This is the sixth part of ProgrammableWeb’s series on Understanding the Realities of API Security based on testimony by ProgrammableWeb’s editor-in-chief David Berlind to the ONC’s API Security and Privacy Task Force. This part considers how many API and third party app deployments exist.
Pastebin, a tool used by many researchers to track potential data breaches, recently announced the deprecation of its scraping API. Many security researchers rely on scraping Pastebin data to conduct critical research. To them, ending the API is throwing the baby out with the bathwater.