If anything this issue will probably only get worse due to the team moving Brave from Muon and Chromium, to just Chromium but maybe that detection is a configurable part of Chromium. On the website as well, it’s stated that the fix to most of these things is blocking scripts which Brave can do without the need for an extension.
I do find two things very worrying though for Brave: @eljuno @laurenwags
- Robin’s website is able to find my location via the google maps API without having brave ask for my permission which is a bit confusing as it’s never not asked me (I never let google see my location ).
- Also I visited the site originally with my normal Fingerprinting settings (block 3rd party) but then tried with Block all and was disappointed to find it didn’t change anything.
a. When I click Block All Scripts, a web page breaks because Brave is blocking all those scripts it uses. It’s awesome and does as it says. While I wouldn’t use it often, it still does as advertised.
b. I wouldn’t mind so much if turning on block all fingerprinting tore through a site, as long as it at least does as advertised. A Block All Fingerprinting button that doesn’t let you block yourself from fingerprinting is a bit confusing for the end user.
Also to @BOB-vagene as well, Brave will soon be implementing Tor tabs in the browser, and I’m interested in seeing how these tabs do against the actual Tor Browser. Are you a heavy user of Tor? If so, and you’re not already, you should join the discord in case the devs ever need to run a test candidate by someone with experience.