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Facebook has announced the release of Graph API v2.11 and Messenger Platform v2.2. Facebook Graph API v2.11 includes changes to the Pages API and App Links Host. The latest version of the Messenger Platform includes the availability of the Messenger Broadcast API (open beta) and Page Insights API.
Google has rolled out Google Play Services SDK 11.6.0, which introduces major changes to how the APIs are structured. The company is deprecating one API while decoupling another. The idea is to reduce the amount of boilerplate code needed to use the APIs -- something everyone can be happy about.
Factual recently announced a new SDK that enables third party apps and services to pull location data from its massive database and trigger certain actions in response to data points like location, environment, movement and more. The SDK is easily used through the Garage Web UI.
WebRTC 1.0 has become a browser standard for realtime communications. Despite its widespread use, the API remained a W3C Candidate Recommendation. The API is now stable and considered feature complete. With its new designation, W3C calls for wide implementation and is working on future versions.
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.
Twilio has introduced two new APIs for enabling multi-user augmented reality (AR) applications; the DataTrack API and the Media Sync API. The APIs allow developers to build apps that provide a more immersive environment for users and an AR experience that immediately reacts to changes.
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.
Despite the fact that the costs associated with hacking and data breaches have arguably never been higher, recent API-related security incidents involving large companies, T-Mobile and Accenture, highlight the fact that basic API security best practices are still often not being adhered to.
Wrld.js is an SDK built on the Leaflet API that can be used for embedding interactive, 3D, indoor and outdoor maps in a web page. This guide will walk you through the process of using wrld.js to build a 3D airport experience, including searching, point-of-interest markers, and indoor routing.
Google, IBM, along with a number of other technology companies have introduced the Grafeas API, an open source artifact metadata API. Using the Grafeas API, organizations can combine data with other metadata to build a comprehensive model for security and governance at scale.
Cloud-based apps rely on an increasingly diverse set of underlying services, tied together through APIs - and hackers have taken notice. To resolve attacks and outages affecting APIs it is critical to understand and test the performance of the service delivery of application components.
Thirty-one APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Financial, Video, and Privacy. Featured today are APIs for gathering stock market data from Dow Jones and adding Vidme video features into applications. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
TRX Systems' 3D "Indoor GPS" Solutions Guide First Responders In Lethal Situations (includes podcast)
Largely in response to learnings from terrorism-related events, there's a new protocol for first responders that involves their entry into buildings before they're fully cleared of any danger. Commanding a situation like that requires GPS-like 3D indoor mapping technology where no GPS exists.
Microsoft has launched the Bing Maps Distance Matrix API which returns the travel times and distances between a set of origins and destinations. The API can be used in applications to solve the Traveling Salesman Problem and Vehicle Routing Problem returning the best route for a set of locations.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, Video, and Compliance. Highlights today include an API for retrieving financial data from regulatory resources and an API for detecting sentiment in customers written interactions.
Flashpoint announced the fourth version of its business risk intelligence API. The latest feature added to the API is Risk Intelligence Observables (RIOs), which the company contends move beyond traditional security indicators. A number of Flashpoint partners have already utilized v4.
At this point in your API journey, you have made a number of business decisions and a couple of technical ones. Now, several crucial decisions need to be made around security. Securing an API is an often neglected task, yet doing so is at the heart of an effective API strategy.
Facebook implemented new features for its Live API to answer common concerns voiced by the publishers. The automated encoder configuration ensures auto tweaks to quality settings throughout the stream, and the frame-accurate start times informs a publisher of the exact frame a video is live.