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How the facebook API led to the Cambridge Analytica Fiascot

How weak API terms of service, lack of transparency, and permissive API scopes led to the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal from earlier this year was not about a data breach. Nothing was hacked. It was more nuanced than that. Think: permissive API scopes, a lack of awareness about the data being accessed…

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Microservices, APIs and Innovation: The Power of APIs

Explore the role APIs play in empowering teams and enabling organizations to innovate. API Academy member Mike Amundsen shares his observations about the role APIs play in empowering teams and organizations to craft stable, cost-effective solutions for a wide range of distribution channels. In this article, part two of a three part series (you can read part…

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Applying and Extending DHARMA

This post gives some practical examples of the DHARMA method for API Security in a Microservice Architecture, and also shares some opportunities for extending the model. This article shares concepts from the O’Reilly book Securing Microservice APIs. If you’re attending OSCON next week, Rob Wilson and Matt McLarty will be signing and giving away print copies during lunch…

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Alexa, start the car: IoT in the automotive industry

By Charlotte | July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

How APIs fuel the connected car and why security is essential to IoT development From the outside, today’s cars look similar to their counterparts from 10 or even 20 years ago. But on the inside, they have been transformed by technology. Cars have retained their core functionality, but integrated connectivity, sensors, and systems have led…

APIs and the Smart City

By Amy Vujanich | July 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Exploring the role of APIs in enabling smart city initiatives As cities grow and evolve, so do the issues that local governments need to address. Leveraging technology to provide public services more efficiently and intelligently is one approach that dozens of cities across the globe are doing. Examples include everything from connected streetlights to full-service…

The Internet of Things – Today

By pwsadmin | March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

A quick intro: I’m Bill Oakes, I work in product marketing for CA and I was recently elected to write a regular blog about the business of APIs. I’ve been around the block over the years – a coder, an engineer… I even wrote a BBS once upon a time (yes, I’m pre-Web, truly a dinosaur –…

How I Lost Weight & Learned About APIs

By Ronnie Mitra | December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Trying to stay in shape is one of those never-ending life battles that I’ve come to expect as I get older. I’ve bounced between being a healthy shape and a not-so-healthy one for years and I’ve managed to live life just outside the edge of ideal fitness. A few months back, I reached an apex…

Cyber Security Awareness Month & the Internet of Vulnerable Things

By Holger Reinhardt | October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Did you know that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month in the US? While I usually emphasize the enormous potential of the Internet of Things (IoT), let’s use the occasion to look at the security risks of the Internet of really vulnerable things. Over the last couple of months, a casual observer could have noticed a variety…

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