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Web banking service Holvi tests API for integrating other services with its platform

9 hours agoTechnology : GigaOM

The Finnish company is gunning for makers and small businesses that want a web-centric kind of checking account with functionality ranging from web shops to invoicing, and with the ability to integrate with third-party services likeShow More Summary

Today in APIs: Apple Restricts Use of Healthkit APIs

Apple has barred advertisers from accessing health data collected by its Healthkit APIs. Amazon makes file storage service Zocalo available to all AWS customers. Plus: Google closes down its web search API, and the dangers of APIs as spaghetti patchwork.

Vulnerability in Find My Phone service and weak passwords may explain alleged celebrity photo leaks

The Next Web is reporting that a vulnerability in the Find My Phone service may have allowed attackers to brute-force passwords in order to access the iCloud accounts of celebrities. The vulnerability allegedly discovered in the Find my iPhone service appears to have allowed attackers to use this method to guess passwords repeatedly without any sort […]

How Safe is iCloud and Other Cloud Services?

A trove of celebrity nude images — purportedly of some major celebrities — spread across the web Sunday evening. Although the veracity of many of the images in question is unclear, a number of celebrities have confirmed that they are...Show More Summary

NY Times Magazine: Abortion By Mail

Dutch physician Rebecca Gomperts has found a way to take care of women in countries where abortion is illegal. Emily Bazelon reports: Eight years ago she started Women on Web, a “telemedicine support service” for women around the world who are seeking medical abortions. She and a small staff share a one-room office in Amsterdam [...]

Abortion By Mail

by Dish Staff Emily Bazelon profiles doctor and reproductive-rights activist Rebecca Gomperts, who “started Women on Web, a ‘telemedicine support service’ for women around the world who are seeking medical abortions.” Why Gomperts’ work matters: Almost 40 percent of the world’s population lives in countries, primarily in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Persian Gulf, […]

GoDaddy Acquires Mad Mimi To Bolster Its Email Marketing Service

GoDaddy has acquired MailChimp competitor Mad Mimi. The company intends to further expand the web hosting provider’s product suite aimed at small businesses, while giving GoDaddy a potentially market-changing email service. Until now,...Show More Summary

Yahoo Opens Its Ad Network to Other Publishers

Yahoo is set to expand its Stream Ads service to allow other Web publishers beyond a close knit group of publishing partners to include its sponsored posts on their sites as well. The Yahoo ads will appear as “recommended content” on participating websites. Show More Summary

US: NSA leaks should be no excuse for local storage mandates, which harm “organic” internet

5 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

A State Department official has warned against the likes of Russia using NSA revelations as the basis for forcing web services to store citizens' data locally. US: NSA leaks should be no excuse for local storage mandates, which harm “organic” internet originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

Public Key Pinning in Firefox 32 to protect against MITM attacks

Public Key Pinning (PKP) is an extension to the HTTP protocol that is in draft status currently over at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It allows web services to reduce the number of authorities that can authenticate theShow More Summary

Everyone Can Now Use Amazon Zocalo

Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched its Zocalo secure document storage and collaboration service last month, but only in a limited preview. Now Zocalo, designed to operate with its WorkSpaces virtual desktop, is available to all customers. More »      

Amazon’s Dropbox & Google Drive challenger, Zocalo, is now ready for you to use

Amazon Web Services, the market-leading public-cloud division of e-commerce giant, today released its file-sharing service, Zocalo. It’s a full-featured piece of cloud software that could shake up Google Drive, Box, and Dropbox. Show More Summary

Today in APIs: SOA's API Gateway Assists Australia's Health Service

SOA teams up with Australia's Healthdirect to move from SOAP to REST. VMware jumps on the Docker container bandwagon. Plus top 20 free web services, and 7 mistakes with APIs.

Cotap brings its enterprise messaging service to the desktop

Business messaging service Cotap has gone beyond its mobile-first approach with the release of desktop and Web versions. The OS X version is available today on the Mac App Store, and the Web app is available on the Cotap website. Cotap,...Show More Summary

Amazon’s next move in the cloud wars might be in Ohio

While an Amazon Web Services site in the Midwest might not be a sure thing yet, it could just be a matter of time.

7 Package Tracking APIs That Rock

A niche vertical of APIs in which there are multiple web services to choose from is package tracking. There are more than 70 tracking and shipping APIs listed in the ProgrammableWeb directory with many of the biggest global package shippers represented including FedEx, DHL and UPS. Show More Summary

3D: The Future of Customer Service

Social media and live chat have become incredibly important resources within the customer service industry as more consumers are turning to the Web for assistance than to the keypad on their phones. Still, achieving that feeling of "live support" on the Web isn't quite there yet and is what most brands and customer service professionals strive for. Show More Summary

BitTorrent Sync lets you share folders on your PC using web links

Yes, cloud services like Dropbox make it easy to share folders through public directories and links, but you still have to put those folders in the cloud in the first place. Wouldn't you rather share them straight from your PC? BitTorrent hopes to...

Marketing Personalized Mobile Radio News Within the Social Web

The Associated Press (AP) and A.H. Belo Management Services are among investors backing HearHere Radio to the tune of $1.7 million, the company behind Rivet News Radio has announced. Rivet is targeting smartphone users with "personalized" content from the AP, Chicago Public Media and Crain's Chicago Business. Show More Summary

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