“Brendan Eich, the controversial creator of the JavaScript programming language and cofounder and former CTO of Mozilla, thinks his company Brave Software has found a way to revive the old idea of giving you a cut of the revenue you generated by watching ads on the internet.

Brave makes a browser based on Google Chrome that blocks tracking scripts and other technologies that spy on your online activity. As a result, it also blocks many web ads; if you visit WIRED.com using the Brave browser, you won’t see any ads. But starting Wednesday, Brave will give users the option to see ads that Eich says will respect your privacy. The ads will appear as desktop notifications, he says, not as replacements for the ads the Brave browser blocks. So you still won’t see ads on WIRED.com, but you might see them elsewhere on your screen. If you choose to see these ads, you’ll get 70 percent of the revenue they generate…”

Source: https://www.wired.com/story/brave-browser-will-pay-surf-web/