W3C

One of the net's most important freedom canaries died the day the W3C greenlit web-wide DRM; what can we learn from the fight?

EFF's long, hard-fought campaign at the World Wide Web Consortium over its plan to standardize a universal DRM for the web was always a longshot, but …

Electronic Frontier Foundation

How we build real-time app using NodeJS and SocketIO

Users are increasingly enjoying instant access to information such as emails, messages in chat rooms, changes made by everyone for collaborative …

JavaScript

W3C: WebRTC 1.0 is now feature complete

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has announced Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) version 1.0 is now feature complete. The specification will …

Software

Get Responsive

Getting information on the go is now an everyday reality for most people in the US. According to the Pew Research Center, 77% of Americans own a …

Web Design

W3C's video DRM approval gives the impression that companies now run the organization

DRM

Netflix, Microsoft, and Google just quietly changed how the web works

The organization that sets standards for the web just failed to beat back a stupid, greedy technology.<p>This week the World Wide Web Consortium, the …

Technology

Boring, complex and important: the deadly mix that blew up the open web

On Monday, the World Wide Web Consortium published EME, a standard for locking up video on the web with DRM, allowing large corporate members to …

Cory Doctorow

Boring, complex and important: a recipe for the web's dire future

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has resigned from the W3C, the body responsible for governance of web standards. Cory Doctorow explains why<p>There …

Internet

EFF resigns from W3C in protest against Encrypted Media Extensions DRM standard

Digital rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has resigned from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) because of a move to standardize …

Privacy

World Wide Web Consortium abandons consensus, standardizes DRM with 58.4% support, EFF resigns

In July, the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium overruled dozens of members' objections to publishing a DRM standard without a compromise to …

Web Development

To the dismay of some, W3C approves digital rights management for Web browsers

Much to the dismay of some, the World Wide Web Consortium has approved a digital rights management standard for Hypertext Markup Language 5, the …

Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Fight Over DRM Standards for Streaming Video Is Over and Big Business Won

A fight over the future of video streaming has been brewing for years—and it finally came to a head today, with a major electronic privacy …

Streaming

EFF resigns from W3C in wake of EME DRM standardisation

Failure to protect researchers and abandonment of consensus has seen the digital rights organisation walk away from the W3C consortium.<p>The World Wide …

Privacy

EFF resigns from W3C after the standards org approved browser DRM despite lack of consensus

Democratic Republic of the Congo

DRM now a formal Web recommendation after protest vote fails

Anti-piracy and anti-copying protections are now formally part of the World Wide Web after an effort to vote down content controls at the WWW's …

Privacy

W3C DRM appeal fails, votes kept secret

Earlier this summer, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) — the organization responsible for defining the standards that make up the Web — decided to …

DRM

The EFF Withdraws from the W3C Over Support for DRM

Cory Doctorow, in an open letter from the EFF to the W3C:<p>In our campaigning on this issue, we have spoken to many, many members’ representatives who …

John Gruber

Bitcoin in the Browser: Google, Apple and More Move to Adopt Crypto-Compatible API

Developers at some of the top tech companies have created a browser API that could soon make it easier to buy goods and services online with …

Bitcoin

DRM in web standards creates new barriers to accessibility

The World Wide Web Consortium is pressing ahead with its project to standardize a DRM system for the web, without taking any legal steps to protect …

DRM

SEO Tips For Your Word Press Blog

To drive highly motivated prospects to your blog, here are some exciting tips<p>Content, Content and Content Again: You might find this over chewed, but …

SEO

Security researchers repeatedly warned Kids Pass about bad security, only to be ignored and blocked

Kids Pass is a service that offers discounts on family activities in the UK; their website makes several common -- and serious -- security problems …

Information Security

Defcon vote-hacking village shows that "secure" voting machines can be broken in minutes

Since the 2000 Bush-Gore election crisis and the hanging-chad controversy, voting machine vendors have been offering touchscreen voting machines as a …

Voting

Adobe’s Flash to be phased out in 2020

in San Francisco<p>Seven years after Steve Jobs publicly berated the widely used Flash internet media software, the late Apple co-founder is getting his …

Software

Security researcher arrested after he warns Hungarian transit company about their dumb mistake

A teenager discovered that the website of Budapesti Közlekedési Központ -- the public transit authority in Budapest -- would allow you to edit the …

Security

The world's libraries tell the W3C that DRM is bad for the web

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions is the respected global body representing libraries all over the world; in an …

Human Rights

W3C embraces DRM—puts itself on the wrong side of history

Last week, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)—the organization with the purpose of standardizing aspects of the "Web"—voted to endorse DRM on the …

Web Development

The W3C has overruled members' objections and will publish its DRM for videos

It's been nearly four months since the W3C held the most controversial vote in its decades-long history of standards-setting: a vote where …

Cory Doctorow

3 Accessibility Tips I Wish I’d Learned Sooner

Here are a three simple accessibility tips to keep in mind so you can create more inclusive and user friendly designs. But inclusive how? According …

Web Design

ADA in the Digital Age - Federal Court Strikes Down Inaccessible Website

For the first time, a federal district court has granted a verdict finding that a private-sector company violated Title III of the Americans with …

Law

EBU Rides Into Virtual Reality 'Wild West'

LONDON -- VR & AR World -- Virtual Reality (VR) is the "wild west" today, according to Paola Sunna, sound and multimedia researcher at the European …

Virtual Reality