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As the API economy continues to grow and the hubris around the opening of banking becomes deafening, this debate provides the backdrop to a dialogue increasingly characterised by the avid interest of government and industry bodies. This need appears to derive from a number of goals.
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The recent debate surrounding Apple’s defiance of the FBI’s request to provision a back door into an iPhone has done something that few other news events could have done; it significantly raised the general public’s awareness of the degree to which Apple has gone to protect the privacy of its cus
So far, this article has primarily focused on the extent to which a smartphone's fingerprint reader can be used to secure the device or provide convenience to the end user. But, does the absence of an AND/conjuction approach for unlocking the device also mean that AND/conjunction is not available
Systems evolve with certain observable patterns. If the Web is looked at as a society and applications are its members, we are watching a path of progress similar to our human societal development. For the Web, application communication via REST is driving its Industrial Revolution.
Open banking uses APIs to make services like algorithms, data, identity, processes and other business functionality available to ecosystems of customers, employees, third-party developers, fintechs, vendors and other partners. This article offers four reasons open banking will go mainstream in 2016.
Artificial Intelligence is a tool that can help revolutionize a traditional business. AI, machine learning and predictive APIs are allowing banks to provide for better customer service, fraud detection, behavior identification and more. This article looks at how banks are taking advantage of this.
Computational APIs, those based on computation and semantic programming, may offer a way for providers to improve the usability and availability of APIs while making data more accessible for companies looking to increase automation while also creating a better user experience.
At this week’s PAPIs Connect—a predictive application programming interface (API) conference in Valencia, Spain—Nuria Oliver, the scientific director of Telefonica’s R&D program, spoke about how to adapt big data via machine learning.
IoT announcements are routinely void of any discussion about developers or open APIs. It's as if the so-called IoT industry is destined to repeat the proprietary mistakes of its technology predecessors even when it's surrounded by current examples of the industry's commoditizing forces at work.
That’s the question they will be looking to answer—for the first time in history. If artificial intelligence has a continued track record of enhancing and advancing our decision-making skills, it presents itself as an interesting way to better determine which startups are safer to invest in.
Upon launching a new service, many providers find that they need a group of users to help isolate issues with the app and vet ideas. The challenge lies in creating a successful beta community to represent the needs of your larger user base. This article covers the 5 keys to securing your beta users.
While the Dutch are known as open minded, modern and straight forward, their government has been anything but. The arrival of the Environmental Act, the largest government IT challenge in Dutch history, has been an impetus for change and has unleashed a new digital revolution.
This year's Mobile World Congress features a bigger focus on what can be done with the data produced by mobile devices. In that vein, various organizations within the U.N. have given thought to how this data can be used to better the world. This article looks at how APIs can play a role.
APIs can enhance the versatility of your website, enabling others to leverage its functionality and/or the data it contains. The next step is to offer an SDK to make it easier to consume your APIs. Here's how to determine whether SDKs make sense for your company--and how to get started.
According to software engineer Stein Magnus Jodal, the developer behind the open-source music server, Mopidy, online music streaming company Spotify poorly managed its libspotify SDK and APIs, resulting in broken hardware and software applications that relied on the Spotify platform.
The last decade has given way to some very broadly applicable abstractions; everything from Government-as-a-Platform to Infrastructure-as-a-Service. With its recently launched Predix cloud however, GE Digital may have tapped into a new form of abstraction and disruption; Industry-as-a-Platform.
This is the introduction to ProgrammableWeb’s series on Understanding the Realities of API Security. It is taken from the overview of David Berlind's written testimony to the ONC's API Security and Privacy Task Force. The testimony is based on two years of research into a number of API attacks.
This is first part of ProgrammableWeb’s series on Understanding the Realities of API Security based on testimony by ProgrammableWeb’s editor-in-chief David Berlind to the ONC’s API Security and Privacy Task Force. This part looks at how the external availability of APIs can impact their security.
This is part two of ProgrammableWeb’s series on Understanding the Realities of API Security. It is taken from the overview of David Berlind's written testimony to the ONC's API Security and Privacy Task Force. This article looks at the decision whether to make API documentation publicly available.