The Google Cloud Web Risk Lookup API allows developers to check URLs against Google's list of unsafe web resources programmatically. These unsafe resources include social engineering sites (e.g. phishing sites) and sites that host malware or other unwanted software. This API can be users to warn users before they click infected links or to prevent users from posting links known to lead to unsafe web pages.
Google has announced the general availability of important API security products. Google reCaptcha API is now generally available, after years of testing. Second, the Google Web Risk API which keeps lists of millions of unsafe URLs is also now generally available and ready for production use.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Security, Weather, and Internet of Things. Highlights include the W3C Badging API for enabling users to see new activity about an application on a home screen. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.