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APImetrics’ second API Performance Report highlights the importance of considering end-user location and intended platform before selecting a cloud services provider. Facebook’s performance was affected by the September outages, which put it behind Twitter and Tumblr for speed and reliability.
A software engineer is urging Facebook to implement additional security measures to help prevent hackers from using one of Facebook’s APIs to harvest users’ personal data.
Facebook has introduced Facebook Analytics for Apps, an analytical platform that unifies analytics across multiple devices and platforms.
Zuckerberg spoke about “Facebook's family of apps” backed by a stable and secure infrastructure, and launched a new app development platform called the “Messenger Platform” at F8.
Social APIs span a wide range of capabilities and meet wide-ranging criteria for organizations. These APIs rank among the best in the category.
Facebook API v2 will require an internal review of any data requested by applications beyond basic profile information.
As technology continues to advance, developers are encouraged to keep things simple when designing, building, and operating their APIs.
Facebook apps using the current Open Graph API will break on April 30, 2015. Facebook emailed iPod and iPad developers to explain why their apps will break if they wait until the deadline to upgrade to Graph API v2.0.
An untold number of Pinterest users were breached on June 4, 2014 as a part of a sophisticated attack designed to skim confidential information from their Facebook friends and Twitter followers. So far, Pinterest has failed to fully remedy the situation or even acknowledge that the attack happened.
Facebook has released Conceal, a set of Java APIs for fast encryption and data authentication. Conceal was developed to encrypt large data files (e.g., SD cards) on Android. With the release, Facebook targets older Android devices with less memory and slower processors. Facebook currently deploys Conceal to help protect users' private data and is now launching its functionality to the developer community.
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