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In yet another blunder, Facebook announced today that a bug in one of their APIs allowed third-party apps to access the private images of up to 6.8 million users. From September 13 to September 25, over 1,500 apps had access to photos that users never authorized.
Amazon just announced the ability to arm and disarm home security systems with Alexa. The Alexa Security Panel Controller API enables developers to connect Alexa with security systems so homeowners can arm and disarm their systems without visiting the security panel, and the API supports pins.
ChainFront has announced the release of new public APIs and a developer portal. With the launch of these new APIs, ChainFront is helping developers build applications that require blockchain integration by handling the tasks of backing up keys and keeping track of on-device wallets.
Twenty-three APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Accounting, Education, and Feedback. Highlights include APIs from Xero small business accounting service and an API that predicts the effects of climage change on businesses. Here's a look at the what is new.
Kong, the API platform formerly known as Mashape, recently announced the launch of Kong Cloud. This new service targets organizations that want the API Management capabilities of Kong Enterprise, but don't want the burden of managing the software itself.
Just two months after Google announced its intention to retire the consumer version of Goolge+, the company has reported another vulnerability and expedited the shutdown. Instead of August of 2019, Google will retire the service in April 2019. Google+ APIs will be shut down in the next 90 days.
The US Department of Veterans Affairs has announced its first Health API. The Health API adds to VA's growing suite of APIs as the agency looks to become more technology driven and API-first. The Health API will help Veterans gain better access to and control over their private health data.
Google wants your augmented reality environment to look good. They key to AR's magic, says Google, is the way it merges the real with the unreal. In order to truly transport users into a new experience, objects and spaces need to look as real as possible. That's why it updated ARCore and Sceneform.
Microsoft is moving to an open source development strategy for its Edge web browser. Not only will further development rely on contributions from open source developers, Microsoft will start contributing to the core codebase that was created by Google, and continues to be the core of Google Chrome.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Mapping, Transportation, Financial, Transportation, and Nature. Featured today is an API from Shufti for identity verification via face image or document. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
In January 2019, Google is deprecating its Picasa Web Albums Data API and disabling all associated OAuth scopes. Any existing applications using the API will continue to work until that time. In March 2019, the Picasa Web Albums API will be turned off at which point all calls will fail.
SignEasy has taken the next step in its eSignature solutions with the release of the SignEasy API. Through the API, apps can take an eSignature without transferring to a third party solution, or send a document to another party for signature. Other features include white labeling, webhooks and more.
Earlier this week Google announced new tools that aim to make it easier for content providers to share when they are streaming live video. The announcement includes the addition of an update to the Indexing API and the addition of structured data for livestreams.
The Google Drive API makes it possible for developers to add Google Drive file access to their own apps. Well, Google plans to retire the Google Drive Android API next year and replace it with the Google Drive REST API. Get ready to migrate your apps before December 6, 2019.
Microsoft Azure API Management allows developers to set up API facades between disparate applications and services. Microsoft is extending this offering through a Consumption tier aimed at supporting serverless environments. The Consumption tier is currently in preview.
The VCE-2018-1002105 bug was recently reported for many versions of Kubernetes. The flaw allowed for both the swiping of sensitive information and the injection of malicious code. The fix requires an upgrade to the latest version. No malicious use of the hole has been reported to date.
Certua, a financial services provider that aims to use data and the latest technology to transform the financial industry, has announced a new Enterprise Insurance platform that will provide customers access to their platform via APIs.
Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Games, Cryptocurrency and Video. Featured today are APIs for Sewio real-time locating system, CivicFeed API for political action, and Mixer API for streaming video. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google's Flutter developer tool has graduated from preview status. Google today announced Flutter 1.0 and made it available to developers. This interesting tool will let developers create apps that look and run the same on Android and iOS devices. The goal is to create a seamless experience for all.