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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.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Open Data and Blockchain. Highlights include an API for aircraft, airport, and airline datasets, an API for credential management, and an API for cannabis industry standards. Here's a look at what is new.
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.
Torry Harris Integration Solutions (THIS), is an advisor to enterprises worldwide in extending the power of digital access through integration. The company recently announced the launch of its product portal with new SaaS plans to ease the purchasing journey of customers.
Rapidops Inc. today announced its new API Accelerator to rejuvenate legacy ERP systems. Changing ERP systems is not necessary today, and not viable in most cases due to the high switching costs and the time-consuming endeavor that is fraught with business risks.
Twenty-three APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Human Resources, DevOps, and Storage. Also new to the directory are ten COVID-19 APIs, CircleCI API, and APIs for cannabis dispensary software. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
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.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Data Mining, Recognition, and CRM. Highlights include an API that provides tracking data on recent diseases and an API for creating and managing data pipelines. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
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.
Google has announced an open beta release of an all-new Admob API. Google is providing the API specifically for application providers using AdMob, the company’s platform for promoting and monetizing mobile applications. The API provides data that more accurately mirrors the AdMob user interface.
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.
Scores of application programming interfaces are running your business—connecting systems, making services available, and much more. They’re the interfaces that let software talk to other software, and if all your APIs were to suddenly deactivate, so would your business’s ability to make money.