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Skyflow, a data security and governance startup, has launched the second generation of its API-accessible data security solution. Skyflow’s new PII Data Privacy Vault is enhanced with the addition of a partnering Data Governance Engine that streamlines data access control.
Salt Security, a company that provides API security services, has announced the launch of a new initiative aimed at increasing the visibility of key API vulnerabilities. This new resource, Salt Labs, will operate as an open forum and research hub that leverages the company’s internal research.
Cobalt, the Pentest as a Service company, today announced the launch of its public API. The Cobalt API allows customers to integrate their pentest data into other tools within their technology stack, enabling streamlined workflows and holistic analysis of their security program.
Security researchers from Checkmarx have published findings related to security vulnerabilities discovered in the popular Coursera learning platform. The firm alleges that Coursera’s APIs include issues related to user/account enumeration, lack of resource limiting, and GraphQL misconfiguration.
Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Data Mining, SEO, Security, and Coupons. Highlights include an API for retrieving data about Black history and an API for determining optimal cycling routes. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Facebook announced the beta release of new Messenger API functionality for Instagram in 2020 with the intention of “improving customer satisfaction and facilitating meaningful conversations on the platform.” Facebook today announced it will be moving this functionality into general availability.
At Facebook’s developer event F8 Refresh, WhatsApp announced updates to its WhatsApp Business API aimed at helping businesses to better communicate with customers. Facebook announced the coming launch of the Researcher API aimed at providing viable research opportunities for the academic community.
In 2019, Salt Security launched an API Protection Platform that leverages AI in order to provide API traffic monitoring that detects malicious behavior and prevents attacks before they can happen. Salt is now expanding this platform to include automated OAS analysis and new security analysis.
Peloton, the popular fitness application best known for its virtual cycling classes and exercise bikes, exposed thousands of users’ personal data via a set of improperly secured API endpoints. The company deployed a partial fix after security researchers forwarded the information to media partners.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Security, Animation, Automation, and Music. Highlights include an API for retrieving guitar chords, an API for eSignature services, and an API for security asset management. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Microsoft has announced plans to move Azure Communication Services, the suite of communication tools that power Microsoft Teams, into general availability for developer use. This technology had recently been demoed at Microsoft’s annual Ignite conference for developers.
LoginRadius, a provider of access management solutions, has announced a tool designed to help its customers understand their application’s identity management performance. The new LoginRadius Authentication API Analytics tool provides insight on request count, response code, and response time.
Simbo.ai, a provider of medical record documentation products, has announced a new API that will allow healthcare providers to create voice-based Electronic Medical Records (EMR) programmatically. The new SimboAlpha API leverages automated speech recognition to power its feature set.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Notifications and Biometrics. Highlights include an API that can determine if a user is spoofing a face login with in image instead of a real face and an API for converting JSON to Slack, Telegram and other channels.
The McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) team has recently discovered a vulnerability in a video calling SDK provided by Agora.io that could have allowed attackers to join calls uninvited and unannounced. The vulnerable SDK was in use by various connectivity applications.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Audio, Customer Service, and Compliance. Highlights include an API that returns brand logos and information about brands, and an API that offers clown sound effects. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Did APIs Play a Role in the Exfiltration of Personal Data From Parler.com After the Riot in Washington, DC?
In the aftermath of the riots in Washington, DC several posts went viral alleging that APIs played a role in the potentially private content including text, images, and video that were exfiltrated from Parler.com. We took a deep dive into these allegations in order to set the record straight.
IPinfo announced the availability of its Privacy Detection API. This API detects methods used to mask a user's true IP address, including VPN detection, proxy detection, tor usage, or a connection via a hosting provider, which could potentially be used to tunnel traffic and mask the true IP address.
A few years back Google introduced ML Kit, an SDK that lets mobile developers add machine learning to their apps. Recently, Google announced two new APIs (Entity Extraction and Selfie Segmentation) would be added to ML Kit to allow developers to create richer in-app experiences.
Sendbird has announced several updates to its chat offerings that the company hopes will allow developers to better adapt to a communication environment that has been reshaped by COVID-19. These Updated include new partitioning options for Open Channels, IP whitelisting, and message threading.