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Cold hard complexity: learning to talk in nature’s language
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Cold hard complexity: learning to talk in nature’s language

Think of an ecosystem like a sentence – there are thousands of words in the English language but in order to make a sentence you have to put them together in the...

Love your data
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Love your data

Some councils put up 'Ignore your sat nav' signs because drivers kept relying more on the wrong information from electronic directions instead of trusting their...

Delicious computing: gestural computing with bananas and pizzas…
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Delicious computing: gestural computing with bananas and pizzas…

Imagine being able to pick up an ordinary banana and use it as a phone. That's part of the vision of 'invoked computing', which is being developed by Japanese researchers...

Hiding in Skype: cryptography and steganography
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Hiding in Skype: cryptography and steganography

Computer Science isn't just about using language, sometimes it's about losing it. Sometimes people want to send messages so no one even knows they exist and a great...

Make Your Systems UA-Ready with the New UA-Readiness Report for FY22
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Make Your Systems UA-Ready with the New UA-Readiness Report for FY22

By Ajay Data, UASG Chair “What gets measured gets managed.” This quote is popular in business settings because it speaks to a widely accepted truth:  if you can...

UASG Publishes FY23 Action Plan; Increases Focus on Technical Communities
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

UASG Publishes FY23 Action Plan; Increases Focus on Technical Communities

The Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) has published its annual operating plan for FY23 (July 2022 – June 2023). The FY23 Action Plan provides an overview...

Göran Marby Named Honorary UASG Ambassador
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Göran Marby Named Honorary UASG Ambassador

The Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) is pleased to announce that it has named Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) President and...

Building a More Inclusive Internet for All: A Radix Initiative
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Building a More Inclusive Internet for All: A Radix Initiative

By Aman Masjide, UA Ambassador; Consulting Advisor, Trust and Safety, Radix The ironic fact of the matter remains that there’s rigidity hardcoded into the ever-evolving...

Why UA? Understanding the Social and Economic Benefits of Universal Acceptance
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Why UA? Understanding the Social and Economic Benefits of Universal Acceptance

By the UASG Communications Working Group Imagine trying to complete a transaction online — signing up for a class, ordering food delivery or subscribing to your...

UA Insights from ICANN73: Measuring UA Progress and Celebrating New Collaborations
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

UA Insights from ICANN73: Measuring UA Progress and Celebrating New Collaborations

By Dr. Ajay Data, UASG Chair During the ICANN73 Virtual Community Forum (7-10 March) and Prep Week (22–24 February), the global Internet community came together...

New Tests on Universal Acceptance (UA) Conformance of Programming Languages and Libraries Published
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

New Tests on Universal Acceptance (UA) Conformance of Programming Languages and Libraries Published

By the UASG Technology Working Group Since the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) was formed in 2015, it has focused on raising awareness of Universal Acceptance...

New UA Testing of Social Media Platforms and Browsers Published
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

New UA Testing of Social Media Platforms and Browsers Published

By the UASG Measurement Working Group Social Media Testing Highlights UA Gaps Social media has become a ubiquitous part of life for people around the globe with...

UASG Welcomes Leading Tech Entrepreneur Vijay Shekhar Sharma as UA Ambassador
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

UASG Welcomes Leading Tech Entrepreneur Vijay Shekhar Sharma as UA Ambassador

By Dr. Ajay Data, UASG Chair The Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) is proud to welcome Indian tech entrepreneur Vijay Shekhar Sharma as a Universal Acceptance...

ICANN72 Recap: Highlights on the Progress of UA and IDNs
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

ICANN72 Recap: Highlights on the Progress of UA and IDNs

By Sarmad Hussain, Sr. Director IDN & UA Programs ICANN’s global multistakeholder community recently came together virtually for ICANN72 Annual General MeetingICANN72...

Working Towards a Multilingual and Digitally Inclusive Internet: FY21 Progress and Looking Ahead
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Working Towards a Multilingual and Digitally Inclusive Internet: FY21 Progress and Looking Ahead

By Ajay Data, UASG Chair Since 2015, the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) has been working to make the Internet more inclusive for users around the world...

Learn How You Can Help Build a More Digitally Inclusive Internet
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Learn How You Can Help Build a More Digitally Inclusive Internet

This blog was originally published on icann.org. By Sarmad Hussain, Senior Director, UA and IDN Programs The Universal Acceptance (UA) of all valid domain names...

UASG Adds Spam Filter Testing to Evaluation of Internationalized Email Support Among Global Systems
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

UASG Adds Spam Filter Testing to Evaluation of Internationalized Email Support Among Global Systems

By the Email Address Internationalization (EAI) Working Group The UASG’s most recent evaluation (UASG030A), conducted by Standcore LLC, has expanded testing ofUASG...

GitHub Pilot Identifies Most Relevant Coding Libraries for the Universal Acceptance of Domain Names and Email Addresses
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

GitHub Pilot Identifies Most Relevant Coding Libraries for the Universal Acceptance of Domain Names and Email Addresses

By Mark W. Datysgeld, Director at Governance Primer, UASG Member  In partnership with the Governance Primer and the Brazilian Association of Software CompaniesGitHub...

Test Your Email Provider’s Support for Digital Inclusivity
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Test Your Email Provider’s Support for Digital Inclusivity

By the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) Do you know if your email provider is digitally inclusive? Can you send email to and receive email from any valid...

Global Internet Leaders Chart a Path Forward to Achieve Universal Acceptance – UA Insights from ICANN71 Prep Week
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Global Internet Leaders Chart a Path Forward to Achieve Universal Acceptance – UA Insights from ICANN71 Prep Week

By the UASG Communications Working Group The Universal Acceptance (UA) Community Update during ICANN71 Prep Week (1-3 June 2021) – which preceded the ICANN Virtual...
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