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Since the Cambridge Analytica debacle, Facebook has faced pressure to improve its security practices. In response, Facebook cut the functionality of its Graph API and the Instagram API. Now, one developer has petitioned Facebook to go even further in making the Instagram API more open and secure.
If you were existing anywhere but under a rock for the last few weeks, then you were probably subjected to a gauntlet of GDPR notifications from the websites that you frequent, including ProgrammableWeb. They may not have even mentioned GDPR or the General Data Protection Regulation.
Personal Remedies has set a goal of combatting chronic illnesses through diet. It is empowering a community of self-healers through its AI-based knowledge base that finds food and nutrient based remedies for certain illnesses. Now, the "choose this" for "this disease" is accessible via API.
Apple has created a new Movement Disorder API that will be added to ResearchKit, its open source framework that is designed to let medical researchers gather data. Using the API, developers will be able to implement all-day monitoring on Apple Watch devices running watchOS 5.
Apple today released the Health Records API to developers and researchers alike tap into the growing amount of data generated by and stored on mobile devices. The end goal is to let consumers manage their medications, diseases, nutrition -- all of which can be viewed and managed on their iPhone.
Phone geolocation company LocationSmart allowed users to look up the real-time location of any supplied mobile phone number without the need of a password or authentication. API security leaks such as this are all too common but what is worrisome is how LocationSmart got this data to start with.
ClearCare, a leader in home care technology, has launched an API for its home care platform. The API will help streamline communication between the various service providers in home care with other stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem including hospitals, insurance companies, etc.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Security, Banking, and WebRTC. Highlights include the Google Hangouts Chat API and several APIs for integrating with CA Veracode security elearning services. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Twenty APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Marketing, Mapping, and Weather. Highlights include the GitHub Checks API, which gives developers to build solutions for continuous integration, linting and acceptance testing. Here's a look at what is new.
Stratfor has launched its Enterprise API which provides access to the company’s complete repository of global geopolitical content. Content that can be access with the API includes statistics and coordinates for global events, country threat indices, and actionable geopolitical forecasts.
DMG has launched an API platform to help combat money laundering and fraud in Bitcoin transactions. The Bitscore Risk API provides a Bitscore that offers a measure of "tainted" currency that flows through transactions on a given network. The Bitscore helps quantify risk on a network.
According to a recent commit to the main repository of the Android Open Source Project, Google is preparing to prevent apps from monitoring network activity in the background. The new commit will restrict app access to /proc/net, which contains kernel output related to network activity.
Revelations that the now-defunct Cambridge Analytica collected data from as many as 87 million Facebook users’ focused congressional and public scrutiny on two main issues: privacy and competition. Most Americans seems to agree that we need progress on both fronts.
This week, Google announced a new top-level domain for mobile apps needing a home on the web: .app. Google sees many benefits for apps owning some space on the web, and its main selling point for the .app TLD is the built-in security requirements to communicate with an .app website.
Over 57 million Americans get their health insurance through Medicare. However, one barrier to significantly improved care has been the free flow of Medicare claims data between dissimilar systems. According to the US Digital Service however, version 2.0 of the Blue Button API should fix that.
Fitness trackers collect reams of data, but that data not always used effectively. Fitbit's wearables are about to get a lot smarter. The company said it is collaborating with Google to push health data generated by its fitness trackers to the cloud where medical professionals can put it to work.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in under Security, Electronic Signature, Data Mining, Weather and other categories. Highlights include the Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph API and an API for API-first CMS Comfortable.io. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Analytics API provider and customer data platform Segment has announced a new API to help businesses comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules that go into effect next month in Europe. Under the GDPR, Europeans will have more control over and access to their personal data.
As a global leader in cybersecurity, the irony of RSA's history of cyber incidents at conferences is lost on no one. Last week, at its annual RSAC, the company endured another security breach. Conference app user names were improperly accessed, calling all the cybersecurity industry into question.
In the wake of a scandal that has led to the biggest backlash it has ever faced, Facebook has announced API and platform product changes that will have far-reaching consequences for developers. The changes include the need for developers to submit their apps to Facebook for review.