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Google, IBM, along with a number of other technology companies have introduced the Grafeas API, an open source artifact metadata API. Using the Grafeas API, organizations can combine data with other metadata to build a comprehensive model for security and governance at scale.
Cloud-based apps rely on an increasingly diverse set of underlying services, tied together through APIs - and hackers have taken notice. To resolve attacks and outages affecting APIs it is critical to understand and test the performance of the service delivery of application components.
Thirty-one APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Financial, Video, and Privacy. Featured today are APIs for gathering stock market data from Dow Jones and adding Vidme video features into applications. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
TRX Systems' 3D "Indoor GPS" Solutions Guide First Responders In Lethal Situations (includes podcast)
Largely in response to learnings from terrorism-related events, there's a new protocol for first responders that involves their entry into buildings before they're fully cleared of any danger. Commanding a situation like that requires GPS-like 3D indoor mapping technology where no GPS exists.
In order for APIs to deliver on a myriad of benefits and objectives, organizations must design them with scale in mind. However, the need to build high-performing APIs that scale with the business ecosystem is pressuring many development teams to build APIs that may be restricting business growth.
Microsoft has launched the Bing Maps Distance Matrix API which returns the travel times and distances between a set of origins and destinations. The API can be used in applications to solve the Traveling Salesman Problem and Vehicle Routing Problem returning the best route for a set of locations.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, Video, and Compliance. Highlights today include an API for retrieving financial data from regulatory resources and an API for detecting sentiment in customers written interactions.
Flashpoint announced the fourth version of its business risk intelligence API. The latest feature added to the API is Risk Intelligence Observables (RIOs), which the company contends move beyond traditional security indicators. A number of Flashpoint partners have already utilized v4.
At this point in your API journey, you have made a number of business decisions and a couple of technical ones. Now, several crucial decisions need to be made around security. Securing an API is an often neglected task, yet doing so is at the heart of an effective API strategy.
Facebook implemented new features for its Live API to answer common concerns voiced by the publishers. The automated encoder configuration ensures auto tweaks to quality settings throughout the stream, and the frame-accurate start times informs a publisher of the exact frame a video is live.
A recent white paper reported an Autofill API vulnerability within Android's 8.0 Oreo release. The vulnerability comes via the ability for widgets to hide themselves from users and request information that users are unaware they are providing to the hidden widget. No public fixes have been issued.
After it was revealed that over 143 million Americans may have been impacted when their personally identifiable information may have been breached through the credit reporting agency Equifax, there were further revelations that the so-called secret PINs issued by Equifax were actually timestamps.
This is the first API profile in what we are calling the "Growth Series." Mapbox provides an API that allows developers to create maps with rich data visualizations by using multiple data layers. This feature along with others has fueled an 11x growth in calls made to its API.
From Slack integrations to coffee buttons, if Starbucks were to open up their API to the public, there are a ton of integrations that third-party developers could create. Tendigi CTO Nick Lee over at the Tendigi blog couldn’t wait so he reverse-engineered the Starbucks mobile app.
Although most of the technical details regarding the breach of Equifax are not known, the scope of the damage and the questions it raises should be enough to stimulate some organizational introspection regarding all that you have done to safeguard your Web services, sites, and APIs.
Geo APIs are popular in today's mobile, ever-connected world. It's hard to find an oft-used app without mapping functionality of some sort. While the likes of Google Maps and other services have popular APIs, there is a visible lack of standardization in geocoding that the OGC seeks to remedy.
Google recently announced a beta version of its new App Engine firewall. In addition to the security features inherent within App Engine, the App Engine firewall allows developers to block and permit users based on IP address and geography. Developers simply create rules and prioritize the rules.
AccuWeather has removed the Reveal Mobile SDK from its iOS app due to privacy concerns brought to the company’s attention by many of the app’s users. According to an article published on Medium, the app was sending location information such as GPS coordinates and Wi-Fi router name to Reveal Mobile.
The week is half done and we bring you some of the stories we couldn't cover with a look at what is going on in the world of APIs including Amazon releasing the Alexa Voice Service Device SDK to bring Alexa to connected devices, Coinbase's latest foray into bitcoin based security patents and more.