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Google already has efforts to improve Android security, such as speeding updates and offering bug bounties, but it’s now ramping things up by disclosing flaws for software it didn’t write. The company has launched an Android Partner Vulnerability Initiative (via XDA-Developers) to manage security flaws it discovers that are specific to third-party Android devices. Google hopes to both “drive remediation” (read: prompt faster patch releases) and warn users about potential problems.



a hand holding a cellphone: Huawei P30 and P30 Pro running Android


Huawei P30 and P30 Pro running Android

The company added that its initiative had already addressed a number of Android issues. It didn’t mention companies by name in a blog post, but a bug tracker for the program mentioned several manufacturers. Huawei had issues with insecure device backups in 2019, for example. Oppo and Vivo phones had sideloading vulnerabilities. ZTE had weaknesses in its message service and browser autofill. Other affected vendors included Meizu, chip maker MediaTek, Digitime,

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Notice: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 in Development

(2020-02-27)

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG) has published a First Public Working Draft of WCAG 2.2. Additional success criteria in development for 2.2 address the needs of people with cognitive or learning disabilities, users of mobile devices, and users of ebooks. For information on what’s new in this draft and upcoming work, see the blog post Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 in Development.



For Wide Review: Personalization Semantics Content Module 1.0

(2020-01-30)

The Personalization Semantics Content Module 1.0 specification is available for wide review. For a short introduction to personalization and the related documents, see the Personalization Overview (in English). The Working Group particularly requests review of section “3.1 action”. Please send any comments by 10 March 2020.



Updated: WCAG-EM Report Tool – Accessibility Evaluation

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