spaceoctopus

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The Brave Browser promotes itself on being built from the ground up to provide enhanced privacy to its users. Yet, users voiced concern today after finding a section of the browser's source code that shows tracking scripts for Facebook and Twitter are whitelisted so that they are not blocked by the browser.
 

upnorth

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The code to whitelist Facebook's hostnames was added over 3 years ago according to this commit and currently only has a priority rating of P5 on Brave's list of open issues.
 

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This is definitely not cool. I’ve passed on the adblocking/tracking feature and use Nano. I've uninstalled Brave from my IPad, and I'm going to dish out a ration on the Brave Community. I am quite sure I will not be alone. They're going to take a big hit on this, especially after their aggressive ad campaign vs other browsers.
 

Arequire

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This is definitely not cool. I’ve passed on the adblocking/tracking feature and use Nano. I've uninstalled Brave from my IPad, and I'm going to dish out a ration on the Brave Community. I am quite sure I will not be alone. They're going to take a big hit on this, especially after their aggressive ad campaign vs other browsers.
It's false. They haven't whitelisted trackers, they've whitelisted scripts needed for the SDKs that allow Facebook/Twitter functionality on third-party sites via social icons/widgets.
 
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oldschool

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This is why it's always best not to look at the tile of an article and automatically take a conclusion from it :p. Always best to look at any links on the article to see what else you can find!

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I read the article, as well as the reddit link, and I may not be clear on my take. If they aren’t blocking social widgets, they are still allowing tracking (via the widgets). Yes? Someone please expand on this and clarify. I like Brave and don’t wish to start bashing it.
 

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oldschool

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"... if you don't click on the widget, you don't get tracked as far as we know, ... " (my italics) This does not sound like certainty to me, and is at odds with what I have read elsewhere, maybe on Gorhill and other places. I will take this clarification with a grain of salt. I suppose all we are certain of is that things generally are uncertain in this world. Thanks for digging deeper.