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Less than a day removed from a security breach that led to several high profile Twitter accounts being hacked, Twitter is delaying the launch of an all-new API. The new Twitter API is intended to provide developers with a robust feature set and an easy path to advanced data access.
Google has slowly been introducing changes to the Google Search Console API, all geared toward improving API performance in light of increased demand. The most recent changes will affect developers that are querying the API for internal data.
Facebook just announced v8.0 of its Graph and Marketing APIs. Per usual, the new releases include some breaking changes, feature updates, and deprecations. The company is pointing developers to the Platform Initiatives Hub to stay up to date with all company plans and programs.
Sendbird recently added voice and video functionality for its in-app chat feature, now the company is announcing that the APIs that make this possible are HIPAA compliant. Additionally, Sendbird Desk, the company’s embeddable support feature for chat, social, and video has also achieved compliance.
This week, YouTube developers learned of major compliance changes. They impact videos uploaded with the videos.insert endpoint. API projects created after July 28, 2020 using this endpoint from an unverified API project will be set to private viewing mode until an audit verifies TOS compliance.
Echosec Systems has launched an API, providing direct access to previously unavailable data feeds from fringe social, deep, and dark web sources. The Platform API was developed to meet intelligence community requirements for streamlined access to raw data from these less-regulated sources.
Google has released an Android 11 Developer Preview for Android TV. The company says features focus on privacy, performance, accessibility, and connectivity. The idea is to help developers improve the experience for consumers seeking to get the most from their smart TVs and streaming devices.
Facebook has announced changes to the protocol for designating ads that relate to social issues, elections, or politics. These changes are intended to further bolster election integrity while also improving ad transparency. The updates will apply to the Marketing API v7.0.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Business, Mapping, and Banking. Highlights include an API for a lending platform, an API for IT monitoring, and an API for biodiversity literature and image data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Ars Technica received confirmation via email this week that Instagram doesn't extend its copyright license to cover content that is embedded on external websites via the Instagram API. This news comes in light of an ongoing legal battle related to third-party use of the social platform’s data.
As a part of Microsoft’s cloud communication API set on Microsoft Graph, the company provides an API called the updateRecordingStatus API. This resource allows for bots to programmatically set up policy-based recordings. Microsoft has now moved this solution into general availability.
Last week, Facebook announced its acquisition of Giphy. The Giphy team will become part of Instagram which has enjoyed API integration with Giphy for quite some time. The question becomes, how will app integrations outside of the Facebook family be impacted by the acquisition?
Google Chrome is in the early stages of developing a tool that would bring YouTube-like video recommendation feeds to most any website that has the content to support one. The fresh feature has already found its way to Canary builds of Chrome, where it lets people see what videos are queued up next.
Dolby, a provider of audiovisual solutions, has launched an API platform to support the media and communications industries. The new platform, Dolby.io, will offer a collection of APIs that streamline integration with the company’s real-time AV technology.
Facebook recently released an updated version of the company’s iOS application. Little did they know at the time that an underlying social login dependency would cause several major applications to fail to load. Spotify, TikTok, Pinterest, Tinder, GrubHub, and others were all affected by the issue.
Facebook has released version 7.0 of its Marketing API and Graph API. Additionally, it released version 7.0 of its Mobile SDKs and Business SDKs. As expected, these new releases include new fields and features, but also include new requirements for mobile developers. Deprecations are also planned.
Altitude Angel, an unmanned traffic management tech provider, has announced a surveillance API. Through the API, integrators can share and receive flight data. The data comes from sensors and other devices in close to real time so a genuine picture of a covered airspace is seen.
Twitter has added a new endpoint to Twitter Developer Labs to help developers and researchers better study the global conversation around COVID-19. The endpoint is a dataset that includes the tens of millions of Tweets about the global pandemic that make their way around the world every day.
Google recently announced the Display & Video 360 API. The API supports the company’s consolidated marketing platform and was designed to provide access to asynchronous Structured Data File (SDF) download functionality. Google has announced the first significant round of updates to this API.
Facebook today announced Data Use Checkup. The aptly named process is an annual occurrence that will require developers to use a self-service tool to check each application they manage for adherence to company standards. This process aims to ensure that developers are using data appropriately.