The Nymi Android SDK allows developers to create applications for the Nymi wristband. The Nymi band aims to allow individuals with persistent identity via authentication using a uder's unique ECG. The SDK allows developers to use "native" and "net" flavors of the Nymi Communication Library. The native flavor is for directly interacting with physical Nymis, and the net flavor allows interaction with a Nymi ecosystem daemon (ecodaemon). The Nymi Android SDK is written in Java.
DataCash, global payments services provider, has announced that its fraud management solution (GateKeeper 2.0) will be the first of its kind to integrate MasterCard's Lost-Stolen Account List API. The MasterCard API cross-references over 30 million lost and stolen cards globally. The integration will empower merchants with greater fraud detection capabilities and lessen the potential to reject legitimate customers.
Websense, a leading web security company, has announced that it has acquired Defensio, the anti-comment-spam service. Last fall we wrote about Defensio and its API and how it lets developers submit text snippets, such as comments from blogs and forums, which is then analyzed to return an indication of the likelihood that the text is spam. In the announcement, Websense notes these capabilities: