Brave Browser Discussion & Update Thread

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by emmjay, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. mood

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    Brave Browser v1.11.101 Released (July 24, 2020)
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  3. Brummelchen

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    anyone can add such feature with -monkey and userscript (one is called "utm, stripper")
     
  4. Azure Phoenix

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    "Brave's focuses on privacy-protection, so we intentionally only remove parameters that uniquely describe you. So we'd remove, say, a click identifier, or a tracking cookie stuck in a URL, but intentionally don't remove broad campaign ids, or things that aren't unique to you"
    https://twitter.com/pes10k/status/1285312512208977920?s=21
     
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    Brave Browser v1.11.104 Released (July 28, 2020)
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    Brave Browser v1.12.112 Released (August 12, 2020)
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    1.12.112
    • Added Sync v2. (#9989)
    • Added support for state level ads delivery. (#9200)
    • Added the ability to reset Brave Rewards. (#10064)
    • Added 25 BAT threshold before being able to verify Uphold two-way user wallet. (#9723)
    • Added the ability for users to disconnect a pending Uphold user wallet from Brave Rewards. (#10023)
    • Added the ability to import payment methods from Chrome. (#8329)
    • Added farbling for WebGL API when "Fingerprinting blocking" is set to "strict". (#10214)
    • Added support for "$generichide" adblock rules under brave://adblock. (#8803)
    • Added the date of installation to the stats ping. (#10061)
    • Added "x-brave-api-key" to the stats ping. (#10230)
    • Enabled the "prefetch-privacy-changes" flag by default under brave://flags. (#8319)
    • Improved web compatibility by changing behavior of local and session storage in third-party frames to not throw an exception when storage is blocked. (#9758)
    • Updated pre-populated search engine list. (#10890)
    • Updated referrer policy to improve privacy and prevent web compatibility issues. (#8696)
    • Updated canvas maximum farbling to match balanced farbling. (#11067)
    • Updated token options for purchase on Binance widget when ".us" is selected. (#10209)
    • Updated the "Look & Feel" section under brave://settings/shields. (#10502)
    • Updated the labels on the "Learn more" view of shields. (#10671)
    • Updated the bookmarks bar on the New Tab Page to show even if there are no bookmarks when the "Always show bookmarks on New Tab page" setting is enabled under brave://settings/appearance. (#10450)
    • Updated the backup and restore modal text for Brave Rewards. (#10021)
    • Updated the close icon on the Brave Rewards notification which indicates that your wallet is unreachable. (#10378)
    • Reduced size and improved performance of the publisher list for Brave Rewards. (#9502)
    • Reduced the frequency at which promotions are fetched for rewards. (#9513)
    • Removed the "Remote Debugging" setting under brave://settings/privacy. (#9715)
    • Fixed crash with Canvas API in certain cases. (#10913)
    • Fixed crash with BraveSessionCache in certain cases. (#10914)
    • Fixed crash with Brave Ads when opening a new tab in certain cases. (#9393)
    • Fixed issue where "Bat Ledger Service" was running when Brave Rewards was not enabled. (#9526)
    • Fixed issue where "Bat Ads Service" was running when Brave Ads were not enabled. (#9196)
    • Fixed issue where auto-contribute wouldn't process if contributions were to be made to more than four verified creators. (#10834)
    • Fixed state level ads being shown on versions without support for state level ads delivery. (#10557)
    • Fixed wallet summary display on brave://rewards to better accommodate three decimal places. (#10446)
    • Fixed ads state being removed when Brave Ads are disabled. (#10097)
    • Fixed "Estimated pending rewards" not being refreshed after claiming an ad grant. (#10094)
    • Fixed web compatibility issue with crio.do on Windows. (#10367)
    • Fixed Firebase authentication not working with default shield settings. (#9852)
    • Fixed issue where Gmail image signatures were not loading. (#10478)
    • Fixed display issue where URL bar background color did not change in private mode when dark theme was enabled. (#9945)
    • Upgraded Chromium to 84.0.4147.125. (#11153)
     
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    Brave Sync Version 2 Now Available for Desktop and Android Users
    August 12, 2020
    https://brave.com/sync-v2/
     
  8. Krusty

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    Is there a way to remove or hide the jigsaw puzzle icon that shows extensions?
     
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    chrome://flags -> Extensions Toolbar Menu -> Disabled
     
  10. Krusty

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    Perfect! That did the trick. Thanks!
     
  11. vasa1

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    Giving it a try and liking it so far.
     
  12. mood

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    An Introduction to Brave’s In-Browser Ads
    September 3, 2020
    https://brave.com/intro-to-brave-ads/
     
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    Brave Browser v1.13.86 Released (September 10, 2020)
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  14. Rasheed187

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    So what's the verdict. I assume this feature will let's you see ads that are served by Brave? Do you guys like it or not?
     
  15. Bertazzone

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    I don't use the Ads/Rewards feature but apparently many others have opted in to it, to make a little bitcoin in exchange for their attention to Brave ads. At least it's an alternative to the current invasive system of tracking.
     
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    Brave Browser v1.14.81 Released (September 11, 2020)
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    1.14.81
    • Implemented additional farbling protections for fingerprinters accessing CPU information. (#10808)
    • Implemented additional farbling protections for fingerprinters accessing media hardware information. (#11271)
    • Added "Event" tab under brave://rewards-internals to assist with rewards support. (#10781)
    • Added metric to better calibrate availability of Brave ads. (#10081)
    • Removed backup and restore notifications for verified wallet users. (#6259)
    • Fixed Brave accepting TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 certificates without warning users. (#10607)
    • Fixed WebRTC Web APIs being modified when fingerprinting protection is set to "strict". (#11310)
    • Fixed overlapping text on Uphold promotional card under brave://rewards. (#11257)
    • Fixed Brave Ads intermittently crashing when clicking on thumbs up, thumbs down, opt-in, out-out, save ad and flag ad under "7-day Ads History". (#11044)
    • Fixed Brave Ads page classification scores from locally persisting in the diagnostic log. (#11220)
    • Fixed purchase intent parent only segments blocking page classification parent segments. (#11410)
    • Fixed crash on macOS when checking currently installed version in certain cases. (#11008)
    • Fixed Gemini toggle appearing under brave://settings#newTab for unsupported regions. (#11136)
    • Fixed not being able to authenticate and use the Google Keep extension. (#3650)
    • Fixed not being able to authenticate and use the Google Calendar extension. (#4672)
    • Fixed not being able to automatically set Brave as the default browser Debian systems with Chrome. (#11001)
    • Fixed Brave registering as Chromium instead of Brave under Pulseaudio. (#10919)
     
  17. Rasheed187

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    Yes, it's an interesting solution to the tracking problem, and I assume those ads aren't annoying as hell. I recently tried to whitelist a certain site, but to my surprise they are still serving animated ads, just how dumb are these guys? But anyway, I've found this old screenshot, does it still work like this?
     

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    I don't know since I don't use it, but that looks like a screenshot from the old Muon-based Brave.
     
  19. mood

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    Brave Browser v1.14.83 Released (September 23, 2020)
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    is it secured enough or needs tweaking for extra privacy?
    I remember firefox having a long blog post about things you can do to improve security and privacy, first party isolation, resist fingerprinting, idn show punicode true and so on, is any of that already implemented as a default rule?

    how about chrome extensions, I can see I can install any chrome extension into brave no problem but can I run into issue by doing so?
     
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    Brave Browser v1.15.72 Released (October 7, 2020)
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    Brave Browser v1.15.75 Released (October 15, 2020)
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    Brave Browser v1.15.76 Released (October 21, 2020)
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    Brave Browser v1.16.68 Released (October 25, 2020)
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    1.16.68
    • Added Crypto.com widget to the New Tab Page. (#12074)
    • Added the ability to use 24-hour clock on the New Tab Page. (#9038)
    • Added QR code under brave://rewards for iOS devices. (#12176)
    • Added Greaselion support for YouTube creators. (#9133)
    • Added Auto-Contribute feature flag to Greaselion. (#11670)
    • [Security] Fixed WebTorrent redirect issue as reported on HackerOne by d3f4u17. (#11683)
    • [Security] Encrypted private wallet data preferences for Brave Rewards. (#2555)
    • Updated Startpage search to give attribution to Brave. (#12257)
    • Updated Dapp detection script to be minified. (#11725)
    • Updated Dapp detection to use window.ethereum. (#11698)
    • Updated Brave Ads to automatically limit unwanted Brave Ads delivery. (#11617)
    • Updated Tor to use an OS selected port number. (#649)
    • Updated "Learn more" link under brave://settings/help which displays in certain cases on Windows. (#11746)
    • Renamed "Web3 provider for using Dapps" to "Ethereum provider for using Dapps" under brave://settings/extensions. (#11711)
    • Removed known email tracking parameters from Vero URLs. (#11817)
    • Removed known tracking parameter "yclid" from URLs. (#11578)
    • Removed intra-site requests from the query string filter. (#9020)
    • Removed prompt to select Dapp provider when MetaMask is installed. (#11623)
    • Removed login flow from Brave Rewards in certain cases when a KYC'd Uphold user wallet was previously connected. (#11760)
    • Fixed issue where restoring a Brave Rewards wallet failed in certain cases. (#11647)
    • Fixed breakage on sites that use "addthis" scripts in certain cases. (#11744)
    • Fixed issue where long translations on the "Connect to Gemini" button for the Gemini widget did not display properly. (#11445)
    • Fixed "Customize Dashboard" modal to remove unnecessary scroll bars. (#11374)
     
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