Search Engine Journal: W3C Announces Major Change. “The Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C), the standards body in charge of web standards such as HTML and browser privacy, announced a significant change in how it will operate. Beginning on January 2023, the W3C will become a new public-interest non-profit organization.”
Boing Boing: security.txt is like robots.txt, but for security policies. “Many websites have a robots.txt, a plain-text file that tells search engines to ignore certain files and folders on the site. Security.txt is a proposed standard to do likewise with security policies.”
Ars Technica: Google isn’t the company that we should have handed the Web over to. “With Microsoft’s decision to end development of its own Web rendering engine and switch to Chromium, control over the Web has functionally been ceded to Google. That’s a worrying turn of events, given the company’s past behavior.” I didn’t read all the comments because there are over 500, but the comments I did read indicated a lively conversation that’s worth looking at.