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W3C holds events and creates opportunities at TPAC 2016, Lisbon in September

W3C is creating numerous opportunities and events this year during the TPAC 2016 week in Lisbon, Portugal, 19-23 September 2016: Monday Developer Meetup (Web Payment demo, a11y, Webauthn, Flexbox, IndieWeb, etc.) Tuesday breakfast with CEO Jeff Jaffe for W3C group Chairs Technical Plenary Day breakout sessions (Read and submit breakout topics in wiki) Publishing Community […]
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Perspectives on security research, consensus and W3C Process

Linux Weekly News published a recent story called “Encrypted Media Extensions and exit conditions”, Cory Doctorow followed by publishing “W3C DRM working group chairman vetoes work on protecting security researchers and competition”. While the former is a more accurate account of the status, we feel obligated to offer corrections and clarifications to the latter, and […]
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Exciting Opportunity at TPAC 2016

The time since the last TPAC meeting has flown by and we’re in the process of putting the finishing touches on TPAC 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal.   During the meeting in Sapporo we ran an experimental Demo Area.  While that was very successful we decided to expand on that idea and have an Exhibition Area in […]
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Invitation to upcoming GIPO sessions at EuroDIG

I participate in GIPO (Global Internet Policy Observatory), to help frame the dialog on Internet Governance, and in the context of the upcoming European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) taking place in Brussels on 9-10 June 2016, a number of sessions will be devoted to GIPO with experts and interested stakeholders. I’ll be there! You may […]
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HTTPS and the Semantic Web/Linked Data

In short, keep writing “http:” and trust that the infrastructure will quietly switch over to TLS (https) whenever both client and server can handle it. Meanwhile, let’s try to get SemWeb software to be doing TLS+UIR+HSTS and be as secure as modern browsers. Sandro Hawke As we hope you’ve noticed, W3C is increasing the security […]
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HTML Media Extensions to continue work

The HTML Media Extensions Working Group was extended today until the end of September 2016. As part of making video a first class citizen of the Web, an effort started by HTML5 itself in 2007, W3C has been working on many extension specifications for the Open Web Platform: capturing images from the local device camera, […]
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