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Category Archives: Privacy and Security

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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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CAPTCHA Wide Review Draft Published

Today the Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group, with the assistance of its Research Questions Task Force (RQTF), has published another draft update to the W3C Note “Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA”, first published in 2005: http://www.w3.org/TR/turingtest We thank the community for comments provided on earlier drafts of this document. Your comments have helped us improve our […]
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Privacy Anti-Patterns in Standards

The Web suffers from large scale, frequent, and often invisible privacy violations. These pervasive privacy problems threaten the Web’s ability to serve as a preeminent application platform and information distribution system. W3C’s Privacy Interest Group (PING) has been seeing several patterns in web standards that are harmful to Web Privacy. Though each of these occur […]
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W3C Strategic Highlights: Web for All (Security, Privacy, Identity)

(This post is part of a series recapping the October 2018 W3C Strategic Highlights and includes some updates since that report.) This has been an exciting year for Web privacy and security activities at W3C: W3C held workshops to address the privacy, security, and usability challenges presented by powerful hardware sensors, device capabilities, and APIs (Permissions and User […]
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