For the second time in six months, a Grindr API security flaw has exposed location data of Grindr users. The latest security flaw involves a private Grindr API that fails to block third party access. Developers have exposed the flaw and are able to track the location of users to within 5 meters.
It seems at every API conference, there is a new feature being released by the team at OAuth.io. In October, at API Strategy and Practice in San Francisco, OAuth.io released a mobile SDK. Now after APIDays in Paris, OAuth.io has released a 'code request' feature to abstract usage tokens in the authentication process. Co-Founder Mehdi Medjaoui spoke with ProgrammableWeb about the service that provides a unified API for any OAuth implementation.