Brave Brave Browser release info

HarborFront

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Info for Brave Users

Privacy Protections in Brave can be found here. It gives a list of filters used by Brave taken from uBO/ABP/Disconnect


In addition, its Fingerprinting Protections can be found here giving the types of fingerprints being protected


These 2 lists can help users to add extensions without duplicating what's already built-in in Brave and/or disabling duplicate features in the extension(s)
 

oldschool

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Brave stable release update:

Version 1.7.92 Chromium: 80.0.3987.163 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Release Channel v1.7.92


Where to download:
Brave Desktop:

Linux
Full Release Notes
  • Added monthly statements for Brave Rewards. (#930)
  • Added purchase intent classifier for Brave ads. (#8047)
  • Added P3A metric for default search engine. (#8341)
  • Added a new proxy endpoint for location service. (#8167)
  • Added the ability to hide Brave Shields activity count. (#3121 1)
  • Added new wallpaper images for New Tab Page. (#6904)
  • Added ability to access extension keyboard shortcuts from brave://settings/extensions. (#4024)
  • [Security] Added auto-upgrade of mixed content connections where available. (#4381)
  • Enhanced privacy by randomizing HTML canvas fingerprints by first-party domain. (#5614)
  • Changed rewards publisher list fetch interval from 1 day to every 3 days. (#8955)
  • Reduced the frequency of showing the same ad notification to users opted into Brave Ads. (#7888)
  • Removed the ability for an Uphold connected, non-KYC’d user wallet to tip and perform auto-contribute within Brave Rewards. (#8075)
  • Removed broken translate button once the Google Translate extension has been installed. (#8082)
  • Enabled DNS-over-HTTPS upgrades when possible. (#1864)
  • Enabled cosmetic filtering by default. (#8068)
  • Re-enabled WebXR by default. (#8424)
  • Re-enabled Other Bookmarks. (#7639)
  • Disabled Reporting API. (#7956)
  • Disabled Wayback Machine on localhost. (#8420)
  • Renamed “Site Settings” to “Site and Shields Settings” under brave://settings/privacy. (#8826)
  • Fixed copying brave:// results in pasting chrome://. (#1973)
  • Fixed ad notifications not being displayed under Windows due to Brave not being added into Windows “Notifications & actions” settings. (#8932)
  • Fixed ESC key not closing the tip banner after tipping. (#7609)
  • Fixed rewards panel not resizing properly in certain cases. (#7147)
  • Fixed CAPTCHA targets not being fully shown on rewards panel in certain cases. (#7597)
  • Fixed favicon display issue on brave://rewards page. (#8007)
  • Fixed monthly contributions not being reflected on Brave Rewards widget. (#8467)
  • Fixed notification icon incorrectly displaying on rewards icon in URL bar after claiming grants from rewards panel. (#8239)
  • Fixed incorrect message being displayed on panel and tip banner in certain cases. (#8512)
  • Fixed persistent Brave ads service errors on startup. (#8138)
  • Fixed embedded maps not loading on certain websites by adding fingerprinting exception for both https://public.tableau.com and https://www.arcgis.com. (#8902
  • Fixed sync crash when multiple bookmarks have the same object id. (#8358)
  • Fixed several cases where sync would hang the browser. (#7986)
  • Fixed ad service crash when migrating to new database. (#8132)
  • Fixed extra whitespace on https://www.dia.net.au. (#6190)
  • Fixed widget remove option on New Tab Page using light theme when dark theme was selected. (#6395)
  • Fixed “Show Sponsored Images” toggle being reset from off to on when re-enabling “Show Background Image”. (#8552)
  • Fixed shields defaulting to advanced view by default for new profiles. (#8533)
  • Fixed shields settings not being cleared via brave://settings/clearBrowserData dialog when selecting time range other than “All time”. (#8231)
  • Fixed custom adblock rules not allowing cosmetic filters. (#4348)
  • Fixed Widevine not working without a page refresh in certain cases. (#4646)
  • Fixed brave://wallet alias not being displayed in URL when looking up ENS or suspicious websites in certain cases. (#8524)
 

Eslam Gamal

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Brave stable release update:

Version 1.7.92 Chromium: 80.0.3987.163 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Release Channel v1.7.92


Where to download:
Brave Desktop:

Linux
Full Release Notes
  • Added monthly statements for Brave Rewards. (#930)
  • Added purchase intent classifier for Brave ads. (#8047)
  • Added P3A metric for default search engine. (#8341)
  • Added a new proxy endpoint for location service. (#8167)
  • Added the ability to hide Brave Shields activity count. (#3121 1)
  • Added new wallpaper images for New Tab Page. (#6904)
  • Added ability to access extension keyboard shortcuts from brave://settings/extensions. (#4024)
  • [Security] Added auto-upgrade of mixed content connections where available. (#4381)
  • Enhanced privacy by randomizing HTML canvas fingerprints by first-party domain. (#5614)
  • Changed rewards publisher list fetch interval from 1 day to every 3 days. (#8955)
  • Reduced the frequency of showing the same ad notification to users opted into Brave Ads. (#7888)
  • Removed the ability for an Uphold connected, non-KYC’d user wallet to tip and perform auto-contribute within Brave Rewards. (#8075)
  • Removed broken translate button once the Google Translate extension has been installed. (#8082)
  • Enabled DNS-over-HTTPS upgrades when possible. (#1864)
  • Enabled cosmetic filtering by default. (#8068)
  • Re-enabled WebXR by default. (#8424)
  • Re-enabled Other Bookmarks. (#7639)
  • Disabled Reporting API. (#7956)
  • Disabled Wayback Machine on localhost. (#8420)
  • Renamed “Site Settings” to “Site and Shields Settings” under brave://settings/privacy. (#8826)
  • Fixed copying brave:// results in pasting chrome://. (#1973)
  • Fixed ad notifications not being displayed under Windows due to Brave not being added into Windows “Notifications & actions” settings. (#8932)
  • Fixed ESC key not closing the tip banner after tipping. (#7609)
  • Fixed rewards panel not resizing properly in certain cases. (#7147)
  • Fixed CAPTCHA targets not being fully shown on rewards panel in certain cases. (#7597)
  • Fixed favicon display issue on brave://rewards page. (#8007)
  • Fixed monthly contributions not being reflected on Brave Rewards widget. (#8467)
  • Fixed notification icon incorrectly displaying on rewards icon in URL bar after claiming grants from rewards panel. (#8239)
  • Fixed incorrect message being displayed on panel and tip banner in certain cases. (#8512)
  • Fixed persistent Brave ads service errors on startup. (#8138)
  • Fixed embedded maps not loading on certain websites by adding fingerprinting exception for both https://public.tableau.com and https://www.arcgis.com. (#8902
  • Fixed sync crash when multiple bookmarks have the same object id. (#8358)
  • Fixed several cases where sync would hang the browser. (#7986)
  • Fixed ad service crash when migrating to new database. (#8132)
  • Fixed extra whitespace on https://www.dia.net.au. (#6190)
  • Fixed widget remove option on New Tab Page using light theme when dark theme was selected. (#6395)
  • Fixed “Show Sponsored Images” toggle being reset from off to on when re-enabling “Show Background Image”. (#8552)
  • Fixed shields defaulting to advanced view by default for new profiles. (#8533)
  • Fixed shields settings not being cleared via brave://settings/clearBrowserData dialog when selecting time range other than “All time”. (#8231)
  • Fixed custom adblock rules not allowing cosmetic filters. (#4348)
  • Fixed Widevine not working without a page refresh in certain cases. (#4646)
  • Fixed brave://wallet alias not being displayed in URL when looking up ENS or suspicious websites in certain cases. (#8524)
Does the Sync option come back in this release? thanks
 

oldschool

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oldschool

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Note: I previously posted this to the wrong thread.

Latest Brave stable release. Enjoy!

Version 1.8.86 Chromium: 81.0.4044.129 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Download Brave for Desktop

Release Notes V1.8.86
  • Added Binance widget to the New Tab Page. (#9118)
  • Added support for referral background images and top sites on the New Tab Page. (#8218)
  • Added the ability to import extensions from Chrome. (#7974)
  • Added “Customize” text to the New Tab Page dashboard settings icon. (#4930)
  • Enhanced privacy by farbling convertToBlob. (#8682)
  • Updated text for “Device recognition” to “Fingerprinting” on Brave Shields panel and brave://settings/shields. (#7949)
  • Updated category text on ads history panel from “untargeted” to “general”. (#6553)
  • Improved publisher list load time. (#9376)
  • Improved top site tiles on the New Tab Page. (#2971)
  • Switched from “Prebake Cookie” to “Easylist Cookie” list. (#5318)
  • Removed ability to import data from legacy Brave (muon). (#7403)
  • Removed autoplay allow list to match Chromium behavior. (#8408)
  • Disabled ScrollToTextFragment. (#8342)
  • Fixed Brave ads server retry logic running into an infinite loop in certain cases causing performance issues. (#7226)
  • Fixed issue where attention percentage would display as zero on rewards panel. (#8463)
  • Fixed inability to import passwords from Chrome on Windows. (#3674)
  • Fixed crash when enabling IPFS on Linux. (#7325)
  • Fixed multiple web compatibility issues related to fingerprinting protection. (#8858,#8855)
  • Fixed inability to use Twitter in certain cases when “Cross-site cookies blocked” is selected from Brave Shields. (#9337)
  • Fixed missing translation on the New Tab Page title. (#9169)
  • Upgraded Chromium to 81.0.4044.129. (#9493)
 
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blackice

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Based on the posts here it seems they are very fast at keeping up with the latest Chromium builds. I would say this keeps this browser pretty secure.

Side note: One of the most annoying things about the modern internet is if you try to search for info about the security of a browser/vpn/OS/anything else internet connected you get a bunch of information about PRIVACY, not security. They are not the same thing. Something can be very secure but not as private (Chrome), and something can be more private but not as secure (Firefox, supposedly). The conflations of these terms is a problem.
 

oldschool

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Brave latest update. Enjoy!

Version 1.8.90 Chromium: 81.0.4044.129 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Desktop
Release Notes V1.8.90
  • Added Memo ID for applicable assets in the Binance widget. (#9535)
  • [Security] Fixed an out-of-bound read crash in the renderer process. (#9552)
  • Fixed incorrect Safe Browsing label in brave://settings/privacy. (#9266)
  • Fixed deposit addresses and QR codes not being displayed for all assets in the Binance widget. (#9250)
  • Fixed inability to toggle off referral background images on brave://settings/themes. (#9515)
Download Brave
 

oldschool

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Here's a post from the Brave Community:


I’ve been using Brave for about 7-8 months now. I am using Brave on Linux Mint 19.2 on a Dell Latitude E5430 laptop.
I would describe myself as a “power user”.
Here are the things that I like about Brave Browser:
1 Speed. I’m coming to Brave from Firefox, which I have been using since it was called Phoenix. It used to be slim and fast, but as time went on, it became more and more bloated and lethargic. It is the complete opposite for Brave. Brave is snappy and responsive. When you click to open it, it opens immediately.
2 Extensibility. Very convenient to use Chrome extensions, as there are analogues for pretty much every extension that I used on Firefox, if the actual ones aren’t available.
3 Looks. The browser just looks modern and mostly well thought out. It has a great feel to it. The daily artwork is a nice touch. I like having the clock come up on the homepage. Very nice.
4 Shields. The great thing about Shields is, it doesn’t trip the “adblocker installed” warning on very many websites. Yet, it still blocks ads on those sites. Genius.
All of these features and qualities are AWESOME, but if I could improve anything about Brave, these are the things that I would work on.
1 No way to open bookmarks with a single click. Yes, I realize that you can probably do it with a key combination. When I’m “mousing”, I don’t want to take my hands off the mouse. When I’m keyboarding, I don’t want to take my hands off the keyboard. Transitioning from one input method to another is kludgy and inconvenient. IMHO, keyboard shortcuts for simple things actually interfere with the flow of tasks that I am working on.
Here’s the really head-scratching part…I can BOOKMARK a site with a single click. but then I have to click TWICE to get to what I just bookmarked.
If I were to guess, I’d say that people ACCESS bookmarks more than they CREATE bookmarks. For example, today I’ve accessed my bookmarks several times but haven’t made a single new bookmark. So why is it easier to CREATE a bookmark than it is to USE one? It doesn’t make sense.
There’s already a button there for bookmarks. Why can’t that button open a menu with an option to create a new bookmark at the top, and a list of your bookmarks below? ...


Continue reading here

Oldschool's note: Also my #1 feature request: Bookmark icon like in Edge as he explains above.
 

HarborFront

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Just spotted this good news in a Brave post about Android:

"We’re working on support for extensions in the future on Android, which would allow you to take advantage of the user-script approach mentioned by @fanboynz earlier. If you should need any further assistance, do not hesitate to reach out."
They have been talking of this for a long time and with the Kiwi browser now open-sourced still don't understand why they have yet to release the android version with extension support. FI, the Kiwi browser was developed by a single developer. I maybe wrong. I believe Brave has a team of people working on it
 
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