Popular privacy-focused web browser Brave released an update to its iOS app on Wednesday that brings a new “Privacy Hub” to its users. There, the app displays a summary of how visited websites collect and use personal device data.
The feature is part of Brave version 1.38 for iOS, which adds even more options for users to browse the web safely and privately.
As detailed by the company in a blog post, the new Privacy Hub alerts users to trackers, fingerprinting attempts and other “bad things” hidden on websites. For example, it indicates if a blocked tracker is known to collect data such as email and location for advertising purposes.
Privacy Hub helps educate you about trackers and other privacy threats. It highlights risky pages and trackers, and connects those trackers to the tech companies and publishers behind them. This shows how often sites try to invade your privacy.
But that’s just one of the new features added to the web browser with today’s update. Fingerprint protection has been improved in the iOS app, so it is now more difficult for trackers to identify online users. Brave adds “small amounts of randomization to fingerprinting APIs” to fool websites without breaking them.
Additionally, the iOS app now includes Certificate Viewer – a feature that was already available in the desktop version of the web browser. Users can check whether a webpage’s certificate is still valid or not, as well as other advanced information about it.