Category Archives: Privacy and Security

EPUB 3.3 is now in CR

The EPUB 3 Working Group is pleased to announce that three of our documents have now progressed to Candidate Recommendation: EPUB 3.3, EPUB 3.3 Reading Systems, and EPUB Accessibility 1.1. We encourage implementers to review the specifications and test. EPUB 3.3 EPUB 3.3 is completely backwards compatible with previous versions of EPUB 3, meaning that […]

Privacy Interest Group (PING) 2021 year in review and thank yous

PING 2021 Year in Review PING performed 24 privacy reviews in 2021 and provided guidance on several other APIs. PING privacy reviews resulted in privacy improvements in proposed specifications. Some examples include: Payment Request API: The specification identifies the potential for sites to use the API for tracking instead of payments and recommends requiring users’ consent as […]

W3C co-signs the Global Encryption Day Statement

Today marks the inaugural Global Encryption Day. We are proud to be among the signatories of the Global Encryption Day Statement in support of strong encryption, organized by the Global Encryption Coalition (of which we are members). Strong encryption is a critical technology that helps keep people, their information, and communications private and secure. It […]

Security and Privacy for our times

To address the evolving threats to users’ security and privacy online, the W3C Technical Architecture Group and the Privacy Interest Group have updated the Security and Privacy Questionnaire so that developers of web features consider and mitigate modern threats to users as they design their features. The goal of the document is to provide a […]

Updated Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA Note Published

Today the Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group, with the assistance of its Research Questions Task Force (RQTF), has published “Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA,” as a Working Group Note: https://www.w3.org/TR/turingtest/ First published in 2005, today’s 2.0 publication extensively updates the earlier version to bring our analysis and recommendations up to date with CAPTCHA practice today. CAPTCHA […]

Adding another permission? Questions and suggestions

So, you’re thinking of adding a new permission prompt to the Web platform? Specification authors and feature designers may find this list of questions useful to think through. This was inspired by discussions at the W3C Workshop on Permissions and User Consent held last September in San Diego. A full workshop report is available from […]