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Brave browser's partial whitelisting of facebook explained..
« on: March 03, 2020, 01:12:41 PM »
Read: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/02/12/privacy-browser-braves-user-concern-over-facebook-whitelist/

No-body will save us from end-users' self-insisted dependance on Facebook & Whatsapp. Yep, you have been made addicted to it.

Facebook did not even hand back a complete user data survey: https://privacyinternational.org/long-read/3372/no-facebooks-not-telling-you-everything

No one seems really interested. It means completely free America for Big Data Grabbers Consolidated.
But there are a lot of concerned end-users, like

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Re: Brave browser's partial whitelisting of facebook explained..
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2020, 12:59:37 AM »
It seems the whitelist was created to keep from breaking websites. Certain Chrome and Firefox extensions will break websites if setup incorrectly. uBlock Origin has a predefined whitelist. NoScript uses a predefined trusted list. Blocking scripts in browsers can be frustrating and ruin your browsing experience. I don't like spending a lot of time trying to figure it out, anymore.


https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/facebook-twitter-trackers-whitelisted-by-brave-browser/


https://brave.com/script-blocking-exceptions-update/
« Last Edit: March 04, 2020, 01:22:13 AM by Charyb »

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Re: Brave browser's partial whitelisting of facebook explained..
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2020, 01:46:48 AM »
I think that given most brave browser users have chosen it specifically on the privacy, etc are likely not to like this change.

Whilst I don't use the brave browser, I do use uBlock Origin and uMatrix in Firefox and at times that could break some pages/websites. 

That however means I need to allow some permissions to see some of the data or the page.  That is a price I pay for that level of protection, so I don't think that brave users would be any different.  They could temporarily or permanently allow a site or parts of a site or 3rd party site content.
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Re: Brave browser's partial whitelisting of facebook explained..
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2020, 01:49:40 PM »
Hi DavidR,

Agree with you there (as usual  ;)) when using uBlock Origin and uMatrix always go for "the minimal to function properly"
web-page settings. That is giving you the best all round protection you could get. 

Additionally always check a first time destination without actually going there (through a 3rd party cold recon scan of sorts)
So before actually opening the website in your browser and venturing out there.

Some very wise words in English say: "Curiosity killed the cat" and the browser end-user as such.  ;D

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