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We've heard all the doomsday-like warnings about how the human race might one day be in a fight for its life against the Artificial Intelligence that it built. But forgetting the science fiction-esque possibility of an AI with its finger on the button, what about the threat that AI poses right now?
A federal judge has ruled that Microsoft's LinkedIn service must make the data found in most of its users' profiles freely available to third parties who want to programmatically "scrape" the site for that data instead of going through the service's official API and abiding by its Terms of Service.
Cybersecurity solution provider Trend Micro has issued a pair of reports that highlight how chat platform APIs can and are being used by cybercriminals to achieve their nefarious objectives. Because of the degree to which Webhook APIs are involved (an API attack vector not previously discussed
Overstock has announced the integration of its online marketplace with ShapeShift to offer customers use of all major cryptocurrencies. Thanks to the integration with ShapeShift, Overstock customers can now pay for purchases with Bitcoin Cash, Dash, Ethereum, Litecoin, Monero, and many other assets.
With Congress in August recess and President Trump on vacation, the debate over Obamacare and whether to leave it, fix it, or repeal it has reached a full stop. The uncertainty about where things will head once the debate resumes is impacting an important corner of the API economy; Healthcare APIs.
Google today made what it calls the "final preview" of Android O available to application developers. This new build carries with it all the bits and pieces developers need to make their apps fully Android O capable. Google plans to release Android O to the general public later this summer.
The scariest thing about how organizations are diving into APIs like they're the latest gold rush is how few of them are taking API security seriously. Even if they did, they might turn and tuck tail. API security is hard. Very hard. And there's no easy button. Elastic Beam thinks it has the cure.
When considering moving to or building on React, understanding your data and how you want it to live is something that must be figured out before moving forward. This article looks at how the Cloud Elements team made the decision to move on from the AngularJS frameowrk to React.
Google this week released the first preview of its Android Things Console, the tool it hopes developers will use to create and manage internet-of-things devices and services. Google has lots of guidance concerning how it expects things will best proceed. Here's what you need to know.
RAISR, Google's proof-of-concept, neural-network-backed image sampler, represents a fundamental shift to the visual paradigm of the web. Though it's true impact is still a ways away, it marks the point where people in the front-end world should start to get very interested in machine learning.
When you are crafting the structure of your APIs, especially those to be exposed externally to the public, paths and responses should be free of anything extraneous. The time spent upfront engineering your paths and responses will end up paying dividends as your business and API evolve.
It was only a matter of time before the idea of a free VPN started to get traction. There's one from Opera for Opera users (that only works on browser traffic). Now, there's another from ProtonMail. How long will it be before Google offers one? And what database should you be spending time with?
The Open API Initiative has announced that the final release of the OpenAPI 3.0 Specification is tentatively scheduled for release the week of July 17. A two-week last chance period will begin on June 19 giving developers a final chance to try out OpenAPI 3.0 and propose changes to the spec.
At ProgrammableWeb we've been paying attention to the explosive growth and interest in serverless technologies (E.g. Amazon's Lambda, Google's Google Cloud Functions, and Microsot's Azure Functions). Even Twilio got into the game with its highly specialized serverless offering for Twilio developers.
Android 8 is making swift progress. Google this week made the final Android O APIs available to developers along with an updated SDK and fresh beta of the still-in-progress mobile operating system. Google hopes developers will use these finalized tools to update their apps for Android 8.
RepreZen has joined the Open API Initiative to collaborate toward a standardized way of describing REST APIs. The Open API Initiative falls under the open governance of the Linux Foundation. The consortium looks to collaborate on a standardized way of describing REST APIs.
Just when we thought the data model behind ProgrammableWeb's API directory was designed to capture all the different edge cases that API providers throw our way, along comes EffectiveSoft with two completely separate but identical endpoints for the same thing. So, why would an API provider do that?
Blockchain is the digital ledger system in which transactions made in Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency are recorded. This identity is changing and evolving quickly, and Blockchain may have found a calling as a security solution for API integrations. Can Blockchain help secure API integrations?
Twilio announced Twilio Functions and while there are other API providers who offer serverless function capabilities, Twilio appears to be the first major API provider that, in addition to providing APIs, is also offering a serverless execution environment that’s specific to consuming them.