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Without problems I've disabled in NextDNS some Brave telemetry:

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The denylist of NextDNS uses asterix so it seems that "*.rewards.brave.com" should also block "*.api.rewards.brave.com" and "*.grant.rewards.brave.com"
Great find to block these connections (deny list with Brave blocks is as high as number of blocks of AdGuardDNS :) )
 
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Brave is trying to be an alternative to Google with Brave ads replacing Google ads. You can luckily opt-out of it in the settings.
Additionally the Brave://flags also allows you to disable a lot of Brave (acting as little Google) stuff

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EDIT: I read complaints that Brave could be buggy. Just ran into a situation in which Brave hangs all the time :cry:
 
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Brave is trying to be an alternative to Google with Brave ads replacing Google ads. You can luckily opt-out of it in the settings.
Additionally the Brave://flags also allows you to disable a lot of Brave (acting as little Google) stuff




EDIT: I read complaints that Brave could be buggy. Just ran into a situation in which Brave hangs all the time :cry:
Brave ads don’t replace Google ads. Also the ads are opt-in.
 

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Release Notes v1.58.124 (Sep 14, 2023)​


Note for macOS users: macOS 10.15 Catalina is required. For more information please see (here)

Web3​

  • Added IPFS promotional infobar. (#32010)
  • Added Coinbase as an Onramp provider. (#32083)
  • Added support for EIP-6963. (#30595)
  • Added virtualized tokens list to the “Buy” and “Deposit” screens. (#31675)
  • Added loading skeleton and spinner to the “NFT” page. (#31485)
  • Added a “More” menu for each asset on the “Portfolio” page. (#30982)
  • Added filters to the “NFT” tab. (#31041)
  • Added grouping to the “NFT” tab. (#31342)
  • Added an empty state to the “Portfolio” page when filters are applied. (#31147)
  • Added the ability for users to choose which Solana account to choose when connecting to Solana DApps. (#31109)
  • Added the ability to allow selection of an existing “f1 address” as recipient when sending FEVM tokens. (#31101)
  • Added segmented controls to the “Asset Details” view. (#30981)
  • Implemented autofill of CoinGecko ID’s when adding custom tokens. (#31975)
  • Improved performance on the “Buy” screen of Brave Wallet. (#31685)
  • Improved balance scan performance. (#30779)
  • Moved IPFS banner to the “NFT” tab. (#31332)
  • Updated design on the “Wallet Unlock” screen. (#31603)
  • Updated design on the “Market” page. (#31611)
  • Updated design on the “Buy” screen. (#31384)
  • Updated design on the “Account Details” page. (#31617)
  • Updated design on the “Accounts” tab. (#31432)
  • Updated design on the “Visible Assets” modal. (#31389)
  • Updated Stripe logo and description. (#32226)
  • Updated NFT pinning eligibility text. (#30550)
  • Merged IPFS DNSLink and IPFS redirect settings into a single setting. (#31097)
  • Removed “Network” and “Account” groups with zero balance from display on the “Portfolio” page. (#31680)
  • Fixed Solana DApps to disconnect when permission is revoked. (#24974)
  • Fixed manually added assets not being added to the deposit list. (#31889)
  • Fixed wallet panel opening and closing on Magic Eden. (#31853)
  • Fixed issue where all tokens weren’t returned when restarting the browser directly into deposit screen. (#31669)
  • Fixed “Portfolio” page to retain the state of account list when page is reloaded or UI refreshes. (#31249)
  • Fixed inability to view NFT details when listed under hidden NFTs. (#31208)
  • Fixed assets being sorted by global level instead of group level on the “Portfolio” page. (#31602)
  • Fixed network selector background. (#31459)
  • Fixed “Portfolio” token list disappearing from view when “Visible assets” modal is displayed. (#31275)
  • Fixed overlap on the “Token details” menu when the token graph is loading. (#31263)

Rewards​

  • Added ZebPay as new custodial account provider for Brave Rewards (India only). (#32036)
  • Implemented “Manage Brave Ads” on the brave://rewards page. (#30637)

General​

  • Added Speedreader options for themes, fonts, and text size. (#29075)
  • Added brave://flags/#brave-adblock-scriptlet-debug-logs flag for filter authors. (#31438)
  • Enabled download protection allow list. (#26183)
  • Improved vertical tab animation. (#30897)
  • Improved sidebar slide animation. (#25382 & #21992)
  • Updated “lock” icon to “tune” icon in address bar. (#31642)
  • Updated brave://settings page to load in a new tab when accessed via the settings button in the sidebar. (#31663)
  • Updated “Learn more” link on the “Lookalike URL” popup. (#31396)
  • Updated cosmetic filtering to force aggressive blocking on YouTube. (#30896)
  • Updated brave://flags/#brave-adblock-cookie-list-default to be enabled by default. (#29986)
  • Removed known tracking parameters “mtm_cid” and “pk_cid” from URLs. (#31084)
  • Fixed the New Tab Page displaying the same background image in certain cases. (#32359)
  • Fixed URL query filter regression caused by brave://flags/#brave-domain-block-1pes. (#32462)
  • Fixed “Expires” property in some Adblock lists is not being read and set properly. (#31238)
  • Upgraded Chromium to 117.0.5938.62. (#32945) (Changelog for 117.0.5938.62)
 

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The official release notes on the Brave website reveal that the underlying Chromium part has been upgraded to version 117.0.5938.62, which includes the fix for the critical security issue found in WebP image handling among other things. Google addressed the issue earlier this week in Chrome and also in the Chrome 117 release.

As far as noteworthy changes are concerned, there are a few. Brave users who watch videos on YouTube in the browser may benefit from the enforcement of aggressive cosmetic filtering on the site after the update. Another usability change enables the Easylist Cookie List for existing and new users alike in the browser.

This list is designed to block cookie banners and other privacy notices that websites may display on visit.

Brave Browser is now also removing the tracking parameters “mtm_cid” and “pk_cid” from URLs automatically.

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Brave's Speedreader feature, which improves the readability of articles, has new customize options that allow users to change the theme, font and text size right from the interface. It is a quick option to make quick changes to the mode, which users may enable manually or automatically.

Brave Browser ships with the "tune" icon now instead of the lock icon, which Google did also launch in Chrome and added to Chromium.

Brave Software lists improvements to vertical tab animations and sidebar slide animations as other improvements.

The browser's Web3 functionality has been updated as well, as usual. Web3 powers the browser's wallet, integration of crypto-assets and management options.

Brave Software continues to expand the browser's Web3 capabilities, but also usability features.

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Just for the record to post releases as usual:

Release Notes v1.58.127 (Sep 16, 2023)​

 

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Release Channel 1.58.129​


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General​

  • Added brave://flags#brave-global-privacy-control-enabled to opt out of GPC. (#32231 6)
  • Updated SKU credential matching logic for Brave VPN. (#32924 1)
  • Reverted hidden vertical tab bar when in full screen mode. (#33106 2)
 

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Release Channel 1.58.131​


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Release Channel 1.58.135​


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Release Channel 1.58.137​

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Release Channel 1.59.117​


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Web3​

  • Added Neon EVM preloaded chains. (#31760)
  • Added method to return “Swap” protocol fees. (#32464)
  • Added a runtime flag to use staging Ratios service. (#32043)
  • Enabled Brave Wallet panel V2 by default. (#32352)
  • Implemented NFT management V2. (#33095)
  • Updated “Buy” and “Swap” from panel to open in full page view. (#33353)
  • Updated “Learn more” link in IPFS infobar to open in a new tab. (#32178)
  • Updated Coinbase On-ramp description. (#32147)
  • Removed Fantom from preloaded chains. (#32085)
  • Fixed “Deposit” screen text wrapping in Brave Wallet panel. (#33425)
  • Fixed NFT images not being shown on the “Deposit” screen. (#32446)
  • Fixed POAPs not loading successfully. (#31763)
  • Fixed inability to interact with tooltip text. (#32015)
  • Fixed alignment of “Asset Group” description on the panel. (#32504)
  • Fixed the “Portfolio” page to use the correct fiat values for test network assets. (#31819)

Rewards​

  • Updated “Estimated earnings” to display “Earnings so far”. (#32653 1)
  • Fixed “Earnings from Ads” on the monthly statement to display a link to the user’s custodian dashboard when “Logged Out”. (#31791 1)

General​

  • Added icons and streamlined the hamburger menu. (#32089 1)
  • Added rounded corners to all panels from the navigation bar. (#32150 2)
  • Added “Use WireGuard protocol in Brave VPN” setting under brave://settings/system. (#32002 1)
  • Added “Make auto-fill available in private windows” setting under brave://settings/autofill. (#9795)
  • Added Widevine support for Arm64 on Windows. (#28318)
  • [Security] Updated which origins and URLs trigger debouncing and request-OTR protections as reported on HackerOne by nishimunea. (#32230)
  • [Security] Block “.onion” domain subresource requests in non-Tor contexts as reported on HackerOne by xiaoyinl. (#32108)
  • [Security] Fixed crash when loading brave://optimization-guide-internals as reported on HackerOne by jaguilera. (#31648)
  • Improved password storage backend detection logic on Linux. (#32314)
  • Updated Brave VPN hamburger menu entries. (#33027)
  • Updated the Wayback Machine infobar to display a “Don’t show again” checkbox. (#32404)
  • Removed disabled features from DevTools. (#32187)
  • Fixed crash when adding scriptlet injection filters with too many arguments. (#32916)
  • Fixed broken flag for “Enable extension network blocking” under brave://flags. (#32569)
  • Fixed New Tab Page background image(s) being skipped after startup in certain cases. (#32577 1)
  • Fixed missing toggle for Brave VPN on the hamburger menu. (#32703)
  • Fixed incorrect state being displayed for Brave VPN toolbar button in certain cases. (#32542)
  • Upgraded Chromium to 118.0.5993.70. (#33556) (C
 

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Release Channel 1.59.120​


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Release Notes​


Web3​

  • Fixed not being able to authorize hardware wallet connection to complete transactions. (#33613)

General​

  • Fixed crash when certain theme extensions are installed while vertical tabs are enabled. (#33598)
  • Fixed crash when accessing “brave://settings” while “brave://flags/#brave-vpn” has been disabled. (#33581 1)
  • Fixed crash when accessing “brave://settings” on Guest profiles. (#32825)
  • Upgraded Chromium to 118.0.5993.88. (#33694) (Changelog for 118.0.5993.88 1)
 

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Release Channel 1.59.122​


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Release Channel 1.59.124​


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Web3​

  • Fixed “Market” tab displaying incorrect colors for increased/decreased prices. (#33838)

General​

  • Brave Ad Block Resources Library now updates via Component Updater on a more frequent basis, to always have most recent Ad Block lists. (#32274 2)
  • Upgraded Chromium to 118.0.5993.117. (#33893) (Changelog for 118.0.5993.117)
 

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Release Channel 1.60.110​

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Web3​

  • Added loading state indicator on “Select token” screen. (#32641)
  • Implemented Sign-In With Ethereum (SIWE). (#32078)
  • Implemented Safe Sign for CoW Swaps. (#33093)
  • Improved performance of “Network” filter dropdown. (#33004)
  • Fixed Blockie account addresses being cut off in the “Send” panel. (#33912)
  • Fixed formatting on the “Market” tab of the panel. (#33331)
  • Fixed incorrect balances and infinite loading for amounts in certain cases. (#33187)

General​

  • Added Brave Leo - AI for questions and answers leveraging page context and integrated into the sidebar (being rolled out in phases using Griffin starting at 20%). (#34044 1)
  • Added support for “#@#+js()” syntax for blanket scriptlet exception. (#33766)
  • Added title to “Reading List” side panel. (#32953)
  • Added title to “Bookmarks” side panel. (#32952)
  • [Security] Fixed WebTorrent redirect issue as reported on HackerOne by xiaoyinl. (#32856)
  • [Security] Fixed WebTorrent navigation issue as reported on HackerOne by xiaoyinl. (#32743)
  • [Security] Fixed Tor tab redirect issue as reported on HackerOne by xiaoyinl. (#32706)
  • Enabled History datatype for Brave Sync. (#32876)
  • Enabled SKU SDK on Linux. (#32803)
  • Updated default behavior for vertical tabs display when in fullscreen mode. (#33136)
  • Updated display frequency for New Tab Page Sponsored Image. (#33228)
  • Updated New Tab Page Sponsored Image counter to reset every 24 hours. (#31551)
  • Updated design of Brave News feed cards. (#33296)
  • Updated Brave News to only download the page’s linked alternate feeds when the UI list is opened. (#33246)
  • Moved brave://settings/socialBlocking to brave://settings/shields. (#32956 1)
  • Moved brave://settings/newTab to brave://settings/getStarted. (#32954)
  • Removed known tracking parameter “_gl” from URLs. (#33188)
  • Removed known tracking parameter “unicorn_click_id” from URLs. (#33172)
  • Removed known tracking parameters “at_recipient_id” and “at_recipient_list” from URLs. (#32488)
  • Fixed flashing tray icon when clicking “Try again” in the VPN panel on Windows. (#33405)
  • Fixed keyboard shortcuts not working after selecting Speedreader appearance controls. (#32948)
  • Fixed rendering of Speedreader theme checkmark on Linux. (#32947)
  • Fixed overlapping vertical lines in the “Tabs” section under brave://settings/appearance. (#30100)
  • Upgraded Chromium to 119.0.6045.105. (#34024) (Changelog for 119.0.6045.105)
 

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Release Channel 1.60.114​

Brave Desktop:​

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Release Channel 1.60.118​


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You can luckily opt-out of it in the settings.
Additionally the Brave://flags also allows you to disable a lot of Brave (acting as little Google) stuff

EDIT: I read complaints that Brave could be buggy. Just ran into a situation in which Brave hangs all the time :cry:
Enabling any of the Experimental Flags will decrease browser stability and is generally not recommended. Other risks include Data Loss.

Brave allows users to opt-out from a number of features via the browser settings without destabilising the whole browser.

If you are not satisfied with Brave's unique feature set, then using another browser makes more sense as you don't share Brave's vision.
 

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Release Channel 1.60.125​


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  • Added support for quoted scriptlet arguments. (#34170)
  • Fixed issue where Brave Leo gives incomplete answers in certain cases. (#34321)
  • Fixed VPN toolbar button state mismatch. (#33023)
  • Fixed misaligned window buttons on Linux. (#34201)
  • Fixed “Set as default” not working on Linux when installed via Snap. (#34053)
  • Upgraded Chromium to 119.0.6045.199. (#34574) (Changelog for 119.0.6045.199)
 

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