Mashups using the same API (2)
Data 2.0 is a conference about information accessibility and how open data can solve problems in business, social and government. Coming next week from San Francisco, the conference will see companies like InfoChimps, Factual and FluidInfo (who all have APIs) coming together to explore the continued opening of data. Yet, the conference is also perfectly timed to discuss the recent news that some U.S. open data initiatives may not survive the month.
Yesterday marked the tech industry's advocacy action, The Day We Fight Back. This campaign is aimed at raising awareness of the National Security Agency's (NSA's) mass surveillance program which is collecting content and metadata from e-mails, chats and social networks; harvesting contact lists; and gathering billions of records each day on cellphone locations, according to The Washington Post.
Normally earthquakes are detected with sensative instruments, under the care of trained seismologists. With the Twitter API (our Twitter API profile), the ability to detect and report quake locations may fall into anyone's hands.
FCC Consumer Help Center Complaint Data
||The FCC Consumer Help Center Complaint Data API integrates customer complains. It is available in JSON, XML, and CSV formats with a token. Documentation can be found in the link provided by Socrata....||Data||06.03.2016|
||The Open Federal Election Commission API in beta stage provides access to data that presents how candidates and committees fund government campaigns. Data includes information about candidates,...||Voting||05.09.2016|
UK Electoral Roll
||The UK Electoral Roll API is an access portal to a database of millions of individual voter profiles, contacts and other demographic data held in government-sourced voters register. The API supports...||Data||05.09.2016|
||SimpleVisa is an on-demand international travel authorization platform that can be integrated to business applications. This system works with countries that offer electronic travel authorizations....||Travel||04.06.2016|
ProPublica Campaign Finance
||The ProPublica Campaign Finance API allows developers to retrieve data from United States Federal Election Commission filings and other sources. This data includes summary information for candidates...||Politics||03.02.2016|