This is first part of ProgrammableWeb’s series on Understanding the Realities of API Security based on testimony by ProgrammableWeb’s editor-in-chief David Berlind to the ONC’s API Security and Privacy Task Force. This part looks at how the external availability of APIs can impact their security.
Google has launched an API toolkit to combat child sexual abuse material (CSAM). The Content Safety API uses artificial intelligence to better screen and limit the spread of CSAM online. An API approach increases speed of review, identification, and stop of abusive material.
HSBC Hong Kong has announced a new API that aims to support more advanced payment collection options. Using the new API developers will gain access to instant electronic Direct Debit Authorisation (eDDA) and real-time payment transfer functionality.