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IPinfo announced the availability of its Privacy Detection API. This API detects methods used to mask a user's true IP address, including VPN detection, proxy detection, tor usage, or a connection via a hosting provider, which could potentially be used to tunnel traffic and mask the true IP address.
A few years back Google introduced ML Kit, an SDK that lets mobile developers add machine learning to their apps. Recently, Google announced two new APIs (Entity Extraction and Selfie Segmentation) would be added to ML Kit to allow developers to create richer in-app experiences.
Spamhaus Technology Ltd has recently announced the release of its Intelligence API Beta. This is the first time Spamhaus has released its extensive threat intelligence via API, providing enriched data relating to IP addresses exhibiting compromised behavior.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Nutrition, Cryptocurrency and Payments. Highlights include an API that returns data from thousands of restaurant menus and an API that provides astronomical data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Ekata, a company that provides identity verification APIs that assist in risk assessment, has announced a new API that is designed to combat synthetic identity fraud. The new Ekata Account Opening API helps developers weed out bad actors from authentic customers during the onboarding process.
Cosmos, an interoperable blockchain ecosystem, has increased its incentives for its bug bounty program for the Cosmos Stargate software upgrade. The bug bounty will allow hackers, developers, and the community to trial and debug the upgrades and breaking changes to the Cosmos SDK.
Okta, a company that provides identity solutions for the enterprise industries, has launched a new SDK that is intended to simplify authentication for end-users while also improving device security. The new Okta Devices SDK was announced at the second annual Okta Showcase developer conference.
Cloudflare has announced the release of Cloudflare API Shield. This new product, which is free to all account holders regardless of their pricing plan, is intended to simplify API security via mutual TLS authentication, API schema validation, and a positive security model.
In January of 2020, Google discovered a wave of fraudulent transactions that were taking place on the Chrome Web Store. As a result of these actions, Google suspended the ability to publish or update any commercial Chrome extensions and later suspended use of the platform’s payment API.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, Names, and Monitoring. Highlights include an API for conversational AI and an API for integrating a paywall service into applications. Here's a rundown of the latest additions for developers.
Facebook has recently simplified the company’s platform terms and developer policies in hopes that this will improve adherence to guidelines. To support these goals Facebook has announced the broad rollout of Data Use Checkup, an annual process for developers that validates data usage.
SpyCloud, an account takeover prevention solution provider, has announced its new Password Exposure API. The API allows users to comply with new NIST guidelines that disallow weak, common, and previously exposed passwords. The API helps prevent fraud without adding friction to the user experience.
PayByFace, a provider of biometric authentication services, has announced early access to a new developer portal and accompanying APIs. The company is hoping that increased engagement with external developers will improve customer experiences while also increasing innovation.
When we first looked at the fastest growing API categories of recent years, Financial and Payments both made the list. We've seen a number of signals that there is great interest in API related to Finance so we decided to take a deeper look at the category's growth this month.
Standard methods for biometric authentication, think fingerprint scanning and facial recognition, are extremely problematic given the current cultural expectation that masks, and often gloves, be worn throughout the day. UnifyID has launched a new gait-based biometric authentication API to help.
Jumio, a provider of AI-powered identity verification services, has announced a new biometric passport authentication SDK. This new SDK supports NFC reading capability to allow developers to seamlessly integrate photo and touch-based identity verification services into applications.
The Honeynet Project has collaborated in the creation of a new open-source intelligence (OSINT) tool that collates threat information from a multitude of sources. This new resource dubbed Intel Owl provides developers access via API to the resulting threat analysis data.
Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, Messaging, and Mapping. Highlights include an API for Cohesity data management and backup service, and an API for WhatsApp messaging event notifications. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Metal, a cryptocurrency-based payment solution provider, announced the early beta release of its Proton Open SDK. The company breaks the SDK into three categories: native wallet SDKs, Proton API, and Web SDKs. The native wallet SDKs and Proton API are now available for beta testing.
Datadog, cloud security and monitoring platform, has launched Error Tracking. The new product automatically collects application errors in real-time. Then, it aggregates into action items for engineering teams to respond to. It includes automated collection and visualization tools.