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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In late 2019 Twitter announced Hide Replies, a new feature that was designed to allow users to choose which replies to their content are hidden from the conversation. This troll taming functionality is now being exposed via API, allowing developers to automate the process.
Security researchers have identified various vulnerabilities within the SoundCloud API that could have allowed attackers to gain access to user accounts and easily initiate DDoS attacks. Checkmarx Research conducted an investigation into the online social music platform.
Twitter recently announced that on December 24, 2019, it became aware of a large network of fake accounts that were abusing the company’s API to match phone numbers to user’s accounts. Twitter noted that these attacks may be connected to state-sponsored actors from Iran, Israel, and Malaysia.
Social media outlets such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter can be a great resource for developers. This is why we try to promote all APIs that were added to ProgrammableWeb on Twitter. In this article, we detail the top twenty APIs that were tweeted about on ProgrammableWeb during 2019.
ProgrammableWeb's most popular articles according to our Twitter followers include our guide for developer portals and most popular APIs. Find out what other API news, analysis and how-to articles the Twitterverse found interesting enough to click on in this round up of articles from 2019.
ProgrammableWeb's Most Clicked, Shared and Talked About APIs of 2019: eCommerce, Marketing, and Social
This segment of the past year's APIs focuses on eCommerce, Sales, Marketing and Social Media. Sub categories covered here include Advertising, Content, Printing, Products, Coupons, CRM, Taxes, Feedback, Auctions, Shipping, Ratings, Personalization, SEO, Engagement and others.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Translation, Human Resources, and Social. Highlights include an API to integrate with data from DaniWeb online developer community, and an API for time series data analysis. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Facebook introduced v5.0 of both its Graph and Marketing APIs. Most of the changes were to the Marketing API. The Marketing API includes a brand new API: the Ad Volume API. The API will help advertisers understand the number of ads they are running, and help comply with upcoming policy changes.
Facebook’s newly released update to the Messenger Platform includes new functionality, improvements to existing tools, while also deprecated legacy endpoints. Changes to the platform impact Click-to-Messenger Ads and provide new tools to encourage user engagement.
Vonage, a provider of cloud communication services, has announced a new API that is designed to provide developers with the tool necessary for creating and managing conversations across various messaging channels in real-time. The Conversation API is the latest addition to the Vonage API Platform.