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Pryvacybrowser Brave whitelists Facebook and Twitter trackers.
« on: February 11, 2019, 03:13:18 PM »
Sad but true, Brave 1.0 has now surrendered to particular American Global Big Tech trackingg.
Re: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19129309
Re: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/blob/master/app/trackingProtection.js#L21

What about the coming chromium API changes that will further frustrate genuine PHISHING and ad-blocking of sorts.
No bigger blocklisting than 30.000 while some phishing protection demands minimally 70.000. Only block or redirect.
Those are the Google developer's proposals. Bad for your and my general security.

No more uMatrix and/or Disconnect or uBlock Origin extension access to Google chrome and chromium forked browsers.

Yes, Google plans this for the near future, as too much users blocking hinders them in their core-income greed.
Especially when there is no alternative left out there but tor on tails.

All modern main browsers are now chromium forks or with such similar engines, Firefox included.

Google, facebook and amazon call the shots in browserland and online.
Watchdogs stay silent. The future looks bleak for end-user independence.

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Re: Pryvacybrowser Brave whitelists Facebook and Twitter trackers.
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 03:26:54 PM »
All modern main browsers are now chromium forks or with such similar engines, Firefox included.
Ermm, sorry Pol, but Firefox is certainly not chromium based..!!

-> https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/facebook-twitter-trackers-whitelisted-by-brave-browser/
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Re: Pryvacybrowser Brave whitelists Facebook and Twitter trackers.
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 05:16:47 PM »
Hi Asyn,

Agree that it is not exactly a chromium fork yet. But it already surrendered with the extension engine.
So the uniformity in developer land grows. Will Firefox survive the chromium comformaty mono-culture,
now also including Brave 1.0?

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