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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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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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Updated “Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA” Draft for Wide Review

Today the Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group, with extensive assistance from its Research Questions Task Force (RQTF), published a second draft update to the W3C Note “Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA“. This widely accessed publication from 2005 was first updated in a draft published in July 2018. APA and RQTF greatly appreciate the many comments received […]
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Strategic Highlights, what W3C has done — and where we’re heading

W3C’s work enables the Web to scale to meet the new challenges and opportunities while selected technologies and features continue to give way to incredible core innovation once again. Next week W3C will host its annual Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee meeting in Lyon, France at which our CEO, Jeff Jaffe, will present our Strategic […]
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Reflections on the EME debate

For the past several years we have engaged in one of the most divisive debates in the history of the W3C Community. This is the debate about whether W3C should release the Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) Recommendation without requiring that vendors provide a covenant that protects security and interoperability researchers. This debate is an offshoot […]
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W3C Strategic Highlights for Spring 2017 and Advisory Committee Meeting

W3C held its annual meeting late April in Beijing. The theme of the meeting was “Vision for W3C“. During the meeting we released the W3C Strategic Highlights for Spring 2017, a comprehensive report of W3C’s vision and focus; had informative discussions from industry presenters and keynote speakers, heard about priorities of the W3C Advisory Board […]
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On EME in HTML5

The question which has been debated around the net is whether W3C should endorse the Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) standard which allows a web page to include encrypted content, by connecting an existing underlying Digital Rights Management (DRM) system in the underlying platform. Some people have protested “no”, but in fact I decided the actual logical […]
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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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