The Nymi iOS 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 iOS SDK is written in Objective-C.
Czech-based eyedea Recognition has released a face detection API. It joins a list of some 38 in our API directory related to face detection. It's hard to tell how these offerings will stand out from the crowd. (By way of comparison, last October I wrote up Skybiometry.) Once the identity, gender, approximate age, and the ability to count the number of people in a room have been nailed, what else is there?
Have you noticed an increase in the number of reports about malware and compromised web servers? Recently, a computer exploit known as Gumblar has been making news for its ability to launch exploits via drive-by download. Gumblar silently installs itself on a computer if a user simply visits a compromised web site, where it proceeds to steal FTP logins and replace legitimate Google search results with redirects to sites of the attacker's choosing. Despite the threat of Gumblar and malware exploits like it, users of recent releases of the Firefox or Chrome browser have an extra layer of protection provided by their use of Google's Safe Browsing API.
An untold number of Pinterest users were breached on June 4, 2014 as a part of a sophisticated attack designed to skim confidential information from their Facebook friends and Twitter followers. So far, Pinterest has failed to fully remedy the situation or even acknowledge that the attack happened.