Open Government Data – A virtual revolution

There’s a tremendous amount of government data available on the internet today. It’s an open data revolution led by the United States and the United Kingdom. This data ranges from the basic (crime, weather, finances, education) to the obscure (suicide rates, bicycle accidents). Through analysis, data can expose inefficiencies, corruption, geo-distributed social patterns, and successful policies. Data transparency flips the tables and gives citizens the tools to hold government more accountable.

Notes from W3C Workshop on Permissions and User Consent

W3C Workshop on Permissions and User Consent September 26, 27, San Diego The problems with web permissions – W3C User consent and permissions working group Jo Franchetti developer advocate at Samsung @thisisjofrank A Crisis of Permissions Much of the value of the internet is based on user trust of the internet. As this trust is […]

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, […]

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)