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The W3C working group has rejected the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (DAA) proposal for new language pertaining to Do Not Track compliance specifications for web browsers, saying that the latter is “at odds with our chartered aims and the weight of group consensus”. The W3C will continue to use the base text of the Compliance Specification that it developed in June. The W3C’s and DAA’s base texts differed in four key areas: the definition of tracking; the definitions of collecting, retaining, using, and sharing data; the definition of de-identified data; and the limitations... Read more...
Mozilla has begun development on an ambitious new project with the goal of providing a single application development environment for modern mobile devices. The project, named WebAPI, is Mozilla's attempt at breaking down the barriers between propriety app systems on iOS, Android, and others. Mozilla wants to provide a consistent, cross-platform, web-based API for mobile app developers by allowing developers to create applications in HTML5 rather than This isn't some far-off pipe dream, either: Mozilla has already begun hiring several full-time engineers to work on WebAPI, and plans on finishing... Read more...