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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Industry, Academia & Government Celebrate of U.S. World Standards Day 2015

Posted on October 1st, 2015

Image: Shutterstock, NikoNomad One of the postulates of the Shannon-Weaver model of communication is that communication requires agreement. If the parties involved in an exchange of information do not form an agreement on the meaning of the terms used during an exchange, the resulting communication will sloppy and typically, unsuccessful.  Weaver’s assertion can be applied […]

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