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Google has introduced a new service that aims to centralize, manage, and secure sensitive information like API keys, passwords, certificates, and other important data. Google Cloud Secret Manager is designed to help tackle secret sprawl, a significant barrier to application security.
Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Transcription, PDF, and Security. Highlights include an API for receiving alerts about the Launchkey authentication service and several APIs for Ekata identity verification services. Here's a look at what is new.
This article is part of a series about Most Clicked, Shared and Talked About APIs that were added to our directory during 2019. Security and Privacy APIs are covered here. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and also by mentions on social media.
The Cognitive Computing section of our Most Interesting APIs in 2019 series includes APIs from categories such as AI, ML, Recognition, Predictions, Sentiment and more that aim to make computers think like computers. Dozens of APIs were added in these areas this past year, here are some highlights.
Optical Character Recognition, or OCR, provides a way to read letters and numbers off of images, handwritten notes, invoices and receipts, videos, or any other visual media and convert it to machine readable text. Here are the ten most popular APIs in the ProgrammableWeb directory for OCR services.
Open banking has driven innovation in both multi-factor authentication and customer consent; a useful contribution to the API economy. Other industries dealing with sensitive information or financial transactions will need to consider how both of these elements are incorporated into their industry.
Panasonic has announced a facial recognition API under its μSockets B2B IoT service. Although Panasonic has built a strong portfolio of facial recognition technology over the years, it has never provided access to the developer community at large through an API. It is currently available in Japan.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Transcription and Identity. Included in this roundup is an API that helps application users to read lips and an API that returns the world's IoT data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Okta recently announced DynamicScale, an authentication solution built to perform for the most highly-trafficked apps and websites across the Internet. DyanmicScale can perform up to 500,000 authentications per minute, allowing it to handle enterprise traffic and unexpected spikes.
Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Backup, Mapping, Auto, and Recognition. Highlights include the Trend Micro Smart Check API for enterprise security, and the Figure Eight API for machine learning data annotations. Here's a rundown of what is new.
Apple is focused on privacy for kids and authentication methods acceptable for apps listed in the App Store. The default position for apps in the App Store is that they must use the Sign in with Apple authentication method. Exceptions to this rule exist. Apple has added a host of kids' protections.
Imperva, a company that provides application security solutions, recently announced that they had experienced a data breach that exposed user’s email addresses, scrambled passwords, API keys, and SSL certificates. In addition, the company's API security standards raise concerns.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Marketing and Authorization. Featured today is an API for managing contracts and eSignature data, and APIs for integration with AddEvent calendar services. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Are all CPaaSes (Communications Platform as a Service) created alike? Telesign's director of product management Vince Oh thinks not. In this interview with ProgrammableWeb.com editor-in-chief David Berlind, Oh explains how Telesign's parent company gives it a unique competitive advantage.
GitHub recently announced support for the WC3 standard WebAuthn. WebAuthn brings a new level of security to GitHub and expands the number of browsers supported. GitHub believes we are sitting at the beginning of "the future of authentication" and WebAuthn lays the foundation for that future.
Recent technology backed by machine learning is making it possible to recognize people and objects from images, videos, sounds, body parts, speech, phrases, characters, even typing. Developers can find over two-hundred APIs for Recognition on ProgrammableWeb. Here are some top choices.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Shipping, Identity, and Blockchain. Featured today is an API that identifies car make and model from a photograph, and an API that determines risk based on buyer reputation. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Today at Google I/O, the company highlighted key updates to the API that will allow developers to fine tune the way that end users interact with authentication prompts, as well as providing new tools for recognizing device compatibility.
The W3C and FIDO Alliance have been at work developing their Web Authentication specification. The specification uses biometrics, mobile devices, and FIDO security keys instead of standalone passwords for logins. While already supported by most major browsers, the spec is now an official standard.
Google has announced updates to its Cloud Speech to Text and Text to Speech APIs that include additional languages, voices, and more affordable pricing models. The goal of these updates is to help developers build better intelligent voice applications and make the products more widely available.