Category Archives: W3C

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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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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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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W3C Fellow for XBRL and the Semantic Web

JustSystems have kindly agreed to sponsor me as a W3C Fellow for work on XBRL and the Semantic Web. XBRL gives precise semantics to financial reports and has the backing of financial institutions around the world. There is tremendous potential … Continue reading

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Web Science and link rot, a way forward

We are all used to the way in which bookmarks and links stop working as websites come and go, or as organizations feel the need for a change. Is there anything that can be done to reduce link rot, especially … Continue reading

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Exposing device capabilities to web applications

There is huge potential for mobile web applications that can access device capabilities from client-side scripts. There has been a lot of work on J2ME APIs for Java based applications, but we lack standards for exposing local device capabilities to … Continue reading

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