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Imperva, a company that provides application security solutions, recently announced that they had experienced a data breach that exposed user’s email addresses, scrambled passwords, API keys, and SSL certificates. In addition, the company's API security standards raise concerns.
Google has announced updates to the Cloud Text-to-Speech API that will provide developers with 12 new languages/variants as well as 76 new voices. The API now includes 95 WaveNet voices, which the company claims are far more natural-sounding.
Atlassian has announced a new Asset Management API that will allow IT teams to more easily store and view asset information in Jira Service Desk. This new API should help to cut down on the back and forth between IT agents and end-users when working to resolve device issues.
Stoplight, a provider of API design management solutions, has announced the release of Stoplight Studio, a new API visual editor that aims to simplify OpenAPI development. The new interface includes tools designed to enable real-time API testing and to streamline collaboration.
In March of 2019, Facebook announced changes to the company’s advertising platform, these changes aim to reduce discrimination in job postings, housing ads, and credit ads. Developers will soon be required to comply with updated Marketing API standards based on these changes.
Slack has recently announced several upgrades to it’s messaging platform, these upgrades aim to improve communication inside larger organizations. These new enhancements include a new API for creating templated workspaces and a new announcement channel for communicating key information.
Google has recently announced the addition of new API security reporting features to the company’s API management platform. These new features are currently in beta, with the company intending to roll out functionality to all Apigee Edge enterprise cloud customers over the next several weeks.
Artrendex has announced the release of ArtPI, which the company describes as “an API driven by artificial intelligence that’s poised to transform the way art gets discovered, displayed, and sold.” The new service takes advantage of AI’s strengths in pattern matching and trend recognition.
PayPal has announced the release of a new PayPal Invoicing API, which aims to provide small businesses with the tools necessary to easily create, send, and process invoices. Although targeting small businesses, the company has noted that the API has a global reach.
Facebook has recently announced the release of Graph API (v4.0) and Marketing API (v4.0). The changes to these APIs are highlighted by updates to webhooks, Business Asset Groups, and ad creation and editing. Ad Insights also gains new functionality that provides more granular insight into traffic.
Today at the Blue Button Developer Conference at The White House, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a pilot program for a new Data at the Point of Care API. This new API aims to improve patient care by giving Medicare providers seamless access to patient claims data.
SimpleNexus, a developer of a digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers, and real estate agents, today announced the availability of an API and webhooks that enable mortgage lenders to establish real-time data syncing between SimpleNexus and non-integrated third-party systems.
Atlassian has announced new Jira Cloud workflow APIs that expand the ways that developers can interact with the company’s issue tracking platform. The new APIs provide users with the ability to create new custom workflow rules, retrieve workflows, and find workflows associated with projects.
Pine Labs, a provider of a full-stack merchant platform that offers payment and analysis services, has announced the release of an in-store payment API. This announcement comes on the heels of the company’s online payment API recently being made available to developers.
FIME, a provider of Host Card Emulation (HCE) and cloud-based payments consultancy and testing services, has announced a new testing tool for open banking APIs. The company’s new solution, which has been named TrustAPI, allows partners to test APIs based on their specific needs.
Stream.io provides developers with tools for adding scalable feeds, activity streams, and chat functionality to their applications via the Stream API. The company has recently announced a new SDK that aims to streamline the addition/creation of chat functionality for iOS applications.
At Google I/O 2019, the host company announced plans to release the Local Home SDK. This new solution, which was recently launched as a developer preview, aims to reduce latency and improve reliability by allowing smart home device providers to run actions locally rather than in the cloud.
vpnMentor‘s team of “hacktivist” security researchers recently announced the discovery of an exposed database connected to Orvibo Smart Home products. The vulnerable account information exposed in the database includes 2 billion logs detailing everything from usernames to precise device locations.
Google recently announced that the Google Ads API, which was officially launched back in March of 2019, has been reverted back to beta. The decision was made based on feedback from users who had concerns about response time when compared to the AdWords API that it was meant to replace.
The United States Justice Department launched an online portal that provides users with information on lobbyists working on behalf of foreign governments. The portal includes a new API that allows developers to programmatically analyze the myriad data provided.