Brave browser - pay for privacy

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  1. mood

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    Brave Browser v0.56.15 Released (November 22, 2018)
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  2. Rasheed187

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    I've read about this feature, but if it will reload every tab that you open it's a deal breaker.
     
  3. Beyonder

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    You can exclude certain sites. I've excluded YouTube, for example.
     
  4. roger_m

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    I use Tab Suspender. If you click on its icon, you can whitelist the current site so that it never gets suspended. Also there's an option to ignore the current tab, which will also prevent it from being suspended, but won't whitelist it.

    I have certain sites such as my email and Wilders whitelisted so that they never get suspended. Everything else gets suspended after 15 minutes, but you can change the delay.
     
  5. Rasheed187

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    Sounds interesting, but buying more RAM is probably a better solution to me. I really hate it when tabs need to reload.
     
  6. Floyd 57

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    How much RAM do you have? 16gb should be enough for a few hundred tabs
     
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  8. mood

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    Brave Browser v0.57.18 Released (December 7, 2018)
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    0.57.18
    • Updated Brave (Muon) import: you can now import Brave Payments, Windows and Tabs, and data related to the referral program. (#2402)
    • Added notifications when contributions or donations fail. (#1483)
    • Fixed memory leak in Brave Rewards. (#2213)
    • Fixed certain PDFs failing to open in Brave. (#1033)
    • Fixed certain extensions breaking when using Brave's default shields settings. (#1380)
    • Fixed stub installers failing to download Brave under Windows 7. (#2129)
    • Fixed hard refresh not fetching new Tor identities. (#1137)
    • Fixed third party cookies being blocked even if per site shield is set to allow all cookies. (#2095)
    • Fixed not being able to access premium Dow Jones content until restarting after claiming promotion. (#2020)
    • Fixed not being able to login into Pocket using Google accounts. (#2164)
    • Fixed not being able to close Guest/Tor windows using Brave's action buttons on Linux. (#1643)
    • Fixed several Brave Rewards notifications. (#2114)
    • Fixed opening Tor windows causing Brave to become unresponsive on Linux. (#1791)
    • Fixed size of profile icon next to hamburger menu. (#1856)
    • Fixed media publisher name and favicon in site banner not appearing correctly in certain cases. (#1924)
    • Fixed shield block count overlapping text when going beyond three digits. (#1951)
    • Fixed shields being expandable only when there is blocked items. (#1957)
    • Added shields deep link to brave://settings/shields. (#1959)
    • Fixed localization for various strings and web-ui pages. (#2035)
    • Fixed custom amounts for Brave Rewards not appearing in drop down. (#2152)
    • Created and automatically publish silent installers for Windows on GitHub. (#2210)
    • Updated translations for various strings. (#2254)
    • Upgraded Chromium to 71.0.3578.80. (#2352)
     
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    Brave Browser v0.58.16 Released (December 20, 2018)
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    0.58.16
    • Added support for custom publisher branded Reward banners. (#1923)
    • Added the ability to import search settings from muon. (#2415)
    • Added notification under Rewards panel that only appears once if user hasn't enabled Brave Rewards. (#1439)
    • Added the ability to restore another wallet if the current wallet has been corrupted or is missing data. (#2183)
    • Added Copy / Print / Save as File actions under the "Backup your wallet" modal window in Brave Rewards. (#929)
    • Added a deep link for "Add Funds" under the Rewards panel. (#1480)
    • Added a relaunch dialog for macOS when updating via the hamburger menu. (#2477)
    • Added timeout to the "Thank You" banner so it's dismissed automatically after sending a tip. (#1742)
    • Added more information in "Add Funds" under Brave Rewards to make the experience more intuitive. (#1935)
    • Removed the reload button under the Rewards panel. (#1598)
    • Fixed extensions not being able to override the new tab page. (#993)
    • Fixed several crashes when updating to a new version on macOS. (#1745)
    • Fixed Brave not relaunching on macOS after updating to a new version. (#977)
    • Fixed crash when opening "Rewards Settings" in certain situations. (#2375)
    • Fixed PDFs not loading on certain websites when they are behind basic authentication. (#1788)
    • Fixed import failing when denying Brave keychain access. (#2513)
    • Fixed import failing when bookmark from muon fails to import. (#2517)
    • Fixed import failing when Brave Payments (muon) fails to import. (#2421)
    • Fixed import failing / hanging when Brave is already opened. (#2503)
    • Fixed tips not being shown in summary table under Brave Rewards when Brave Payments (muon) data imported. (#2368)
    • Fixed auto-contribute table under Brave Rewards clearing at the beginning of the month. (#2333)
    • Fixed Reward summary table not being cleared when restoring another wallet. (#1559)
    • Fixed stats under the new tab page being cleared when navigating back to the new tab page using the back button. (#307)
    • Fixed DuckDuckGo being reset when using the navigation back button when using private windows. (#1490)
    • Fixed wrong search engine being used in private windows when searching using the context menu. (#1037)
    • Fixed wrong search engine being used in Tor windows when searching using the context menu. (#1758)
    • Fixed stats count incrementally increasing under new tab page on certain websites. (#1311)
    • Fixed pasting magnet links into the URL initiating search instead of loading WebTorrent. (#1435)
    • Fixed torrent URLs being handled by Brave only when the WebTorrent extension is enabled. (#2043)
    • Fixed removed publishers not always being restored in Brave Rewards when using the "Restore All" feature. (#1441)
    • Fixed tooltip overlapping and preventing access to the exclude button under Brave Rewards. (#1850)
    • Fixed double clicking on "X" to exclude publisher in the auto-contribute table incrementing total by two instead of one. (#1873)
    • Fixed not being able to restore excluded publishers into the auto-contribution table in certain situations. (#1883)
    • Fixed tips panel under Brave Rewards not displaying "on YouTube" text next to YouTube publishers. (#1976)
    • Fixed "Sadly, no tokens yet" message appearing under the Rewards Summary table when importing Payments from Brave (muon) with a non-zero balance. (#2379)
    • Fixed the formatting of the clock under the new tab page so AM / PM are displayed correctly. (#2439)
    • Fixed the "X" button under the Rewards banner to make it more visible. (#2614)
    • Upgraded Chromium to 71.0.3578.98. (#2556)
     
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    Brave Browser v0.58.17 Released (December 23, 2018)
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    Brave Browser v0.58.18 Released (December 24, 2018)
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    Brave Browser v0.58.21 Released (January 10, 2019)
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    0.58.21
    • Added new contribution flow for unverified publishers. (#2836)
    • Removed icon fetching for unverified media publishers. (#2717)
    • Fixed several CORS issues due to Brave Shields. (#2252)
    • Fixed JavaScript being able to load Brave schemes. (#2861)
    • Fixed not being able to exclude websites from the auto-contribute table under Rewards. (#1693)
    • Fixed auto-contribution table not being updated correctly in certain situations. (#2882)
    • Fixed auto-contribution still occurring when Rewards is disabled or the auto-contribution toggle is toggled off within Rewards. (#2804)
    • Fixed recurring tipping still occurring when Rewards is disabled. (#2815)
    • Fixed not being able to play media on Reddit. (#1999)
    • Fixed images failing to upload on GitHub. (#2034)
    • Fixed not being able to login into https://riot.im. (#2521)
    • Fixed videos failing to load on https://d.tube. (#1581)
    • Fixed not being able to login into https://www.skill-capped.com. (#2411)
    • Fixed not being able to search on namecheap.com. (#2341)
    • Fixed behance.net not loading in Brave. (#2864)
    • Fixed "Save Link As..." being disabled under the right click context menu when selecting "brave://sync" in settings. (#2849)
     
  14. mood

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    Brave Browser Taunts Chrome, Edge, and Firefox in New Privacy Ad
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    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...ts-chrome-edge-and-firefox-in-new-privacy-ad/
     
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    Brave Browser v0.59.34 Released (January 31, 2019)
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    0.59.34
    • Added Sync. (#3180)
    • Added ability to claim BAT grants using the reward panel. (#1783)
    • Added support for custom tip amounts for publishers. (#2645)
    • Added ability to enable and disable WebTorrent via Brave settings. (#897)
    • Added request confirmation before opening external applications. (#542)
    • Added dark theme support for Developer Tools. (#784)
    • Improved the Brave welcome experience. (#1847)
    • Enabled viz service display compositor. (#3105)
    • Reduced user fingerprint by always returning constant values for navigator.mimeTypes and navigator.plugins. (#1549)
    • Replaced several icons under Brave Rewards with new icons. (#1825)
    • Fixed auto-contribution table being corrupted when changing "Minimum page time before logging a visit" via Brave Rewards settings. (#3134)
    • Fixed publishers being removed from the auto-contribution table when "Minimum page time before logging a visit" is changed and Brave is upgraded or restarted. (#3162)
    • Fixed reward panel not always displaying Welcome screen on first click which caused issues creating wallets. (#2962)
    • Fixed several instances of incorrect crypto addresses being displayed in Brave Rewards. (#2172)
    • Fixed weight for each publisher within auto-contribution not being calculated correctly. (#3163)
    • Fixed Widevine notifications not appearing under YouTube and Amazon Prime when viewing premium content and Widevine is not installed. (#1985)
    • Fixed PDFs being opened in Brave even though "Download PDF files instead of automatically opening them in Brave" has been enabled in Brave settings. (#1531)
    • Fixed disabling auto-contribution also disabled YouTube tipping. (#2084)
    • Fixed notifications under Brave panel not being dismissible in certain instances. (#2883)
    • Fixed several instances of rewards panel not displaying YouTube publishers due to different URLs. (#2820)
    • Fixed pending contributions to unverified publishers not being dynamically updated under Brave Rewards. (#2890)
    • Fixed Brave Rewards summary sometimes displaying incorrect tip amounts. (#2332)
    • Fixed non-verified publishers not being displayed in Brave panel when unchecking "Allow contributions to non-verified sites" in Brave Rewards settings. (#2653)
    • Fixed "Next Contribution Date" under Brave Rewards displaying incorrect dates in some instances. (#2206)
    • Fixed non-verified sites being added into auto-contribution table when "Allow contributions to non-verified sites" has been disabled. (#2111)
    • Fixed "Send My Tip" button under Brave panel not displaying cursor. (#2744)
    • Fixed specific headers for promotional campaigns not being used when Brave first starts up. (#3143)
    • Fixed not being able to make Brave the default browser under Linux. (#1274)
    • Fixed favicon not appearing on several custom brave:// pages. (#1466)
    • Fixed Brave Shields blocking images when device language is set to Japanese. (#2482)
    • Fixed several strings under the hamburger menu not being translated. (#2831)
    • Fixed several icons under the toolbar that appeared too thick when not using retina screens. (#2327)
    • Upgraded Tor to 0.3.4.9. (#1974)
    • Upgraded Chromium to 72.0.3626.81. (#3146)
     
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    Brave Browser v0.59.35 Released (February 4, 2019)
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  17. mood

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    Facebook, Twitter Trackers Whitelisted by Brave Browser
    February 10, 2019
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...witter-trackers-whitelisted-by-brave-browser/
     
  18. Umbra

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    Nothing is free in this world and despite Brave being a nice browser, i'm a bit annoyed by the monetary aspect pushed.
     
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    Did you read the Reddit post?
     
  22. Rasheed187

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    So the like buttons don't track you? I don't buy into this.
     
  23. shmu26

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    A few questions to Brave users:
    1 how good is website filtering, compared to Chrome
    2 can you make shortcuts to specific webpages that "open as window", like in Chrome
    3 how does overall browsing security compare to Chrome
     
  24. Beyonder

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    1. Define website filtering
    2. Don't know
    3. The main issue with Brave's security is that it isn't updated as quickly as Chrome is. That means you will spend days, if not weeks, with known vulnerabilities unpatched. Every other security feature can be replicated using Chrome extensions.
     
  25. Stefan Froberg

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    I agree. You can whitelist things only if they really break things.
    But never ever hardcode the ******** whitelist into C++ code....:thumbd:
    That makes changing them by users impossible in case things change in future.
     
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