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In another example of the ongoing battle over copyright, LyricWiki, the popular song lyric index and wiki, recently announced a major change that significantly reduces the functionality of its API (our LyricWiki API Profile). Although the API has not been shut down completely, the recent modification removes the core functionality that allows users to retrieve song lyrics.
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.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Blockchain, Healthcare and Electronic Signature. Highlights include the new OnTask API for workflow automation, the Canadian Football League data API, and two NFT-related APIs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.