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Old 05-24-2020, 12:13 PM   #1
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Something wrong with Brave browser and I've stopped using it


On multiple machines, Brave has started adding cookies that I can't delete. I've deleted and purged the installs and re-installed, but a few days later there are cookies for google, microsoft, sometimes wordpress, that can't be deleted. And I couldn't figure out why they were there even with all cookies off.

Brave Community is full of un-addressed threads on this, with no answers that I could find.

They've lost my trust.

Back to FF, and now going to look at Flashpeak-Slimjet - it has tons of security settings, so we'll see how well they work. Anybody know of any bad stuff about this browser?
 
Old 05-24-2020, 12:26 PM   #2
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I'm curious. Why couldn't you delete those cookies? You couldn't even delete the cookie database as root? How does brave store its cookies? It it a SQL database file, a .json file, a text file?

I've never used it. It has a lot of depends
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/brave/
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/brave-bin/
https://brave.com/
 
Old 05-24-2020, 02:44 PM   #3
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None of the delete functions in Settings would get rid of all the cookies. I never thought of root-deleting the cookie database - but I don't know where it is.
And even with a fresh install, without any previous user info, these cookies started showing up again.
Not worth the effort or the need to keep checking up on it.
 
Old 05-24-2020, 03:34 PM   #4
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I'll admit I never really trusted Brave. Any browser that specifically blocks from installing good blockers (ublock origin/umatrix), includes a "dumbed down" blocker and partners with advertisers to deliver unblockable ads to it's browser just screams "worst security ever" to me.
 
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Old 05-25-2020, 02:17 AM   #5
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^ same here, and it isn't a new complaint either.

If you're interested, maybe start with reading Brave browser's wikipedia page.
 
Old 06-07-2020, 11:10 AM   #6
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Brave shoots own foot again

Found this today:
https://davidgerard.co.uk/blockchain...filiate-codes/

Seems they have become delusional about who's the user and what's the product.
Too much smoke around this browser to believe there's no fire.

Last edited by binkyd; 06-07-2020 at 11:12 AM.
 
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Old 06-12-2020, 04:03 PM   #7
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Mmm this does not spell well for that browser. Even if half of it is true..
 
  


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