A recent research paper reports that a set of Android APIs called Installed Application Methods (IAMs) are exposing Android users' sensitive information to advertisers. IAMs can be abused to retrieve a list of other apps installed on the device which can help advertisers infer sensitive information.
Google recently announced version 4 of its Safe Browsing API. The API has already been in production via the Safe Browsing client on Android since December and it specifically focuses on issues associated with mobile browsing. With the new version, Google will deprecate versions 2 and 3.
Nineteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Dictionary, Holidays, and Non-Profit. Featured today is the Google Trusted Types API to aid in preventing cross-site scripting attacks. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.