Image: IETF What does the standardization of web protocols have to do with human rights? It’s a reasonable question; after all, web protocols are technological and sophisticated, while human rights by nature, are are fundamental and human. Still, when you consider the political right of freedom of expression and the expressive power of the internet, […]

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Image: W3C For anyone who has ever sent money abroad, set up an international bank account, or simply made a Web purchase from a foreign vendor, the challenge of translating cost into domestic currency is a familiar annoyance. Beyond the basic arithmetic of conversion, other challenges include additional fees, unavoidable delays, and other technicalities that […]

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Shutterstock, Semisatch TV and other video media have been adapting to web infrastructure for over a decade. Netflix is now 18-years-old, and YouTube was founded ten years ago. According to a Nielsen report, the number of American households subscribing to an internet video streaming service has reached 40%, but there is still room for improvement. […]

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Shutterstock, Rawpixel The Web Payments Group of the W3C, an affirming partner in the OpenStand Principles, has been making progress on payment integration as part of the Open Web Platform and is doing a series of interviews on web payments. W3C’s Ian Jacobs interviewed Drew Jacobs and Tom Poole of Capital One, and Siva Narendra, […]

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