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Daniel Appelquist
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Learn about Samsung Internet (web browser), progressive web apps and web & VR in this video of our talk from Samsung Developer Conference! #sdc2016
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Wonder why the FT are interested in next generation mobile web browsing? And does this mean Google will not be taking such a leading role in the Android browser development?
Great talk by the way. :-)
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So pleased that the CoderDojo at our Over the Air event this weekend was written up in! Nice! #ota15  
How do you get the younger generation interested in coding and computer science? In 'the good old days' the charge was led by the home computer brigade of the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, and BBC Micro. Today the charge in the UK is being led by the BBC micro:bit, and this weekend's Over The Air hackathon provided an opportunity for young coders to experience the embedded system.
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Making a Google Plus page for +W3C TAG for some reason.
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Web developer in the Bay Area? Interested in the future of the web platform? Join us in San Francisco on April 20th for the Extensible Web Summit - a one-day unconference about the web platform and emerging web standards. Learn, discuss, feed back and help evolve the web.
Web Developers, Web Platforms, Web Standards
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Our March #FirefoxOS meet-up will be the week after Mobile World Congress and we're going to focus on new platform features, announcements from MWC and the commercial info on the continuing Firefox OS roll-out: OEMs, handsets, markets, operators, and routes to market for developers. We'll also have some lightning talks from developers and demos. Speakers to include Simon Callan from Telefónica and +Francisco Jordano from. We'll also feature some lightning talks from developers and at least one cool demo. Sign-up on our meet-up page to attend:
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Keybase: Reinventing PGP For the 21st Century?

Let's face it, PGP is pretty old school. It's like pocket-protechor old-school. I've personally taken several runs at trying to get PGP up and running. The problem has always been: once I get PGP working, there's nobody to send encrypted email to. PGP just has never had enough scale to get even close to mainstream. Enter keybase, which is trying to revolutionize the way people use and think about PGP with a friendly web site and integration into services such as Twitter, reddit and github. I finally cajoled an invite out of a friend today and have been giving it a whirl.

My first impression is that Keybase does not entirely solve the problem of making public-key encrypted email work better. For one: if you want to incorporate PGP email into Apple Mail, you still have to download and install GPG tools, and the command line keybase tools (which require Node and NPM). And though there is some integration between the GPG tools and the Keybase tools, it's fiddly and requires lots of command line usage (e.g. to make sure people you "track" on the Keybase web site also have their public keys imported into your GPG keychain so you can send them encrypted emails from within Apple Mail. AND you have to use GPG tools to manually add additional email addresses into your key, if you generated the key with Keybase. So that's a pretty high bar if you want seamless PGP email from the desktop. I haven't even tried to get it running on any of my mobile devices yet - which will definitely mean moving to a new email client (or just not being able to access encrypted emails on mobile, which is not ideal). There's a lot of work going on to remedy these issues if the github issue threads are any indication.

What Keybase does allow you to verify PGP signatures without physically validating fingerprints in person, though proofs you add to your social networks.

Anyway, I now have some keybase invites. If you would like one, please message me in some way and have a look yourself.

#blogthis #pgp  #keybase  
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I like "old"  the new email program sucks!
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Is this thing still here?
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+Daniel Appelquist, you post once every three months, we're all here. There's an audience for longer posts than you can do on Twitter and a lot of tech-oriented people would like to read them. You're into "emerging technologies"; so are we: VoIP, IoT, WebRTC and all the rest. A lot of the people that make these developments happen are around, too. Then there's the Hangouts, like our weekly Friday +Voipusers TV Hangouts, at 5PM UK time (12 Noon EST) featuring a lot of UK people who are in those very areas of real time communication, the RTC of WebRTC. That community is a place where people connect to share ideas. A few have even been hired through our conference, now in its ninth year, going on 5 years on Google+, 199 Hangouts on Air.
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Are you all still here?
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Ever wonder how JPEG image compression works? Of course you have!
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Another related link: The "STRINT" workshop that I was talking about at the beginning of the discussion: - worth a read through of some of the contributions there.
Daniel Appelquist, who describes himself as an "open web advocate", joins us to talk about TLS on the web: some good reasons for using it and the common objections to it. As someone with a very wide experience in IP and network communications, a session with Dan and our VUC regulars should be excellent! Dan is also a co-chair of the W3C Technical Architecture Group (W3C TAG). The TAG is a special working group within the W3C, chartered (under the...
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Watch me - LIVE - talking about the rise of encryption on the web-n-stuff this Friday. CF the slides I presented at last week's London Web Standards event:
Daniel Appelquist, who describes himself as an "open web advocate", joins us to talk about HTTPS on the web: some good reasons for using it and the common objections to it. As someone with a very wide experience in IP and network communications, a session with Dan and our VUC regulars should be excellent!

Dan is also a co-chair of the W3C Technical Architecture Group (W3C TAG). The TAG is a special working group within the W3C, chartered (under the W3C Process Document) with stewardship of the Web 

#vuc526   #MoreCrypto  
This Hangout On Air is hosted by IP Communications & VoIP Community. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
#vuc526 - MoreCrypto Series - Moving the Web to HTTPS
Fri, January 30, 2015, 12:00 PM
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+Dan York was kind enough to place links in the comments of the event.
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Mobile and Web industry veteran, wearer of multiple hats, innovator, instigator, opinionator...
  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Cognitive Science, 1987 - 1991
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Open Web Advocate, Director of Web Advocacy for Samsung, Co-Chair of W3C TAG
  • Telefónica
    Open Web Advocate, 2013 - 2015
  • Telefónica
    Head of Product Management, BlueVia, 2011 - 2013
  • Vodafone Group Plc
    Senior Architect, Tech Strategist, Web & Internet Evanglist, 2002 - 2011
  • Vizzavi
    Software Development Manager, Vizzavi UK, 2001 - 2002
    CTO, 1999 - 2000
    Director of Content Management, VP of Global Technology, 1998 - 1999
  • E-Doc
    Director of Engineering, 1995 - 1997
  • Visix Software
    Tech Writer, 1993 - 2005
  • Torgo Ltd.
    Chief Bottle Washer, 2015 - 2016
  • Samsung Electronics Ltd.
    Director of Web Advocacy, 2016 - present
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