I continue to run into problems with Brave’s all-or-nothing approach to Shields, and would like to know what the status is on developing finer-grained controls.
Today’s example: Yahoo Mail has started soft-walling access if ads are blocked. I don’t mind turning off enough blockers to allow ads through for this site, but I want to continue blocking trackers, etc. With Brave Shields, this is impossible.
I’d rather not install another ad/cookie/tracker blocking extension on top of what Brave has built in, but that appears to be my only choice if I want to keep using Brave.
I know this has come up before, but those conversations seem to have petered out, and the proposed solutions (“allow once”) don’t really address the problem.
Ideally, for me anyway, Brave Shields would work like Ghostery — with the option of fine-grained, clearly categorized in layman’s terms (unlike uBlock Origin, et al), lists of blocked elements that can be turned on/off by the user.
Built-in Shields are fantastic, and one of my primary reasons for Brave being my daily driver, but the all-or-nothing approach, while it was OK while Brave was still in its early stages, needs to mature to where users can protect themselves while choosing which elements to allow.