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Facebook, Twitter Trackers Whitelisted by Brave Browser

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The Brave Browser promotes itself on being built from the ground up to provide enhanced privacy to its users. Yet, users voiced concern today after finding a section of the browser's source code that shows tracking scripts for Facebook and Twitter are whitelisted so that they are not blocked by the browser.

According to the Brave Browser's feature list, unwanted trackers and ads will be blocked by the browser.

This afternoon, users posted to Y Combinator's Hacker News that the protection in Brave browser does not block tracking scripts from hostnames associated with Facebook and Twitter

This is shown by the source code for the tracking_protection_service.h file that contains a comment informing that a tracking protection white_list variable was created as a "Temporary hack which matches both browser-laptop and Android code".

This whitelist variable is associated with code in thetracking_protection_service.ccfile that adds various Facebook and Twitter hostnames to the...(continued)

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