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In big news on the government data and transparency front, the premier provider of federal campaign finance information, Center for Responsive Politics (CRP), have announced they are opening for bulk download 20 years worth of data used to power their web site OpenSecrets.org. More than 200 million records are being made available of itemized contributions, campaign spending, lobbying, personal finance, and sponsored travel. CRP began tracking campaign contributions in the late 1980s. Their stats and staff are trusted and quoted by the Media as the gold standard reference.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in the Science, Cryptocurrency, and Financial categories, among others. Highlights include the Chooch object and facial recognition API and the Dataverse API for research data access. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Microsoft has moved Intune APIs in Microsoft Graph out of Preview and made them generally available. Intune APIs make it possible for Microsoft customers and partners to automate workloads, increase device management efficiency, and programmatically access EMS and Office 365 data (Microsoft Graph).