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Mozilla Firefox 60, an upcoming version of the popular web browser that is expected to be released in May, will disable the W3C Proximity and Ambient Light APIs over fears that they could be abused by hackers and advertisers to, among other things, access browser data without user knowledge.
Google has announced early access to its Cloud Healthcare API. The API provides access to a solution for ingesting and managing key healthcare data. The API also allows users to make that healthcare data available in order to apply machine learning and enable analytics in the cloud.
Fitbit has announced that they are now offering cash rewards for researchers who find confirmed security vulnerabilities on their API, website and products. The program represents a merging of Fitbit's private and public programs and signals the device maker's commitment to security.
Microsoft has moved Intune APIs in Microsoft Graph out of Preview and made them generally available. Intune APIs make it possible for Microsoft customers and partners to automate workloads, increase device management efficiency, and programmatically access EMS and Office 365 data (Microsoft Graph).
WebAPI Manager is a new browser extension for the Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers that allows users to limit website access to Web APIs, such as Service Workers, some of which are rarely used and can be employed for more nefarious purposes, including fingerprinting and direct attacks.
Today, on the heels of news about concerns regarding the use of certain fitness technologies that could reveal confidential military troop and base locations, comes an entirely different spectrum of issues to consider before allowing for public or partner consumption of your APIs.
Monzo released an interim API to comply with the Payment Services Directive (now officially law). While the company plans on adding all functionality of its interim API to its standard developer API, the interim API will ensure immediate compliance for companies managing account information.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including DevOps, Video, Reputation, and Security. Highlights today include the Apility API for confirming legitimate vs. fake users, and the Slipstream multi-cloud management API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Private messaging app Confide has launched ScreenShieldKit, an SDK that allows developers to use its anti-screenshot technology in their iOS 10 and 11 apps. ScreenShieldKit can protect text, photos, videos and documents from screenshots taken using a variety of common methods.
Just like airport security, a system hosting a public API has to deal with heavy loads of incoming traffic every day. Most of that traffic is legitimate but not always. David Andrzejek explains to you how you can keep the bad apples out of your API while still serving millions of requests each day.
Over the years, ProgrammableWeb has tracked the various ways that API providers have used to authenticate their APIs in an effort to make API communications more secure. In our data model, we refer to these methods as Authentication Models. This article looks at the most popular methods used.
This article is part of a multi-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2017. Security and Privacy APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
BioID has enhanced its biometrics as a service portfolio with the launch of its PhotoVerify API. Part of the BioID Web Services suite, the PhotoVerify API compares a live image against a photo ID to verify identity. The API approach lowers time and cost associated with advanced identification.
This week, Amazon announced a slew of new offerings at its AWS division Re:invent conference in Las Vegas. These include AWS AppSync, a serverless service for real-time data queries, Amazon GuardDuty, a new security monitoring solution, and five new artificial intelligence APIs.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Games, Healthcare, Bitcoin, and Classifieds. Highlights include Google's Dialogflow Natural Language Processing APIs and Binance's cryptocurrency platform APIs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Fitbit has released OS Developer Preview 3 which includes the new Power API allowing apps to display device battery charging information, the addition of the brightnessOverride parameter to the Display API, and a permissions requirement. The company also announced the #Made4Fitbit App Challenge.
Core Impact 2017 R1 and Metasploit Pro are tools used to create multi-staged, real-world attacks to test enterprise security defenses. Both solutions have a large following, but there are several areas in which they are different that dramatically increase a pen-tester's ability to do their job.
Escrow.com has announced a beta version of its Platform API. Through the API, third party apps and services can integrate the escrow services Escrow.com has long been known for. Once integrated, apps and services can hold money in trust until a transaction has fully completed.
Mastercard's new service, Consumer Control, enables consumers to monitor their digital footprint through understanding where their credit card credentials are stored across the internet. Mastercard is providing access to Consumer Control through an API that integrates with online banking services.
Developers who are still using the Google reCAPTCHA v1 API need to switch to the reCAPTCHA v2 API as the v1 API will shut down in March 2018. The service uses machine learning and its advanced risk analysis engine to figure out if users completing forms and other actions are humans or bots.