Gandalf_The_Grey

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@oldschool where are you?

Brave Browser v1.12.112 Released (August 12, 2020)
Release Notes
  • 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)
 

blackice

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Brave Browser v1.12.112 Released (August 12, 2020)

Is the Wise Wizard becoming Brave!? Or, is he just all knowing about the comings and goings of all the realms?
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

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Is the Wise Wizard becoming Brave!? Or, is he just all knowing about the comings and goings of all the realms?
No worries, still not Brave enough, but I am all knowing :D
I have tested Brave, but my preferred browser now is still Edge integrated in Windows 10 20H2.
For me, no need to install a third-party browser anymore.
Brave and Edge are the only browsers (not counting some forms of ungoogled chromium) that are kept extremely fast up to date with the latest security updates from Google Chrome / the Chromium project. That should count for something on a security enthusiasts forum.
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

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They got sync working again:
Starting today, Brave desktop users (version 1.12) and Android users (version 1.12) can use our fully redesigned sync functionality to sync data from desktop to desktop, as well as across desktop and Android devices. Support for iOS will follow shortly.

Sync v2 was rebuilt over the last several months to be more directly compatible with the Chromium sync system. Sync v2 supports more sync data types, while still keeping the client side data encrypted, so only users can see their data.

Users will be able to sync multiple different data types across their devices:
  • Bookmarks
  • Passwords
  • Autofill Data
  • History
  • Open Tabs
  • Extensions
  • Themes
  • Settings
  • Apps
 

SeriousHoax

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Today I found out that Brave even has cosmetic filtering support which can be enabled in brave://flags. It works great on most sites. I also see that if I choose aggressive blocking in Brave shield then uBlock Origin has left with barely anything to block. Brave intercept network requests before uBlock Origin/any extension, something Chromium Edge's tracking protection also does which is nice unlike Vivaldi and maybe even Opera.
I was looking for cosmetic filtering support on Android but turns out they can't enable that till it supports extensions. Android also don't support aggressive mode and additional filters like EasyList cookie at the moment. When everything is properly ready it's going to be a really great choice both on PC and Android.
 

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SeriousHoax

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Looks like this is not the type of Sync I was looking for. This sync works between one device to another. It doesn't require a Brave account, data are not saved on their servers like the sync functions of Firefox, Chrome, Edge, etc. So in case both my laptop and phone gets stolen I am probably gonna lose all data. There's no way to disconnect my previous devices and connect a new device to my account and recover everything. I know some will actually like this non server related thing but that's a bummer for me personally and I'm gonna have to give up Brave :confused:
Correct me if I'm wrong btw.
 

blackice

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Looks like this is not the type of Sync I was looking for. This sync works between one device to another. It doesn't require a Brave account, data are not saved on their servers like the sync functions of Firefox, Chrome, Edge, etc. So in case both my laptop and phone gets stolen I am probably gonna lose all data. There's no way to disconnect my previous devices and connect a new device to my account and recover everything. I know some will actually like this non server related thing but that's a bummer for me personally and I'm gonna have to give up Brave :confused:
Correct me if I'm wrong btw.
Yeah, I'm kind of torn on that as well. For one it is very privacy oriented, but it is not as useful as just having an account with a cloud backup.
 

Gangelo

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Looks like this is not the type of Sync I was looking for. This sync works between one device to another. It doesn't require a Brave account, data are not saved on their servers like the sync functions of Firefox, Chrome, Edge, etc. So in case both my laptop and phone gets stolen I am probably gonna lose all data. There's no way to disconnect my previous devices and connect a new device to my account and recover everything. I know some will actually like this non server related thing but that's a bummer for me personally and I'm gonna have to give up Brave :confused:
Correct me if I'm wrong btw.
This is actually a very good point which I never thought before.. They could at least offer the possibility to remotely remove a device using another device from the sync chain if one chooses to.

Edit:
They are already planning to implement such a feature in the future (check below)
 
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blackice

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This is actually a very good point which I never thought before.. They could at least offer the possibility to remotely remove a device using another device from the sync chain if one chooses to.

Edit:
They are already planning to implement such a feature in the future (check below)
Thanks for sharing this! I hadn’t seen that.
 

SeriousHoax

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This is actually a very good point which I never thought before.. They could at least offer the possibility to remotely remove a device using another device from the sync chain if one chooses to.

Edit:
They are already planning to implement such a feature in the future (check below)
But is it going to let you sync data of old device to new one? I'm talking about in case my devices get damaged/stolen, is there any way to recover that data?
 
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