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E-HAWK Launches Vetting API Connector

E-HAWK, cyber intelligence provider focused on combating fraudulent sign ups, has released the Vetting API Connector. The API automates the various vetting tools E-HAWK has deployed to analyze sign ups to determine the risk of fraud. The technology analyzes risk by vetting IP address, email, phone number, location, device and more. Based on risk levels, companies utilizing E-HAWK tools can set automatic responses to fraudulent activity.

Facebook Acquires SportStream

Facebook just announced its acquisition of SportStream. Although SportStream identifies itself as a "group of die-hard sports fans," the story underneath the acquisition truly represents an API story. Over the past few months, Facebook has been building its developer toolkit with an armory of new APIs and media partners have begun to flock to its new capabilities. The platform underlying SportStream, SportsBase, and its associated API will give Facebook greater visibility into sports-based conversations across the social media ecosystem.

FantasyData.com API Powers Fantasy Football Apps

FantasyData.com, NFL statistical data provider, offers the FantasyData NFL API. The API gives developers access to NFL data (e.g. team stats, live scores, season information, box scores, and more). The API targets web and mobile app owners who develop apps for the fantasy football market. Many of the most popular fantasy football apps have already integrated with FantasyData's APIs.

DataCash Integrates a MasterCard API to Increase Fraud Detection

DataCash, global payments services provider, has announced that its fraud management solution (GateKeeper 2.0) will be the first of its kind to integrate MasterCard's Lost-Stolen Account List API. The MasterCard API cross-references over 30 million lost and stolen cards globally. The integration will empower merchants with greater fraud detection capabilities and lessen the potential to reject legitimate customers.

NFLData.com Wants to Score With Sports Data API

NFLData.com has taken some aggressive steps to position itself as a market leader in sports data with the release of the NFL Data.com API. Sports data tools – already playing a crucial part in the business side of many international sports – is set to see further demand as fans expect greater access to up-to-the-minute stats and as a new raft of fan and athlete-based startups are created around international and local competitions.
07-31-2013

Using Crime Data via APIs for Good… or Evil?

New updates to the UK Police API extend the possibility of using crime data to create innovative products and services. While many of the new mashups and services that could be created from using an extended, anonymized dataset of all crimes in the UK could have benefits for local citizens and businesses, there is also the risk that the data could be used to infringe on civil liberties.

Fighting Off The Fraudsters: Socure API

The World Wide Web can be a charlatan's playground with the potential of accessing reams of personal details and passwords to exploit as they please. Of course, there are secure solutions in place and we can all do our bit to ensure our information remains safe, but in some cases, fraud manages to succeed. Socure is an identity fraud detection service aimed at providing organisations or website owners with the tools to help prevent fraud and ensure that their customers are who they say they are. Socure's API makes it possible to integrate this functionality into websites and applications.

The Justice Department's NCVS API Opens Access to Crime Victimization Data

The Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has released an API for access to National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) data: NCVS API. NCVS data includes the frequency, characteristics and consequences of criminal victimization in the United States compiled on an annual basis. The API constitutes one of many steps the federal government plans to make in an attempt to open access to data.