Security Notes WWW Conference 2017

Who controls the internet?

“The Internet is built on top of intertwined network services, e.g., email, DNS, and content distribution networks operated by private or governmental organizations. Recent events have shown that these organizations may, knowingly or unknowingly, be part of global-scale security incidents including state-sponsored mass surveillance programs and large-scale DDoS attacks.

For example, in March 2015 the Great Cannon attack has shown that an Internet service provider can weaponize millions of Web browsers and turn them into DDoS bots by injecting malicious JavaScript code into transiting TCP connections. While attack techniques and root cause vulnerabilities are routinely studied, we still lack models and algorithms to study the intricate dependencies between services and providers, reason on their abuse, and assess the attack impact.

To close this gap, we present a technique that models services, providers, and dependencies as a property graph. Moreover, we present a taint-style propagation-based technique to query the model, and present an evaluation of our framework on the top 100k Alexa domains.” – WWW Conference Session Description

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Spatial Data on the Web notes from WWW conference 2017

From simple visualizations to sophisticated interactive tools, there is a growing reliance on data. Location information, or spatial data, is often a common thread running through such data; describing how things are positioned relative to the Earth in terms of coordinates and/or topology.- Spatial Data on the Web (WWW2017)

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Notes from WWW 2017: Privacy

Privacy concerns are raised more often as applications built on the Web platform have access to more sensitive data — including location, health and social network information — and users’ activity on the Web is ubiquitously tracked. – Web Privacy (WWW2017)
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Web4All 2017 notes for April 3, 2017

Microsoft’s Inclusive HIring

Microsoft’s David Masters started the day with a keynote discussing Microsoft’s Journey Towards Inclusion

Microsoft has had a cultural shift in the last 18 months.
Their new mission statement is:

Empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more

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Notes from Web4All 2017 Day 1

Web4All 2017 kicks off with several talks about the Gig Economy, Remote employment, and the current employment opportunities for people with disabilities in Australia and around the world. Continue Reading Notes from Web4All 2017 Day 1

 

Web4All 2017 Day 1 Notes

The Australian Human Rights Commission has begun a study on employment discrimination for the older workers and those with a disability.

While about a quarter of the population is older, they make up just 16 per cent of the workforce. Australians with a disability make up 15 per cent of the working age population, but only 10 per cent of them have jobs.

The inquiry will seek to identify the barriers that prevent people from working, and in consultation with employers, affected individuals and other stakeholders establish strategies to overcome these barriers.

Willing to Work

The Australian government has historically had a higher unemployment rate for PWD than other countries.

Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy was influenced by the work done in European countries. Unfortunately, the tools were not accessible when it launched. So people with disabilities had trouble accessing the participation forms.

Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy PDF version
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