press Enter;
3. In the edit box, type (without the quotes)
'c:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /r /t 00';
4. Tab to the 'Next' button and press Enter;
5. Name the shortcut something like 'Restart Windows' and then tab to the
'OK' button and press Enter.
 
Now, if you press Enter on the newly created desktop icon 'Restart Windows'
the PC should shut down and then restart.
 
If the above steps do not work, then I am not sure what is happening with
your machine as it really should shut down and restart when requested.
 
John.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Tariq Ali
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2021 10:47 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Shutting down Windows 10 machine with Jaws

Hello list
I used to be able to shut down my PC using Alt F4 from the desktop in Windows 7. However this shortcut no longer seems to work in my Windows 10 machine. Any advice and support would be appreciated.

Regards
Tariq


Microsoft Word

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,


Can I buy just Microsoft word without buying the whole suite of products that are in ms office, and if so where do I go to get it and is there any version of Word that works better with jaws than others?


Thanks.


Troy


Re: Alexa for PC

Fanus
 

Hello Bharat
I shall try and see what happens when I wait a while. Is the program stored in the start menu or how do you open it?
Regards
Fanus

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bharat
Sent: Friday, March 5, 2021 6:22 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Alexa for PC

Thanks for telling me Alexa exists for PC as well. I just went
ahead & got the app from the Microsoft Store. It took some time after
i clicked on Get but eventually installed & is working happily now.

Request you to try again please?

bharat.

On 3/5/21, Fanus <buys.fanus@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello list
I listened to the Echo Tips podcast where this was mentioned. I try to
download it from the Microsoft store and I get to a "get" button but then
there is a description of the software but I can not find a download
button.
Has anyone succeeded to download it?
Regards
Fanus








Re: Alexa for PC

Bharat
 

Thanks for telling me Alexa exists for PC as well. I just went
ahead & got the app from the Microsoft Store. It took some time after
i clicked on Get but eventually installed & is working happily now.

Request you to try again please?

bharat.

On 3/5/21, Fanus <buys.fanus@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello list
I listened to the Echo Tips podcast where this was mentioned. I try to
download it from the Microsoft store and I get to a "get" button but then
there is a description of the software but I can not find a download
button.
Has anyone succeeded to download it?
Regards
Fanus








Re: Brave Browser Is Taking On Google!

Janet
 

HI Heather,

Oh no I think Brave is more than just a smooth down version of Chrome.  I am a real fan girl of Brave, as I think Brave is absolutely wonderful, and I like the security Brave provides, as well as accessibility for a screen reader such as myself.  Although, I do know Brave is Chrome based, I still think for me, Brave is maybe just a little more secure than Chrome.  Don’t get me wrong though, I do think Chrome is a good browser as well.  All this is just my personal opinion, as this is what works for me. 

 

 

 Janet

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2021 9:20 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Brave Browser Is Taking On Google!

 

I thought brave is just a slim  down version of google chrome.  Is it not? Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Janet
Sent: Friday, March 5, 2021 9:05 AM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io'
Subject: [TechTalk] Brave Browser Is Taking On Google!

 

Good Morning Everyone,

 

Just thought some might be interested in reading about what I copied and pasted below.  I think this is wonderful news, in which I definitely welcome.  I myself have signed up and am currently on the waiting list! 

 

 

Janet

 

 

Brave Is Launching a Privacy-Focused Search Engine to Compete With Google

ANDREW HEINZMAN

MAR 4, 2021, 11:27 AM EST | 1 min read

The Brave logo with some art assets related to its search engine.

Brave

secured your web activity, and now it wants to secure your search results. The underdog browser, which grew to over

26 million

users last year, is gearing up to launch

Brave Search,

a "

private

alternative to Google Search" without any trackers or "algorithmic bias." Brave Search will take on the big dogs, including

DuckDuckGo,

the most popular private search engine.

Of course, Brave isn't building its search engine from scratch-the company will instead base Brave Search on

Tailcat,

a privacy-focused search engine from the crew

at Cliqz

a now-bankrupt fork of Mozilla's European division. Brave aquired the Tailcat search engine in March 2021 and

suggests

that it's a suitable foundation for Brave Search thanks to its privacy-focused code.

Unsurprisingly, the Brave blog post announcing Brave Search includes a list of tenets. You can read the full manifesto on

Brave's blog,

or skim this quick summary:

list of 7 items

1. Privacy : Brave Search doesn't track users.

2. User-First : Brave Search focuses on users, not advertisers.

3. Ad-Free  Option : Users can pay for ad-free search results.

4. Anonymized Crawling : Big tech companies spend billions to "crawl" websites and generate search results. Brave Search relies on anonymous community

contributions instead.

5. Anti-Bias : Brave Search doesn't use algorithms to create biased search results or censor websites.

6. It's Fast : Brave Search connects to the browser and offers instant results as you type.

7. Open Engine : Anyone can use Brave Search to develop their own search engine.

It's worth mentioning that Brave Search does use algorithms, but it provides filters (or "

Goggles

") to let you modify how the algorithm ranks content. These filters could provide additional transparency for Brave Search, or help early-adopters refine

their search results on the fly.

Want to try Brave Search? Brave hasn't clarified when its search engine will go live, but you can sign up for the

waitlist

today for early access. You could also try

DuckDuckGo,

another privacy-oriented search engine.

WAITLIST

Brave Search

Want to be first in line for the privacy-focused Brave Search? Plug your email address into the waitlist today!

Source:

Brave

via

Tech Crunch

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