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Release Channel 1.61.100​

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Web3​

  • Added Brave Rewards custodial balance line item into Brave Wallet. (#31713)
  • Updated Brave Wallet panel navigation to be persistent on open/close of panel. (#33677)
  • Updated NFT name to wrap on “Send” panel screen when necessary. (#33442)
  • Removed horizontal scroll bar on “Edit gas” screen. (#33373)
  • Fixed incorrect error message when trying to import accounts from a locked Ledger device. (#21016 1)
  • Fixed persistent “Sign Transaction” panel even after transaction is cancelled. (#34668)
  • Fixed Brave Wallet menu display on small screens. (#33877)

Rewards​

  • Implemented new design for account provider selection screen. (#33258)

General​

  • Added search, sort, and editing features to the Bookmarks side panel. (#34021 1)
  • Added a command line switch to disable vertical tabs. (#33711)
  • Added universal online installer for Windows. (#32598)
  • Added system default theme mode on Linux. (#14685)
  • Updated margins for sidebar buttons. (#34249)
  • Upgraded Chromium to 120.0.6099.62. (#34723) (Changelog for 120.0.6099.62 4)
 

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No more windows silent install 32bit?
I can't remember for this issue... :unsure: just check in my VM, Brave processes are shown as 64bit (Windows Taskmanager)

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Release Channel 1.61.104

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Web3​

  • Fixed “Signature verification error” being incorrectly displayed in Brave Wallet with the signTransaction method. (#34842)

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Windows Hotfix Release Channel update v1.61.106​


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  • Fixed Brave Ads crash on Windows x86. (#34854)
 

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I'm glad they quickly fixed ads crashing on Windows, while they are yet to remove the VPN they forcefully installed for everyone without consent, months after being reported.

Shows their commitment to privacy.
 
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Release Channel 1.61.109​

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Release Channel 1.61.114​

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Release Channel 1.61.116​

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Release Channel 1.61.120​

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Brave browser simplifies its fingerprinting protections​

With desktop and Android version 1.64 in a couple of months (and in today’s Nightly release for testing), Brave will sunset Strict fingerprinting protection mode. This does not affect Brave’s industry-leading fingerprinting protection capabilities for users. Instead, it will allow us to focus on improving privacy protections in Standard mode and avoid Web compatibility issues.

Brave currently offers two levels of fingerprinting protections. which make it harder for tracking companies to identify you as you browse the Web: Standard and Strict mode. Over time, however, we have observed significant disadvantages of Strict mode:
  1. In order to block fingerprintable APIs, Strict mode frequently causes certain websites to function incorrectly or not at all. This website breakage means that Strict mode has limited utility for most Web users.
  2. Fewer than 0.5% of Brave users are using Strict fingerprinting protection mode, based on our privacy-preserving telemetry data.
  3. This tiny cohort of users could be more vulnerable to being fingerprinted because they stand out as a result of using Strict mode. Although we have not seen issues around this, it is a valid concern given that users who select Strict fingerprinting protection might have done so because of an elevated concern about tracking.
  4. Maintaining Strict mode and debugging why some websites are broken on Brave takes our engineers’ time away from focusing on default privacy protections that can benefit all of our users.
These observations have led us to the conclusion that sunsetting Strict mode in Brave will actually be beneficial to our users’ privacy.

Brave’s Standard fingerprinting protection is already very extensive and the strongest of any major browser. Brave’s innovative farbling of a number of major fingerprintable Web APIs makes it difficult for fingerprinters to get a reliable unique ID on your browser. Going forward, we will continue to strengthen and expand Brave’s Standard fingerprinting protections so that all our users have ever-improving protection against fingerprinters, while maintaining the highest possible level of compatibility with websites.
 
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Brave said:
  1. Fewer than 0.5% of Brave users are using Strict fingerprinting protection mode, based on our privacy-preserving telemetry data.
  2. This tiny cohort of users could be more vulnerable to being fingerprinted because they stand out as a result of using Strict mode.

First, I am using brave on Android and I am grateful that Brave provides such a good Chromium based browser on Android.

The arguments against anti-fingerprinting have been been fiercely and passionately discussed by some members (now forgotten seers). To be honest although some of those members claimed they were in the advertising industry themselves or used to be IT-managers responsible for thousends of endpoints, I tended to believe the developers of Brave and JShelter, simply because they were verified professionals and the people on a forum can claim any background or personality (by the way I am Santa's younger brother).

Although I understand the reason's for dropping this STRICT anti-fingerprinting feature, the disappointing part is that the experts of Brave seem to confess in hinsight that those former members were right (incoherent and non-real world values make you stand out and easier to fingerprint and track).
 
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Release Channel 1.62.153​

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Web3​

  • Added a fallback button when an IPFS page can’t be loaded. (#26486)
  • Added display error when transaction fee estimate fails. (#35413)
  • Added “Placeholder” icons for broken NFT images. (#34139)
  • Updated private key backup warning text. (#34228)
  • Updated transaction confirmation panel components to show all transaction details. (#34661)
  • Updated assets on “Account Details” screen to be able to sort by value. (#34064)
  • Updated wallet account blockies design. (#34052)
  • Updated hardware wallet import screen to show derivation path for account import. (#25954)
  • Migrated Solana Swaps to use Jupiter Swap API v6. (#35091)
  • Removed shadow from Brave Wallet panel header. (#34319)
  • Removed “Hardware Wallet” icon from blockie icons. (#34193)
  • Removed “NFT” tab for Filecoin account view. (#33992)
  • Removed loading indicator when asset discovery is not being run. (#30921)
  • Fixed DApp permission not being removed when Brave Wallet is reset. (#20966)
  • Fixed “Account Details” incorrectly displaying zero total fiat balance. (#34142)
  • Fixed “Accounts” tab briefly displaying zero for account fiat value before returning actual value. (#33993)
  • Fixed NFT menu position when viewed over the NFT image grid. (#34148)
  • Fixed broken “Placeholder” icons for custom tokens on “Account Details”. (#34204)
  • Fixed small network “Placeholder” icons. (#34194)
  • Fixed missing dark theme text color for icon stack on “Accounts” tab. (#34093)
  • Fixed infinite loading skeleton for asset auto discovery. (#33303)

Rewards​

  • Updated “Logged out” from custodial account notification text. (#33583)
  • Removed inline contribution “Tip” buttons. (#33783 1)

General​

  • Added Brave News feed v2 (being rolled out in phases using Griffin starting at 10%). (#34593)
  • Added “Mixtral 8x7B” and “Claude Instant” which can now be used in the free tier but rate limited. (#34910)
  • Added “Only resolve .onion addresses in Tor windows” setting under brave://settings/privacy. (#33735)
  • Added the ability to apply Griffin studies on first launch on Windows. (#35232)
  • Added polish to the URL bar icons with rounded square corners. (#34957)
  • Added font allow list for Linux. (#34169)
  • [Security] Force the referrer to always be “no-referrer” while in Speedreader mode as reported on HackerOne by nishimunea. (#35095)
  • [Security] Perform automatic redirect for “.onion” URLs only in Tor windows as reported on HackerOne by newfunction. (#34163)
  • [Security] Remove “.onion” services from “window.location.ancestorOrigins” as reported on HackerOne by xiaoyinl. (#32421)
  • Improved keyboard accessibility for Brave Leo. (#34453)
  • Updated Brave Leo opt-in experience. (#33942)
  • Updated Brave Leo to handle page content changing during conversation. (#34706)
  • Updated premium indicator for new Claude model. (#34718)
  • Updated Brave Leo to format code responses. (#33668)
  • Updated miscellaneous Brave Leo UI items. (#34124)
  • Updated Brave Leo context indicators. (#34099)
  • Updated theme colors for light, dark, Private window and Private window with Tor. (#31644)
  • Updated sidebar’s last opened item to persist across browser relaunch. (#34399)
  • Updated SKU SDK to submit and fetch credentials using new endpoints with request ids. (#34069)
  • Updated farbling protections to only farble a subset of user installed fonts. (#34043)
  • Updated Arm64 Windows to prevent Widevine version incompatibilities. (#33595)
  • Updated “Password Manager” tab icon. (#33242)
  • Updated “Suggest questions” to be on-demand for Brave Leo. (#33575)
  • Removed HTTPS Everywhere. (#28433 1)
  • Removed aggressive fingerprinting mode. (#31229)
  • Removed known tracking parameter “_kx” from URLs. (#34578)
  • Removed known tracking parameter “irclickid” from URLs. (#33952)
  • Removed several known Yandex tracking parameters from URLs. (#33216)
  • Removed several known Facebook tracking parameters from URLs. (#33984)
  • Removed Brave Leo icon from sidebar in Private, Private with Tor, and Guest profile windows. (#34518)
  • Disabled Bookmarks and Reading list buttons in Guest window sidebar. (#34162)
  • Fixed same-document navigations for Brave Leo. (#34946)
  • Fixed user not being able to interrupt autoscroll of Brave Leo response. (#32970)
  • Fixed Brave News inability to recover from lack of Wi-Fi until browser restart. (#35154)
  • Fixed on-demand updates failing in certain cases for Arm64 on Windows installations. (#34523)
  • Fixed mismatched sidebar panel header and contents background colors. (#34165)
  • Fixed difficulty closing sidebar when it is opened temporarily. (#34085)
  • Upgraded Chromium to 121.0.6167.85. (#35493) (Changelog for 121.0.6167.85)
 

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