Brave has always stood out for having functions to block trackers, among other elements, so that it shares less personal data, which is to the benefit of our privacy. Now, facing the next arrival of Brave Browser 1.30, the developers have commented on the official blog of the company some of the news regarding the privacy functions of Brave.
New security measures in Brave 1.30
For the new version Brave Browser 1.30 the company intends to change the logic of the browser when blocking content. This tool, called Brave Shields, that is included by default in the browser is responsible for blocking resources using the information of collective origin collected by “EasyList”, “EasyPrivacy”, “Block Origin”, among others.
This tool is configured by default at a standard level, with basic protections such as fingerprint protection and automatic updates on connections from HTTP to HTTPS. From next version 1.30By default, Brave will not enforce source filter list blocking, but it will continue to block third-party resources just like the current standard mode.
This change has been implemented thanks to the protection improvements in Brave that allow limiting the tracking of source resources, as well as the need to reduce the number of times that browser users need to deactivate the Brave Shields function in order to access some websites and be able to use certain functions in them. In this way, by disabling Brave Shields the browser content blocking, all the resources of the website can be loaded.
If you lower the blocking, how do you improve privacy?
We may wonder how the Brave developers intend to improve privacy when precisely the automatic blocking that is activated by default in the browser is going to be reduced. Well, on the one hand, the number of times that users will have to disable Shields feature, which could lead to forgetting to reactivate the protection later.
Similarly, Brave developers indicate that there is not much benefit when it comes to privacy when it comes to blocking part of the content of a website. This happens because the site already knows the IP address and other browser protection features that offer privacy protection against other forms of tracking.
These changes will only be applicable to users who use the default lock included in the browser and will be visible in the next update, Brave Browser 1.30. For those users who prefer to keep the previous blocking level, they will be allowed to change the blocking level to a more aggressive one equivalent to the one currently in use.