I have both old and new versions of Brave installed. If I use the old version on youtube, it usually takes them a long time before the “creepy” suggestions start popping up, obviously based on tracking the types of videos I watch. I’m happy with that, I have learnt ways to mitigate this when I see it occurring. To my horror, if I access youtube using the new version, I am fingerprinted on the opening page. It’s scary - I have also tested by accessing through multiple VPNs from multiple countries. Same result. My configs in brave and my network stack are almost at paranoid point, with much of the Internet unusable (blocked off all goog and fb servers, including associated companies, captcha, servers registered under different names, everything). Config for the new version was imported from the old version.
Even more creepy: I can access youtube from both browsers on the same machine at the same time, and get this same result. New version allows them to track me immediately. While the old version just keeps on rockin.
Why would this be?