Facebook recently published a story hoping to clarify the nature of several partnerships, which may have provided unwanted access to users’ private messaging data. The announcement came one day after a story claiming that Facebook had been providing this undisclosed access to partners for years.
Imagine if you could peek into your users' checking accounts and see what they earn. In a way, you can. A creative new API from big data trailblazer InfoChimps uses IP geolocation to return U.S. Census data, including annual income. There are also updates to the company's Twitter influence and trust data APIs.