For the first time since I’ve been using Brave, a tracking cookie got through the brave browser.
I’m shocked and angry.
Never seen a tracking cookie appear for many years until just now. Why???
I’ve noticed Brave has changed and it’s no longer what it used to be. Image search has been removed and given a choice of using Bing or Google that tracks users. Download bar has changed (do not like it one bit, I prefer the old download bar that appears at the bottom of the browser with a “clear” button, instead of above the browser that I cannot clear at a click of a button.).
It has appears to me Brave sold out privacy for Google and Microsoft. I will be searching for a new browser that does not allow tracking and respects privacy. But that’ll be like looking for a needle in a haystack.
They track you through your DNS cache servers anyway. Not having an internet footprint is very suspect and something criminals do 24/7.
stealth mode is fine and understandable but not always and everyday. i use google sign in to interact with the world when i have to. Theres no way to avoid it and you really shouldnt try too.
Privacy and safety is just a simple illusion.
Keep going to believe that you are hidden behind a service/product made by brave, which bends over when is about the law, with an aggressive KYC.
The more you lie yourself, the more chances that you will suffer from Stockholm disease.
Same here, this browser is easily hackable and frankly I do not trust the people behind the scenes, mine was syncing to a device I do not own, I never synced myself or set up. I do not even own another device. I get a red asterisk before all web pages, where the lock should be. Even clearing cache and all cookies does not help. Changes from light to dark theme in spite of my settings. Just Not secure at all .
My statement States, there are tracking cookies that cannot be deleted. No matter clearing both cookies and cache, there is syncing, that I did not turn on-the background changes to dark despite my settings, there is a red warning asterisk instead of a lock for most websites despite having active and not expired credentials, I cannot import bookmarks no matter the steps I follow or directions, though export does work. I update the app regularly. Clearly as the other commenter stated security is a Big Issue, and really non existent- no matter the false platitudes you imply
Hello all. I am locking this post as it seems not to be productive in conversation. I do understand that there are varying levels of concern and understanding held by everyone here. Issues like changes to Search, especially with little notice, left room for misunderstandings and assumptions. That has been addressed on other topics and in replies by Brave staff, such as you can see at Image search bringing me to Bing or Google? - #4 by Mattches and https://brave.com/search-independence/
In regards to tracking cookies, nothing will ever be perfect. Brave is indeed much more secure than other browsers. OP even helped affirm to this in that it was the first time a tracking cookie got through in their years of using the browser. Reporting this issue and sharing things such as which sites used would be helpful, as the teams at Brave would be able to review the site and see if there’s anything more that can be done to strengthen Shields.
If any of you are concerned on security or privacy of the browser, I do first invite you to read more about a lot of the functionality that Brave has. One of the places to see more would be to check https://brave.com/privacy-updates/. I also invite you to create new a new topic with specific questions on how things work or sharing your direct concerns.