Brave, Vivaldi and Mozilla reject Google's WEI

Google's recent proposal for the Web Environment Integrity API has sparked controversy between developers and web companies. Many argue that it gives Google too much control over access to the web.

Google's new API will allow websites to locate information about the operating system, the browser and other software of a user to determine whether the browser environment is “trusted”.toxic google

Brave CEO Brendan Eich complained public API, calling it "garbage that Google puts in Chromium". Vivaldi engineer Julien Picalausa, also opposed the proposal, warning that it gives unlimited power to certain entities and goes against the principles of an open web.

Mozilla engineer Brian Grinstead, echoed those concerns, stating that the proposal "contradicts our principles".

Η διαμάχη γύρω από το API υπογραμμίζει την επιρροή που ασκεί η Google στα πρότυπα ιστού μέσω της κυριαρχίας της στη ανάπτυξη του προγράμματος περιήγησης Chromium.

Most browsers are now based on Chromium, and some argue that Google already has too much unilateral control over the web platform. This could lead Brave, Vivaldi or others to drop Chromium, or Google services and APIs.

The potential risks of the Web Environment Integrity API are not limited to the concentration of power in the hands of a few major companies. It also raises privacy and security concerns, as users could be forced to reveal sensitive information about the settings of the software and hardware they use.

Furthermore as we mentioned in an earlier post, το API θα μπορούσε να χρησιμοποιηθεί για τον περιορισμό της πρόσβασης σε συγκεκριμένους ιστότοπους ή υπηρεσίες, δημιουργώντας ένα web δύο επιπέδων όπου ορισμένοι χρήστες δεν θα έχουν πρόσβαση σε συγκεκριμένο .

It's still possible that Google will reconsider its proposal and address community concerns. The Best Technology Site in Greecefgns

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