Brave browser first to nix CNAME deception


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Oct 9, 2016
The Brave web browser will soon block CNAME cloaking, a technique used by online marketers to defy privacy controls designed to prevent the use of third-party cookies.

The browser security model makes a distinction between first-party domains – those being visited – and third-party domains – from the suppliers of things like image assets or tracking code, to the visited site. Many of the online privacy abuses over the years have come from third-party resources like scripts and cookies, which is why third-party cookies are now blocked by default in Brave, Firefox, Safari, and Tor Browser.

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Mar 29, 2018
I knew it was only a matter of time, and now it's here in Brave Nightly . Bravo! (y)(y):D

.... and coming soon to release version.

We expect this change to reach all Brave users by November 17th, 2020. This is another example of how Brave aggressively protects your privacy and improves performance, even when trackers refuse to take no for an answer. Stay tuned for more information about new privacy features coming in Brave!
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