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Location-based social media analytics company GeoFeedia attempted to abuse the public data streams it receives from other social media platforms by monitoring the public, according to documents revealed by the ACLU. This article on Techdirt discusses the issue, and how the major platforms responded.
Facebook has rewarded a 10 year-old boy from Finland with a $10,000 bounty for discovering an authentication-related vulnerability in the Instagram API that could have enabled a hacker to delete comments of any user on the popular social photo sharing service even without an Instagram account.
Being, an iOS app that allows users to browser Instagram as someone else, has had its access to the Instagram API cut off. In the first week following its launch, Being reached the Best New Apps section of the App Store's front page and was used to view more than 500,000 Instagram feeds.
Instagram has announced updates that will make the platform more streamline and able to dedicate engineering resources to improving its core platforms and developing new applications. But, this comes at the expense of feed reading apps who will no longer have access to the Feed API.
Instagram has opened the Instagram Ads API to a select group of marketing partners. The API allows businesses to publish digital ads on the Instagram photo-sharing network.
This tutorial shows you how to create a Node.js web application that prints and mails an Instagram photo. It uses Express.js as the framework and the Instagram and Lob Print APIs.
We’ve added 6 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Healthcare, Authentication, and eCommerce, among others. Also added were client libraries for the Instagram API.
Social APIs span a wide range of capabilities and meet wide-ranging criteria for organizations. These APIs rank among the best in the category.
Despite Instagram having fixed an API vulnerability, supposedly private photos are still vulnerable to unauthorized access thus proving how difficult API security can be.
With the weekend coming up let’s take a look back at the mashups that were added to the ProgrammableWeb mashup directory over the last couple of weeks. Today we’ll cover four mashups that include story narration with Instagram photo backdrops, a tool to follow the migration of monarch butterflies, a text-to-speech karaoke service, and visual representation of road related deaths across the world.
Despite recent debate regarding Instagram traffic numbers, the app remains popular among developers submitting mashups to our directory. This week we take a look at some of the newest mashups we've seen using the Instagram API. More information is below.
Today in APIs: Facebook Instagram Traffic Confusion, New Benchmark for AngelList API and 13 New APIs
Facebook removes Instagram app usage metrics from its API. AngelList's API is now handling over 3 million requests each day. Plus: Expedia's partnership with Room 77 begins to pay off, Codecademy offering API-focused lessons and 13 new APIs.
Instagram pulls photos from Twitter's stream. Gilt Groupe signs up Google Analytics. Plus: Scraping websites can stand in place of APIs, how to put together an API support team, and 11 new APIs.
Today in APIs: Entrepreneurs Get Creative With Instagram, New M2M Developer Community, Buddycloud Calls Out Twitter and 22 New APIs
The Instagram API proves to be a useful tool for startups. Deutsche Telekom is making it easier for developers to stay connected and create together. Buddycloud has some big things to say about where Twitter might be headed. Plus: Access Google APIs with Dart, Open Hack India 2012 and 22 new APIs.
It's time we talk, Facebook, before you do something you'll really regret. You see, I noticed you with that look in your eye again. The sort of look that marks the end of a promising young company and along with it a well-loved API. You say you're changing, but I'm not sure I can ever trust you. Let me tell you why.