Author Archives: dsr

About dsr

I am a member of the [ W3C] Team working on assignment from [ JustSystems]. For more details see my [ personal page].

Beyond 3D printing

3D printers are very much in vogue and used for everything from spectacle frames to jet engine components. They work by building up a 3D form one thin layer at a time. A variety of materials can be used depending … Continue reading

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Anonymous credentials in the browser

Identity matters!  In everyday life we present different “faces” to different people according to the social context, e.g. family, personal, and professional. Our online life is the same, and our privacy depends on keeping these different faces compartmentalized. To support … Continue reading

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My personal space

There is intense interest currently in Apple’s success with a walled market for apps you install locally on the device. Developers get a route to market, and Apple helps with monetization in return for a substantial share in the money. … Continue reading

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Machine Interpretable Privacy Policies — A fresh take on P3P

W3C’s Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) was published as a W3C Recommendation in July 2002. It defines a machine interpretable format for websites to express their privacy practices, but failed to live up to its initial promise. One factor behind … Continue reading

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New directions for natural language systems

In my spare time I am working on a project to explore the potential for a new generation of natural language systems, inspired by what could be done with a fusion of computational linguistics, cognitive science and symbolic reasoning. This … Continue reading

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Privacy Dashboard

Have you ever wondered what information is being collected as you browse the Web? The Privacy Dashboard is a Firefox extension that enables you to see some of the practices that websites are using, e.g. whether they include 3rd party … Continue reading

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W3C Model-Based UI Workshop Report

The report from the W3C Workshop on Future Standards for Model-Based User Interfaces is now available. The workshop took place in central Rome on 13-14 May 2010, and focused on ideas for making it easier to create Web applications that … Continue reading

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Beyond Facebook, a world of opportunity

Facebook continues to attract lots of criticism with its evolving privacy policies. Its success in attracting users shows the importance of social networks, but I have seen relatively little discussion as to which features people really value, and explorations of … Continue reading

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Ecosystem for investors, upcoming workshop

As the W3C Team lead for financial data and the Semantic Web, I am looking at how the Web is changing the way investors assess the value of companies. Public companies worldwide are required to file regular reports setting out … Continue reading

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New Directions for Privacy and Identity Management

I recently joined the PrimeLife Project which is funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme. It aims to bring sustainable privacy and identity management to future networks and services, and builds upon the former Prime Project. Privacy is something … Continue reading

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