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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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First Public Working Drafts for Web of Things

There is widespread agreement on the huge potential for exploiting connected sensors and actuators, but such devices vary considerably in their capabilities and communication technologies. This makes it challenging to create services involving devices from different vendors and using different standards. The Web of Things seeks to reduce the costs and risks for developing such […]
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Check out Web Payments Demos @ Money20/20

Please join me on Monday, 23 October at Money20/20, where my colleagues from Google, Mastercard, and Airbnb will demonstrate how to streamline online checkout using new Web standards from W3C. In our session, Zach Koch (Google) will highlight new browser features to accelerate checkout. James Anderson (Mastercard) will show how native mobile applications could integrate […]
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Program for W3C Publishing Summit Announced

The program for the inaugural W3C Publishing Summit (taking place November 9-10, 2017 in the San Francisco Bay Area) has just been announced. The program will feature keynotes from Internet pioneer and futurist Tim O’Reilly and Adobe CTO Abhay Parasnis. along with dozens of other speakers and panelists who will showcase and discuss how web technologies […]
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“Fixing the Web” with Jeff Jaffe, Brewster Kahle and Steven Gordon

On 14 July 2017, W3C CEO Jeff Jaffe (MIT ’76) was featured as part of an MIT Alumni Association Panel “Fixing the Web” with Brewster Kahle, (’82) Founder and Digital Librarian, Internet Archive and Steven Gordon (’75), Professor of IT Management, Babson College. When talking about the history of the Web and Tim Berners-Lee, Jeff noted that after […]
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Major Milestones for Publishing@W3C

The new Publishing@W3C activity was formed in February 2017 when W3C finalized our combination with IDPF (the International Digital Publishing Forum). Over the last four months there’s been a ton of progress. The new Publishing Business Group, the focal point for discussing overall requirements and issues, is up and running, with a kick-off meeting in […]
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