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Web Authentication: An API for accessing Public Key Credentials Level 1 is a W3C Recommendation

March 4th, 2019

The Web Authentication Working Group published Web Authentication: An API for accessing Public Key Credentials Level 1 (WebAuthn) as a W3C Recommendation today. This specification defines an API enabling the creation and use of strong, attested, scoped, public key-based credentials by web applications, for the purpose of strongly authenticating users. As a core component of the…

EU Copyright Directive: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

March 3rd, 2019

We support updating copyright rules for this digital age, recognize the value of content that creators and rights holders produce and care deeply about journalism. We all share a belief in the social value of knowledge and content, and when publishers and creators succeed, we succeed.   European lawmakers recently agreed on a final text of…

Now in more cities: Lime bikes and scooters on Google Maps

March 3rd, 2019

Starting this week, you can see nearby Lime scooters, pedal bikes and e-bikes right from the transit tab on Google Maps in over 80 new cities around the world. When you need to travel short distances or that last mile, Google Maps can tell you if a Lime vehicle is available, how long it’ll take…

Google Fi welcomes a new phone from Motorola

March 1st, 2019

Last year, we brought more devices to Google Fi, and now there’s a new phone designed for Fi on board: the budget-friendly, moto g7. With the moto g7 you can easily capture high-quality portraits and even low light snapshots on a two camera system with 12 megapixels, and view your photos on a 6.2” display….

The Month in WordPress: February 2019

March 1st, 2019

A new version of WordPress, significant security enhancements, important discussions, and much more – read on to find out what has been going on in the WordPress community for the month of February. Release of WordPress 5.1 Near the end of the month, WordPress 5.1 was released, featuring significant stability and performance enhancements as well…

W3C updates its Process Document

March 1st, 2019

W3C Membership approved the 1 March 2019 W3C Process Document, which takes effect today. Notable changes (see all differences) since the 2018 update include: The size of the W3C Advisory Board changes from a fixed 9 to a range of 9 to 11 elected members; election mechanics is adjusted accordingly; Allow one person to represent…