- The crypto-friendly browser Brave has been autocompleting several websites with an affiliate link.
- Brendan Eich, CEO of Brave, has addressed the issue.
Privacy-centered browser Brave has been found to be autocompleting several websites with a referral code, according to a twitter user, and later confirmed by CEO Brendan Eich.
Soon after, Brendan Eich took to Twitter and addressing the incident. The executive noted that “we made a mistake, we’re correcting.” The CEO reaffirmed that it was a mistake, and they are focusing on correcting their error.
Eich has also provided clarity on why the browser was autocompleting in the first place.
“The autocomplete default was inspired by search query clientid attribution that all browsers do, but unlike keyword queries, a typed-in URL should go to the domain named, without any additions.”
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