Description of the issue:
How can this issue be reproduced?
- Clean install Arch Linux, Openbox, DE
yay(or presumably other helper)
braveand immediately configure, including restore saved passwds (.csv) and bookmarks
- Add extensions:
- Ensure “startpage” is set as default search engine
continue to use “Startpage” for all my searches, exactly as I have done always (and which still works on Firefox)
Brave Version( check
Version 1.7.92 Chromium: 80.0.3987.163 (Official Build) unknown (64-bit)
Startpage search still works fine from FIrefox. I’m a little alarmed by the message that now greets me if I try to search from
brave, particularly as I filled in their embedded email form yesterday and submitted it, hoping I’d get unblocked, but of course they may never! Full message is below. Please note, I DO NOT, I repeat NOT!! use/do anything at all that could be considered in any way suspicious. I don’t use a VPN, I know what screen scraping is, just about, but have not and would not do it.
Full message reads as follows:
We apologize for the inconvenience: to prevent possible abuse of the Startpage.com service, your Internet connection has been prevented from accessing it at this time.
This happens when a large number of search requests are received from one’s Internet connection in a short amount of time – for example, if you are using “screen-scraping” software, or if you are sharing a connection with many people, perhaps through a proxy service.
Otherwise, if you have received this message in error, please help us in investigation by providing following information:
- Are you using TOR or other anonymous proxies?
- Do you have special browser configuration or extensions?
- Are you using VPN?
- Are you using a company network?
We will seek to refine and correct this whenever possible. Thank you for your patience.