Veronis launches DatAnywhere API to make files securely searchable within a business. The Federal Social Media Registry API verifies government accounts, now used by Facebook. Plus: Cloud APIs and Programmatic Interfaces, and Adobe releases a Gamepad API.
A Digg community member, suspicious of some top links, used the site's Digg API to uncover a 159 fake accounts. By comparing the stories voted on by these accounts to other stories, he discovered what appeared to be directed fraud and what Digg now calls "tests to find spam vulnerabilities." We spoke to the community member to learn how he used the site's API and what he learned.