Open Standards, Innovation, and Our World

Posted on August 30th, 2017

Image: https://shutr.bz/2uiGFCm Where open standards exist, innovation is driven; disruptive technologies emerge. That’s how a recent article around the critical need for open standards in our society began, and we couldn’t agree more. While we’ve been pushing for open standards across the Internet for years, it’s always refreshing and enlightening to read about that same […]

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Are We Holding the ‘Death’ of Open Standards in Our Hands?

Posted on August 23rd, 2017

Image: https://shutr.bz/2vInS3E Smartphones are everywhere these days. Nearly everywhere you look, people are using their devices to communicate, shop, track fitness, lock their doors or even change the settings on their home heating and air conditioning units. We are getting ever closer to controlling almost every aspect of our lives from the palm of our […]

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IACHR Publishes Comprehensive Report: “Standards for a Free, Open and Inclusive Internet”

Posted on August 16th, 2017

Image: https://shutr.bz/2umtKy6   In March of 2017, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) published “Standards for a Free, Open and Inclusive Internet” with the aim to “assist the member States in their efforts to incorporate a human rights-based focus in the design, development, and implementation of policies affecting the Internet.” The report drew upon […]

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Are Standards The Next Defense Against DDoS Attacks?

Posted on August 9th, 2017

Image: https://shutr.bz/2uqJ4KD The more businesses are keeping data online, the more opportunity for cybercriminals to attack. And, since digital isn’t going anywhere, businesses are forced to take measures to protect themselves from all manner of cyberattacks. One particularly popular and nasty cyber attack is a distributed denial of service, or DDoS. When an organization, or […]

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OpenStand Partner IETF Holds Sixth Hackathon

Posted on August 2nd, 2017

Image: https://shutr.bz/2umit0G Internet usage pioneers, and OpenStand Affirming Partner, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) recently held their sixth hackathon event. This event, through running open source code, was able to find and highlight missing or unclear areas of standards, subsequently improving the standards. According to the IETF event recap, this Hackathon drew approximately 120 […]

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