Brave Search got worse for Tor users

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This page needs WebAssembly to function.

Once a captcha challenge is solved, you can get access to Brave Search again without being subjected to our anti-bots measures, for a limited number of queries. The mechanism used to privately allow you to access Brave Search after solving a captcha challenge relies on WebAssembly. Unfortunately, we have detected that WebAssembly is currently not enabled in your browser.

Here are a few things you can do:

  • If you are using the Tor browser with its safer or safest security level, WebAssembly support is disabled and you will unfortunatelly not be able to access Brave Search after your request has been flagged as suspicious. We are actively working on ways to improve the experience of Tor users on Brave Search.
  • If you are using the Tor browser with its safest security level, you can selectively enable JavaScript on Brave Search via the noscript extension toggle then reload this page.
  • If the above does not match your situation, make sure that your browser supports JavaScript and that no extension is currently disabling JavaScript on Brave Search.

Not only TOR. I’m on a VPN, and tried to use Brave without JavaScript.

Epic fail. All other major search engines: Google Search, Bing, DuckDuckGo (both lite and HTML versions) — let me use them without JavaScript freely.

Oh, what news! Startpage finally works without JS (doesn’t require it anymore). No problems when using it without JS, as well.

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