Google’s Controversial Web Environment Integrity Proposal Raises Concerns Among Internet Users
Google’s recent proposition, the Web Environment Integrity Explainer, has sparked heated discussions across the internet, leaving many worried about the future of the web. Authored by four Google employees and hosted on a GitHub page, the proposal introduces the concept of a website requesting a token to verify key facts about the user’s device and browser session, ostensibly to establish trust and grant access.
The suggested Web Environment Integrity API would enable web servers to assess the authenticity of a user’s device. The goal, according to the authors, is to provide an “IntegrityToken” to users whose environments pass an “environment attestation” test, confirming that their systems are unmodified and secure.