Cloudflare Rolls Out API Abuse Detection

Cloudflare, one of the leading content delivery networks, has announced API Discovery and API Abuse Detection.

UK Set to Adopt Apple/Google API For Contact Tracing

The UK has reversed course, adopting Apple and Google’s API for its contact tracing efforts.

Twitter Rolls Out ‘Hide Replies’ to Developers

Twitter’s Hide Replies feature is now available to developers as an API that can be included in their own software.

Twitter Suffers Serious Security Incident: Usernames Matched to Phone Numbers

Twitter has disclosed a serious security incident that allowed bad actors to link usernames with phone numbers. According to a blog post on the company’s privacy site, on December 24, 2019, Twitter “became aware that someone was using a large…

New Google Chrome Feature May Drive Users to Firefox

The Register is reporting on a new feature in an upcoming version of Google Chrome that has privacy-conscious users worried. A recent API called getInstalledRelatedApps may allow websites to determine what apps are installed on a user’s device. At first…

Roughly 100 Developers May Have Improperly Accessed FaceBook Groups Data

The last few weeks have seen the news go from bad to worse for Facebook, especially on the privacy front. Now the company is admitting that roughly 100 developers may have improperly accessed Groups member data. In April 2018, Facebook…

Truecaller Flaw Puts 150 Million Users at Risk

Zak Doffman at Forbes is reporting on a newly discovered vulnerability in the Truecaller app that puts 150 million iOS and Android users at risk. Truecaller is one of the premier caller ID apps, identifying unknown calls from mobile, landline…

Twitter Adds Features Making Embedding Easy

Twitter has made it easier to add rich, responsive Tweet displays directly to your website or CMS. There are now 3 options: 1. Factory Functions – Allows you to easily generate timelines for any web app. 2. oEmbed API –…

Uber Launches API, Affiliate Program for Developers

Uber thinks that “any app with a map is a potential Uber API partner” – so with that in mind, the on-demand car company is opening the Uber API to all developers. Uber is launching the API with eleven flagship…

Google Details Google Drive Android API

Earlier this month, Google upgraded Google Play Services to version 4.1. One of the big features in this latest upgrade was the inclusion of a Google Drive Android API. Now Google has offered more details on what it says provides…

Google Chromecast Gets Its First Game

When Google originally announced Chromecast, the stated intention was to make streaming video and audio content to the living room much easier. That has been the case for a while now, but now it looks like some intrepid developers have…

Amazon’s Mobile Associates API Brings Retail Shopping To Your Mobile App

Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer and it sells just about everything. It’s also host to one of the world’s largest mobile platforms with its Kindle Fire devices and Amazon Appstore for Android. Now the retailer is combining the…

Microsoft Adds Native 3D Printer API To Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 is fixing a lot of the problems people had with Microsoft’s newest operating system last November, but it’s also adding a lot of really cool features. Case in point – a native 3D printing API. So, how big…

Video Sharing Can Help Developers Build A Community

Back in March, YouTube announced that it was developing a live streaming API for game developers. The API, when integrated into games, would allow players to live stream their game straight to YouTube from game consoles. The API has already…

Facebook Enhances Open Graph On Mobile, Updates iOS SDK

At the Facebook Home unveiling, Mark Zuckerberg said that people are increasingly consuming content on mobile. It’s true for Facebook as is it true for just about everything else. That’s why Facebook needs to step up its mobile game, and…

Don’t Write Your Own File Picker In Your Google Drive App

You’re building a Google Drive app, and now you want to implement a file picker. You can either build your own or use an existing service. Google argues against the former in its latest Google Drive SDK hangout: Writing your…

Google Glass Mirror API Now Available

It was revealed yesterday that the first round of Google Glass devices are finished. Google will start shipping to those who pre-ordered the device at Google I/O last year first, and those developers will presumably start building apps for the…

Facebook Retires The REST API For New Apps

In late 2011, Facebook said that it would retiring the REST API to focus all of its efforts on the Graph API. Developers had over a year to make the jump, and now Facebook is finally pulling the plug. Facebook…

White House Announces Second ‘We The People’ Hackathon

The White House has just announced its second National Day of Civic Hacking, to take place at the White House. It will take place on June 1st. “For the National Day of Civic Hacking, participants will focus on producing full,…

Mozilla Is Now Working On A Web Payment Standard

Mozilla is all about Web standards. The non-profit has made it clear that it wants to move the Web away from plug-ins and third party services to Web APIs that will work across any browser. It’s latest venture tackles a…