This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. Security and Privacy APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
“Is that your real name?” It's a question that we just don’t ask often enough! Fake Name Generator might like to see a little more suspicion in everyday life. The Fake Name Generator API will randomly create an identity complete with name, address, and numbers for phone, credit card, and social security. Why would you need this? Suppose you are testing a credit card processing gateway. You would need to validate and check fake numbers. Or maybe you need to test the validation of your site’s registration form.