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ProgrammableWeb recently reported on a security breach that LandMark White, Australia's largest independent property valuation and property consultancy firm, had blamed on an insecure API. The aftermath of this incident has led to several key executives stepping down from their positions.
Facebook has come under fire for what the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and others are calling a gross abuse of data collected to facilitate two-factor authentication (2FA). The problem: Facebook is using phone numbers it collects for 2FA for other purposes that are not clear to users.
Last week, Microsoft announced that it is shuttering Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health Dashboard apps and services effective May 31. Band users will be able to export their data before that date, and some active users will be eligible to receive a refund for their troubles.
Facebook is once again under fire in the press after the Wall Street Journal published a report detailing how a number of popular apps are sharing data with the social network's analytics platform through its SDK. In some cases, sensitive health data related to health was being shared.
Mergers inevitably increase the IT complexity an organization faces. APIs are universal connectors, so the ways in which businesses monitor and manage their APIs can turn those connections into points of leverage and opportunities for the increased insight and control needed in an M&A.
In Intuit’s case, the business strategy started with the right customer experience. Once they had an idea of the end-to-end customer experience it needed to enable, next came some strategic platform and ecosystem decisions.
In aggregate, the organizations around the world that directly or indirectly monetize their APIs form the basis of what the media often calls the “API Economy.” As a subset of the total global economy, the API economy is responsible for the exchange of trillions of dollars of value annually.
Attackers know that API calls originating from inside an app are a blueprint for the infrastructure inside your data center. Further, they can use those same API calls to hide their malicious purposes, like a Trojan horse ready to slip through the front door. Apps are the new emerging threat vector.
The ripple effects of regulation such as the EU's PSD2 and Open Banking initiatives in the UK and APAC, designed to stimulate increased competition in banking, are being felt worldwide. But what do these changes mean in practice for developers seeking to build fintech apps to work with bank APIs?
Few trends exemplify the idea of FOMO the way blockchain trends do. But should you invest your time or money into it? This article offers some ways that you can get started with blockchain so that you can be aware of a rapidly growing and evolving market and make the best decision for yourself.
While often perceived as competitive to Ethereum, HyperLedger operates on a different wavelength. Hyperledger provides a set of agnostic tools for developers who are building blockchain apps, regardless of the core blockchain layer. Therefore it is a suite of the tools mentioned in this article.
Taking advantage of APIs is a quick and inexpensive technique for a business so long as those APIs are available and remain constant. Changes happen to APIs all the time and this is the story of Stitch, a company that found a way to succeed, despite the uncertainties inherent to the API economy.
APIs, via B2B partnerships and B2C applications, can increase a company’s reach and make digital assets and services available to broader audiences. There are dangers posed by the adoption of insecure APIs in the enterprise. Hence, businesses need a strategy for building and operating secure APIs.
This is the beginning of ProgrammableWeb's series on Cryptocurrency and why it matters to developers. In this article we present an overview of the ecosystem including a brief overview of blockchain, Ethereum and more as well as some of the common API types you can expect to see.
As enterprises embrace digital business models, they are evolving toward becoming data-driven organizations and harnessing analytics. This article explores the challenges of using traditional analytics approaches, how API management can address these challenges, and mine valuable data for analytics.
The modern work environment is filled with an overwhelming number of tools and applications, but with no easy way for employees to connect and share their ideas with the rest of the company. Here we look at how APIs can help companies make it easier for coworkers to find content and collaborate.
ProgrammableWeb's series on cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies aims to give you a sense of the various components and business opportunities within the various cryptocurrency ecosystems. Now, let's take a look at a small handful of typical APIs across those ecosystems.
A look at the cryptocurrency market, with all its hype, failed ICOs, and questionable players, reveals an ecosystem comparable to that of the miners in the 1800s. In such an ecosystem, will a market for businesses providing tools and services (such as APIs) to the blockchain world thrive?
GraphQL has come a long way since Facebook first announced this open-sourced spec in 2015 with a number of Fortune 500 companies now employing the technology. To smooth out your implementation of the GraphQL backend at your company, here are five things you need to keep in mind.
Ripple provides blockchain payment technologies for banks, giving them more reliability, cost efficiency, and speed (transaction completion and recognition) that are infamous challenges within the banking industry. Its solutions enable banks to handle inter-bank transactions, liquidity and payments.