Brave recently announced its Goggle feature to ensure that users only see websites that are relevant to their interests. After 2.5 billion hits and a boom of more than 5,000% in a year, the internet search engine that revolves around confidentiality, Brave Search, celebrated its first birthday.
Brave Software has stated that Brave Search is leaving the testing phase and will become the default search engine for every user of the Brave browser. Brave browser launched in June 2021 and has become one of the most popular alternatives to Google Chrome. In addition to emphasizing user privacy and autonomy, Brave prioritized developing an additional feature that would improve the overall quality of the Brave Search user experience. The search engine now includes a new feature known as “Goggle” in its list of options to make the web safer for all users.
What are the Brave search engine and its security offerings?
Brave search is an open-source browser built on the Chromium code base. It is faster than the standard Chrome browser and uses much less RAM. The company gained fame as a browser that prioritized security and privacy.
Here’s a closer look at Brave’s security features that set it apart from other search engines.
- Brave proposes a solution that protects user data, prevents tracking and protects user privacy.
- They do not deal with private information. Until you delete it, the company does not view or store your browser data on its systems. As a result, they will never share your personal information with third parties.
- Goggle allows users to customize their search preferences per site or per browser. Users can also view Brave’s daily ad and tracker blocking stats on the new tab page.
- The browser immediately blocks phishing, malicious software and malicious ads. Because plugins allow for security vulnerabilities, the default setting disables plugins.
- The bookmarks and settings that matter most to you can be encrypted and synced with Brave Sync, which is currently in beta testing. On the other hand, Brave does not have the correct encryption keys to decrypt your data and therefore cannot access it.
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What is Goggle?
Goggle is a feature that allows users to choose their preferences and prioritize the order in which their search results should be displayed. With this new feature, Goggle Reader users who prefer smaller news sites can simply post their questions directly into the search engine instead of scrolling through overwhelming search results. Naturally, this will increase the exposure of smaller news sites.
According to Brave, current search traffic grew four times faster than DuckDuckGo, perhaps due to the number of people using the Brave Browser. In addition, Brave claims that autonomy has been a top priority for the organization, with 92% of searches coming directly from their autonomous search index rather than from Bing and Google indexes..
The benefits of Goggle integration with Brave search
Brave’s anti-malware platform uses the power of the blockchain to protect users from attacks. The Brave browser is designed for security professionals, IT departments, and businesses looking to improve their online security.
Goggle integration tries to make sure that you don’t accidentally come across an unwanted website and that only websites related to what you’re looking for are shown.
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While Brave uses the same technology as Google, it’s designed to block ads, trackers, and malware while protecting your privacy.
Goggle integration adds an extra layer of security for web users. The search engine also includes a built-in encrypted chat feature that allows users to securely communicate with each other without revealing their identity or location.
Deep integration between Goggles and the host search engine
Brave Search offers a new approach to getting relevant results using a community-powered index while maintaining privacy. Using the “Goggles” feature, Brave Search users can identify their interests and preferences and change how search terms are displayed.