Posted by Herbie | in brave

They're all Amazon affiliate links which I understand they do but I can't blocklist these ads because they're embedded into the software. Ex: right click, copy URL = a data:image/jpg;base64 URL.

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dontvisitmyintentions said ()

Disable "Brave Today" entirely and they go away. You can always subscribe to those other sites' feeds in a real feed reader.

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Herbie OP said ()

To be clear I just want to block the domain that downloads these images to my Brave homepage. I know that the text will still be there.

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Rambler said ()

I'm not certain it is possible since it's likely hard coded into the browser and pulling those images direct from Amazon.

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RAMBLE1 said () (edited )

You can block the url address at the host level. Your PC wont be able to make connection with that/these url's.

  • file location /etc/host
  • You probably don't need to restart anything, unless there is a temporary cache of the DNS somewhere. To restart networking and clear the DNS cache on Debian and Ubuntu: 'sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart'
  • You'll find more info here under 'What is a hosts file'
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spc50 said () (edited )

Pretty sure those are funny and sneaky ads done as a base 64 work around :)

Doubt going to block them with domain lookups. Have to isolate which domain to start which might prove to be rather complicated.

Those ads go in like this:

"data:image/jpg;base64,"

Their affiliate link (end destination URL) is: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084KQFNBX?tag=bravesoftware-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1&language=en_US&currency=USD

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