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Medicare and Medicaid's Blue Button API has been taken offline. The API allows third party applications to access Medicare claims data. On December 4, 2019, an API partner reported "a data anomaly with the Blue Button 2.0 API". The agency expects that less than 10,000 beneficiaries are affected.
Cloudflare has recently announced the release of a new GraphQL Analytics API that the company sees as the answer to complications caused by a multi-API approach it had used until now. Using the new API customers can access all performance, security, and reliability data from a single endpoint.
StrongSalt, encryption platform as a service provider, has introduced its Open Privacy API. The API allows developers to add encryption to everyday applications and workflows. The company believes it will do for encryption what Stripe has done for payments and Twilio has done for communications.
Sophos, cybersecurity solution provider, recently announced the availability of SophosLabs Intelix. The platform conducts threat intelligence and analysis through API calls. The three primary categories under the platform include real-time lookups, static file analysis and dynamic file lookups.
zvelo, a URL database provider, has announced a Web content classification and malicious detection tool: zveloAPI. The API covers full-path and page-level URLs for 500 categories and supports more than 200 languages. Where detection is needed with accuracy and speed, zveloAPI is a potential fit.
ZoomInfo, a provider of go-to-market intelligence solutions, announced the release of its Compliance API, created to help ZoomInfo customers understand the personal data they possess and more accurately respond to consumer requests under GDPR and the forthcoming CCPA.
It's day two at GitHub Universe 2019. Today is all about security. The day two keynote saw many announcements related to securing code including GitHub Security Lab, CodeQL, GitHub Security Advisories, automated security updates, GitHub Advisory Database, token scanning, and more.
Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, Security, and TV. Highlights include an API that returns data about the Breaking Bad TV show, and an API for Mattermost team messaging platform. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Microsoft has introduced a bug bounty program for its ElectionGuard SDK. ElectionGuard is an open source SDK that aims to make voting systems more secure. Microsoft introduced the SDK earlier this year, and has added the bounty program as another element of its Defending Democracy Program.
Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Authentication, Security, and WebRTC. Highlights include an API for automated, AI based real estate appraisals and an API for verifying phone numbers. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Instagram has announced an upcoming feature that will provide users with a simple way to manage which third-party applications have access to their personal data. The new in-app feature is expected to roll-out over the next six months and will increase visibility into how user data is being shared.
Recent reports show that the Kubernetes API is vulnerable to the billion laughs attack. The attack is a specific type of DoS attack targeting parsers. The vulnerability in the Kubernetes environment occurs within parsing YAML manifests. The apiserver does not validate or limit such manifests.
Modern, mobile apps contain countless APIs, both proprietary and third-party. Unfortunately, app developers don't always have the resources or access to secure those APIs. Appdome aims to address this shortcoming with the release of its SecureAPI. SecureAPI is a codeless, API security platform.
Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Payments, and Transportation. Also new to the directory is the Samsara API Industrial IoT, and the Snyk API for open source security. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Seclore, a company working to unify data-centric security solutions, announces the addition of the Seclore Endpoint Auto-Protector SDK to their Data Centric-Security Platform. The Seclore Endpoint Auto-Protector SDK enables rapid integration of data-centric security.
Why isn’t the Semantic web here? Despite some progress, there is still no centralized way to secure the integrity of data. Adding cryptography, standardization and cross-boundary query protocols like blockchain offers a solution to bridge the trust gap and take the internet to where it needs to go.
Protected Media has moved ad fraud detection to the supply side. This eliminates the burden of traffic validation from advertisers and bakes it directly into the tech stack driving the ad marketplace. The company aims to better control ad fraud increase CPM within fraud-free marketplaces.
Microsoft has announced a new Azure Blueprint for SWIFT. The blueprint specifically helps Microsoft enable SWIFT connectivity in the cloud. SWIFT is a provider of secure financial messaging services. Its rapid adoption made it an ideal candidate for an Azure Blueprint.
GitHub is now a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) Numbering Authority. This designation will enable GitHub to streamline the reports of vulnerabilities to the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). GitHub can directly assign a CVE ID for security advisories opened in GitHub.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Security, Weather, and Internet of Things. Highlights include the W3C Badging API for enabling users to see new activity about an application on a home screen. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.