Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Anti-harassment/Deal with Google Chrome User-Agent deprecation/Proposal

  • Problem: Google Chrome, the most widely used browser on the internet, will soon start limiting the information it includes on HTTP requests about the client (also known as the user-agent string). User-agent, along with IP address, is an important piece of data used by CheckUsers to fight sockpuppetry.
  • Proposed solution: See phab:T242825
  • Who would benefit: All projects in which CUs are run and a substantial group of users edit from internet providers who own wide IP ranges and frequently hop the user's IP within this broad range (which I understand is more common in developing countries than in some developed countries like the US in which static IPs are more common).
  • More comments: This is already on people's radar, but submitting it here, on behalf of the CU community, is an attempt to bring it up the list of priorities.
  • Phabricator tickets: phab:T242825
  • Proposer: Huji (talk) 21:34, 17 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]