Educating Future IT Professionals in Cybersecurity Is a Communal Task

Posted on December 17th, 2015

Image: Shutterstock, Mihai Simonia The OpenStand Principles promote the values of cooperation and collaboration as critical to the development of an open and thriving web. Where security is concerned, cooperation and collaboration help ensure that stakeholders on all sides of the development and application process can provide input receive due consideration, to maximize benefits for […]

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Open Standards Face Challenges in Era of Proprietary Ecosystems

Posted on December 9th, 2015

Image: Fast Company New devices continue to proliferate into even the most mundane corners of our everyday life, through mobile, wearable technology, smart-home and smart health devices. However, according to Fast Company tech blogger Ross Rubin, the proliferation of proprietary Android and IOS software and devices doesn’t always support an environment in which open standards […]

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The Trouble With Do Not Track—Will Open Standards Help?

Posted on December 3rd, 2015

Image: Shutterstock, ra2studio The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a leading standards development organization and affirming partner and signatory of the OpenStand Principles, recently unveiled a proposal that calls for ad networks and other companies to stop collecting data from users who have turned on do-not-track signals, except for auditing, security, debugging and frequency capping […]

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The Open Web Platform’s Future Hinges on Standards Innovation & Collaboration

Posted on November 18th, 2015

Image: Shutterstock, Minerva Studio How is the current generation of Internet technologies advancing the Open Web Platform? This is the question that W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) contributor Philippe le Hegaret recently sought to address in his Web Applications column. According to Hegaret, tremendous work is being done to advance the Web Platform but there […]

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ISOC Report Suggests Mobile Internet Is the Future of a Growing Web

Posted on November 11th, 2015

Image: Huffington Post In the early days of networked computing systems, connectivity was reserved to special research departments in government and academia. From these meager beginnings, the Internet expanded into a global resource that is today utilized by more than three billion people. The far-reach of Internet connectivity has proven to be a significant building […]

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W3C Unveils New Geofencing API Spec

Posted on October 21st, 2015

Image: Shutterstock, zayats-and-zayats Geofencing refers to the practice of using or creating a virtual perimeter that applies to a real-world geographic area. In terms of digital technology, geofencing can be used to control where objects are, and are not, allowed to go. For example, geofencing might be used to track packages that that are to […]

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World Standards Day 2015: Celebrate Collaboration and Innovation!

Posted on October 14th, 2015

Image: Shutterstock, Sergey Nivens It’s World Standards Day, and a good time to reflect upon the role standards play in our daily lives. As we referenced in this post, standards are of particular importance in how we communicate using technology. Therefore, it follows that the theme of this year’s World Standards Day is “The World’s […]

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Standards Opportunities: IETF on E2E Encryption for Communications

Posted on October 7th, 2015

Image: IETF As indelible parts of modern communication, email and real-time communications are unlikely to change significantly in the near future. As messaging capabilities expand across a proliferating number of devices and we find more ways to incorporate Internet-based communication into our daily lives, placing a priority on improving the security of Internet Communications should […]

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