API Evangelist Partners

These are my partners who invest in API Evangelist each month, helping underwrite my research, and making sure I'm able to keep monitoring the API space as I do.


3scale makes it easy to open, secure, distribute, control and monetize APIs, that is built with performance, customer control and excellent time-to-value in mind.


Runscope is a SaaS-based company that provides solutions for API performance testing, monitoring and debugging.


Tyk is an open source API Gateway that is fast, scalable and modern, and offers an API management platform with an API Gateway, API analytics, developer portal and API Management Dashboard.


Restlet is providing the fastest and easiest API-First Platform as a Service that developers and non-developers working on API projects can use.


DreamFactory Software develops and markets a technology that enables developers to connect modern mobile applications to enterprise back-end infrastructure in the cloud.

API Transparency News

These are the news items I've curated in my monitoring of the API space that have some relevance to the API definition conversation and I wanted to include in my research. I'm using all of these links to better understand how the space is testing their APIs, going beyond just monitoring and understand the details of each request and response.

Title Source Visit
Public Access Channel Tries To Shut Down Use Of Council Meeting Video Clips Claims They Arent Fair Use (2017-05-12) www.techdirt.com
Tweet Municipal reforms seeking transparency and oversight of local police surveillance move forward in Oakland httpstcoUlqckf7w67 (2017-05-11) twitter.com
Community Control of Police Spy Tech in Oakland (2017-05-06) www.eff.org
Theres 24 trillion dollars stashed overseas here are the companies hoarding the most cash outside America (2017-05-04) www.businessinsider.com
Transparency Groups Protest White House Lack of Reporting on Staff Pay (2017-05-02) m.govexec.com
Justice 18F Partner for Governmentwide FOIA Portal Nextgovcom (2017-04-25) www.nextgov.com
Artificial Intelligence has to deal with its transparency problems (2017-04-23) thenextweb.com
Lyft head of engineering pens a letter to teammates asking for open communication (2017-04-20) techcrunch.com
OIP Seeks Your Participation in the Development of the National FOIA Portal (2017-04-20) www.digitalgov.gov
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Outs USAFacts To Make Government Spending And Other Data More Transparent (2017-04-19) www.techtimes.com
Trump Administration Kills OpenGov Will Not Release White House Visitor Logs (2017-04-17) www.techdirt.com
Facebook shareholders propose reports on fake news pay equality (2017-04-14) www.reuters.com
The White House Plans to Keep Visitor Logs Secret (2017-04-14) www.motherjones.com
Trump Policy on Visitor Logs Provides Hint to How He Governs (2017-04-14) www.motherjones.com
Transparency and Resilience on the Road to Digital Transformation (2017-04-13) blogs.adobe.com
Microsoft says US foreign intelligence surveillance requests more than doubled (2017-04-13) www.reuters.com
Microsoft reveals new intelligence requests in transparency report (2017-04-13) thehill.com
Microsoft publishes first National Security Letter in transparency report (2017-04-13) techcrunch.com
Tweet RT knightfdn Report Obtaining govt records has gotten more difficult in the last 4 years on the state ampamp national level httpstcovxfRhellip (2017-04-12) twitter.com
Launch Jedeschulede promotes transparency within the educational system in Germany (2017-04-12) blog.okfn.org
Toward Transparency of Legal Position and Process and a White House Obligation to Disclose (2017-04-12) www.lawfareblog.com
Twothirds of EU travel websites mislead on prices Commission (2017-04-07) www.reuters.com
Open Data Day 2017 Celebrating data use and openness (2017-04-07) blog.okfn.org
We join 51 organizations urging ICANN to be more transparent (2017-04-06) maintenance.icann.org
Uber said to use sophisticated software to defraud drivers passengers (2017-04-06) arstechnica.com
New database details White House officials finances (2017-04-06) www.publicintegrity.org
Cloud financial platform helps promote local government budget transparency (2017-04-05) americancityandcounty.com
Open Data Day 2017 round table on transparency and corruption in Albania (2017-04-05) blog.okfn.org
Brexit will only mean more money laundering scandals like Global Laundromat (2017-03-23) www.independent.co.uk
Why sharing our business secrets fuelled my companys hypergrowth (2017-03-23) medium.com
What does the Global Laundromat tell us about the need for open company data (2017-03-23) blog.opencorporates.com
Arkansas Legislators Want To Make Corporate Whistleblowing Illegal (2017-03-21) www.techdirt.com
Twitters tenth transparency report shows massive scale of fight against extremism (2017-03-21) thenextweb.com
Twitter Transparency Report Details Escalating Crackdown On Terrorists (2017-03-21) www.huffingtonpost.com
Twitters Transparency Report Isnt Transparent If It Doesnt Address Harassment (2017-03-21) motherboard.vice.com
Datadriven government improves services transparency (2017-03-20) www.citylab.com
Transparency in Parliament And in Data Journalism (2017-03-15) blog.ouseful.info
FOIA the Dead uses The New York Times obituaries to shine a light on FBI surveillance for the living (2017-03-15) www.niemanlab.org
Googles Pragmatic Approach to the Truth and Its Pitfalls (2017-03-08) streetfightmag.com
How does open company data impact womensrights (2017-03-08) blog.opencorporates.com
Law for All Free Law Projects Radical Approach to Legal Transparency (2017-03-03) creativecommons.org
Tweet Sunlight welcomes TheJusticeDept039s commitment to increase transparency in implementing the DCRA httpstcojOD3gfyjRL (2017-02-28) twitter.com
Federal Election Commission Member Quits Says Agency Refuses To Address Campaign Finance Violations (2017-02-24) www.techdirt.com
California Law Enforcement Union Sues To Block Police Accountability (2017-02-24) www.techdirt.com
FCC rolls back net neutrality ISP transparency rules (2017-02-23) www.pcworld.com
Lawsuit forces DoJ to admit that Obama administration sneakily killed transparency bill (2017-02-23) boingboing.net
Tweet If you039re a government worker ampamp are asked to remove opendata please tell the press httpstco2wry34cWG2hellip httpstcop3vFHB9ea7 (2017-02-21) twitter.com
Wikimedia Foundation releases first transparency report of 2017 (2017-02-13) blog.wikimedia.org
Founders of Panama Papers law firm arrested after raids International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (2017-02-11) www.icij.org
FBI Throws Up Digital Roadblock to Transparency (2017-02-10) www.eff.org
Sen Wyden presses for more answers as FBI responds to questions about its new FOIA system (2017-02-10) techcrunch.com
State of open company data in 2016 wins and challenges ahead (2017-02-09) blog.opencorporates.com
The TSA knows its screening methods are unscientific and unreliable says ACLU report (2017-02-09) www.theverge.com
FBI to Revert to Fax Machines Snail Mail for FOIA Requests (2017-02-07) www.dailydot.com
Trumps FBI doubles down on hostility to transparency switches to fax and snailmail for FOIA requests (2017-02-07) boingboing.net
FBI axes FOIA requests by email so dust off your fax machine (2017-02-06) techcrunch.com
Not Only Is Steve Bannon Sitting In On National Security Meetings The Usual Paper Trail Is Disappearing (2017-01-31) www.techdirt.com
Storj Payout Transparency (2017-01-30) blog.storj.io
Reforming CFPB isnt enough Eliminate it (2017-01-23) www.americanbanker.com
11 resources that will help you map a corporate network (2017-01-20) blog.opencorporates.com
Facebook urged to be more transparent over censorship (2017-01-19) www.bbc.co.uk
Telefonica opens up as transparency standards improve (2017-01-18) www.accessnow.org
Transparency Report 23 Growing JustFreeThemescom CodeinWP (2017-01-18) www.codeinwp.com
GitHub googlekeytransparency A transparent and secure way to look up public keys (2017-01-12) github.com
USPTO 2016 Performance and Accountability Report (2017-01-12) patentlyo.com
Security Through Transparency (2017-01-12) security.googleblog.com
FBOpen shuttered due to low usage (2017-01-11) fcw.com
Finally Revealed Cloudflare Has Been Fighting NSL for Years (2017-01-10) www.eff.org
USPTO Releases its 2016 Performance and Accountability Report (2017-01-04) www.uspto.gov
Development Seed Annual Report (2017-01-04) www.developmentseed.org
How Do We Ensure Transparent and Trustworthy AI in Fintech (2017-01-03) bankinnovation.net
WikiLeaks hints at potential releases in 2017 warning prepare for showdown (2017-01-03) www.itsecurityguru.org
Baking transparency into our routines (2016-12-18) www.niemanlab.org
Sunlight will endure Sunlight Foundation (2016-12-16) sunlightfoundation.com
Transparency key to driving Australias startup ecosystem (2016-12-15) www.finder.com.au
ATAR charade Universities will be forced to increase transparency on admissions (2016-11-15) www.smh.com.au
Sharing Threat Intel Easier Said Than Done (2016-11-11) www.darkreading.com
Gaining Visibility into the Black Box of AtScale Data Storage (2016-11-11) www.enterprisetech.com
Municipal Money Making municipal budgets more accessible (2016-11-09) blog.okfn.org
MEGA Mega Transparency Report (2016-11-08) mega.nz
Connecting freedom of information to open data How to build a better FOIAgov (2016-11-02) sunlightfoundation.com
Pennsylvania Is on the Verge of Enacting a Bill That Could Hide the Identities of Cops Who Use Excessive Force (2016-11-01) www.aclu.org
Politwoops gets a new public interest parent ProPublica (2016-11-01) techcrunch.com
What is the Open Fiscal Data Package (2016-10-20) blog.okfn.org
Yahoo Demands Government Be More Transparent About Data Requests (2016-10-20) www.darkreading.com
Yahoo ACLU press US feds to disclose email snooping orders surveillance laws (2016-10-20) www.zdnet.com
Yahoo Seeks US Declassification of DataGathering Efforts (2016-10-19) www.wsj.com
Why I Came To Believe CRS Reports Should be Publicly Available and Built a Website to Make it Happen (2016-10-19) medium.com
EveryCRSReportcom makes taxpayerfunded research freely available to the public (2016-10-19) sunlightfoundation.com
The Constitution Leaves No Room for Secret Law (2016-10-19) www.aclu.org
You could soon look up body cam footage from your local police online (2016-10-18) www.businessinsider.com
GOP congressman 039Thank God039 for WikiLeaks (2016-10-17) thehill.com
Fork our unconference Open sourcing TransparencyCamp (2016-10-15) sunlightfoundation.com
Google discloses FBI inquiry (2016-10-14) thehill.com
Google More than 44K government requests for data (2016-10-13) thehill.com
Googles latest Transparency Report sets more records in government request numbers (2016-10-12) techcrunch.com
Transparency Missing From the Suppliers of Capital to Fintechs (2016-10-12) bankinnovation.net
How were wrapping up Sunlight Labs in the open (2016-10-12) sunlightfoundation.com
Lawmakers want UK to set example on transparency in AI decision making (2016-10-12) www.pcworld.com
Today in OpenGov How GitHub and Internet Archive are helping to preserve Sunlight and more (2016-10-11) sunlightfoundation.com
Opacity in oil states Can open data bend the curve of corruption (2016-10-07) sunlightfoundation.com
International salaries at Stack Overflow (2016-10-05) blog.stackoverflow.com
What Really Happens When You FOIA UK Police (2016-10-05) motherboard.vice.com
The Human Rights Principles for Connectivity and Development (2016-10-05) www.accessnow.org
Tweet Sunlight opencontracting are bringing more transparent procurement to cities across America on thehellip httpstcoKFgEssGJID (2016-10-03) twitter.com
ISRG Legal Transparency Report January 2016 June 2016 (2016-10-01) letsencrypt.org
Its Almost Like the Dallas PD Just Doesnt Care With These Bomb Robot FOIAs (2016-09-30) motherboard.vice.com
Empiricism and Transparency (2016-09-29) dzone.com
A cornerstone of government transparency gets an overhaul (2016-09-29) gcn.com
Victory Gov Brown Signs Bill to Overhaul Californias Broken Gang Databases (2016-09-28) www.eff.org
What is the Open Access Spectrum Evaluation Tool (2016-09-28) www.oaspectrum.org
Promoting Transparency in Trade Act Would Bring LongNeeded Reforms to the USTR (2016-09-27) www.eff.org
Sharing Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence Is The Only Way We Win (2016-09-27) www.darkreading.com
Open Data Science Come To The Enterprise (2016-09-27) dzone.com
Extraction and analysis of signatures from the Gene Expression Omnibus by the crowd (2016-09-26) www.nature.com
Sunlights work uncovering superdelegate lobbyists featured on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (2016-09-23) sunlightfoundation.com
Charlotte Shooting Shows Why Video Transparency Is Vital (2016-09-22) www.aclu.org
Sunlight Foundation will lay off 5 ahead of merger push (2016-09-21) www.poynter.org
Twitters new transparency report is disclosure done right (2016-09-21) techcrunch.com
Statement from Sunlight Foundations board chairman Sunlight Foundation Blog (2016-09-20) sunlightfoundation.com
What It Costs to Run Lets Encrypt (2016-09-20) letsencrypt.org
Transparency in Patent Examination Prosecution Master Review Form (2016-09-20) www.uspto.gov
Statement from Sunlight Foundations board chairman (2016-09-20) sunlightfoundation.com
For the sake of transparency lets protect privacy (2016-09-19) thehill.com
Tweet A new TheJusticeDept report finds delays and delinquencies in foreign lobbying disclosure httpstco7LKYHJDEe0 httpstco3DL2gmNfi1 (2016-09-15) twitter.com
FEC stalemates on how to deal with foreignowned companies spending in elections (2016-09-15) www.opensecrets.org
Google Gets Hall Pass from Uber on Ride Hailing Price Comparison Feature (2016-09-14) www.programmableweb.com
Tweet What you need to know if you were harmed by Wells Fargo httpstcoArbr8KFFnn (2016-09-13) twitter.com
New Study Reveals Just How Important Brand Transparency Really Is (2016-09-12) www.inc.com
The Internets Own Instigator (2016-09-12) medium.com
Transparency shouldnt just be about what the government wants to release (2016-09-09) www.muckrock.com
Slovakia companies added to OpenCorporates (2016-09-09) blog.opencorporates.com
Tweet Syndicate deals are now 100 private httpstco111tqPm17T (2016-09-06) twitter.com
Obamas legacy on transparency open data portals sprout up across America more (2016-09-02) sunlightfoundation.com
Announcing new research partnership and draft policy guidelines for municipal open contracting (2016-09-01) sunlightfoundation.com
Bernie Sanderss new political group wont have to disclose its donors (2016-09-01) sunlightfoundation.com
Transparency Hunters Capture More than 400 California Database Catalogs (2016-09-01) www.eff.org
Independent assessment finds federal agency release rate for FOIA much lower than claimed (2016-09-01) sunlightfoundation.com
Tweet RT mguariglia Dallas Police are ready to send 12 pages on the bomb detonating robot for 252 httpstcoXeXIvdLtvf cc MuckRock genhellip (2016-09-01) twitter.com
Principles for transparency and accountability in the US presidential transition (2016-08-30) sunlightfoundation.com
A High Schoolers guide to FOIA Challenging authority one public records request at a time (2016-08-30) www.muckrock.com
Why an open approach is driving API innovation (2016-08-30) blog.financial.thomsonreuters.com
STUDY Outside groups secret money far more prominent than ever before (2016-08-24) www.opensecrets.org
Spotlight on private prisons lobbying and otherwise (2016-08-23) www.opensecrets.org
WikiLeaks uploads 300 pieces of malware among email dumps (2016-08-19) www.itsecurityguru.org
Highlights From Googles Latest Transparency Report (2016-08-17) www.itsecurityguru.org
Can Openness in the US Government Lead to Better Application Security (2016-08-16) dzone.com
The Census Bureaus 33 million web site (2016-08-11) www.muckrock.com
Malaysia companies added to OpenCorporates (2016-08-11) blog.opencorporates.com
Yodlee launches Transaction Data Enrichment to offer transparency into transactions (2016-08-10) www.finextra.com
For SLAs theres no such thing as 100 Uptime 8211 only 100 Transparency (2016-08-10) blog.algolia.com
Tweet Darkmoney at the local level has skyrocketed recently Help us find it in your state httpstco5huv2PtVcG httpstcoqGuWxQ8iRk (2016-08-08) twitter.com
The Opportunity for APIDriven Algorithmic Transparency at the Mobile Data Plan Level (2016-08-08) dzone.com
Charity Registers and corporate data the missing link (2016-08-08) blog.opencorporates.com
Make Algorithms Accountable The New York Times (2016-08-06) www.nytimes.com
Make Algorithms Accountable (2016-08-06) www.nytimes.com
Corporate sponsorships of Olympics make political investments look like a very good deal (2016-08-05) www.opensecrets.org
Tackling corruption must remain at the core of UK governments drive for prosperous stable and secure societies (2016-08-04) www.transparency.org.uk
Another brick in the wall falls Court weakens barrier between candidates and super PACs (2016-08-04) sunlightfoundation.com
Why transparency matters in Europes trade negotiations (2016-08-04) www.accessnow.org
Federal FOIA Advisory Committee grapples with challenges technology and capacity (2016-08-03) sunlightfoundation.com
Extracting Social Network Graphs from DNC Emails (2016-08-02) dzone.com
Hacker Dumps Sensitive Patient Data From Ohio Urology Clinics (2016-08-02) motherboard.vice.com
Adding YouTube and Calendar to the HTTPS Transparency Report (2016-08-02) security.googleblog.com
How an open data blogger proved the NYPD issued parking tickets in error (2016-08-01) blog.adafruit.com
Help crowdfund the release of 20 years of FBI FOIA logs (2016-07-29) www.muckrock.com
WikiLeaks methods questioned by whistleblower Edward Snowden (2016-07-29) www.pcworld.com
MuckRocks building an open guide to every states public records law and we need your help (2016-07-22) www.muckrock.com
States can bring political dark money into the light (2016-07-20) www.latimes.com
If Corporations Are People How Are They Held Accountable (2016-07-20) knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu
Tweet Lawsuit claims Justice Dept intentionally uses decadesold computer system to stymie FOIA requests httpstcoAvvGGLnMgK guardian (2016-07-18) twitter.com
Transparency Reporting Index Access Now (2016-07-16) www.accessnow.org
Against Transparency New Republic (2016-07-16) newrepublic.com
The Transparency Trap (2016-07-16) hbr.org
White House advisory on open government asks the right questions (2016-07-15) sunlightfoundation.com
Tweet Proactively releasing opendata that039s frequently requested under FOIA is a nobrainer Here039s why httpstco8nLjWhVE59 via digiphile (2016-07-14) twitter.com
Today in OpenGov Use FOIA demand to drive open data disclosure (2016-07-14) sunlightfoundation.com
Governments should use FOIA demand to drive open data disclosure (2016-07-14) sunlightfoundation.com
Data Can Dramatically Enhance County Services and Accountability (2016-07-14) datasmart.ash.harvard.edu
FEC fines Koch groups for illegal dark money (2016-07-13) sunlightfoundation.com
Federal court ruling extends FOIAs reach to private messaging systems (2016-07-08) sunlightfoundation.com
Today in OpenGov House continues inaction on dark money (2016-07-08) sunlightfoundation.com
Fact Sheet New Steps Toward Ensuring Openness and Transparency in Government (2016-06-30) www.whitehouse.gov
Congress commits to making deliberative decisions more transparent online (2016-06-22) sunlightfoundation.com
Transparency report Updating our report for the second half of 2015 (2016-06-20) blogs.dropbox.com
Querying Panama Papers Neo4j Database Container From a Linked Jupyter Notebook Container (2016-06-13) blog.ouseful.info
Stampery Launches New API and Certification Service (2016-06-10) www.programmableweb.com
Eshoo introduces bill requiring presidential nominees to release tax returns (2016-06-09) sunlightfoundation.com
Data the Key to a More Transparent Open Government (2016-06-07) gsablogs.gsa.gov
Visualizing Algorithms Before Implementation (2016-06-05) dzone.com
The Panama Papers Graph Database Is Now Available for Download (2016-06-03) dzone.com
Bringing Transparency Visibility to NDC Deployments (2016-06-03) worldfreightfocus.com
Three States Where Transparent Healthcare Pricing Caught On Early (2016-06-01) blog.pokitdok.com
Wall Streets fab five House members candidates most reliant on funding from finance industry (2016-06-01) www.opensecrets.org
A Welcome Trend in American Healthcare Pricing Transparency (2016-05-25) blog.pokitdok.com
Algorithm Visualizer Write down your algorithm to be visualized (2016-05-23) jasonpark.me
Transparency How do I do it (2016-05-23) sunlightfoundation.com
The Interior Department should honor Congress intentions on FOIA mediation (2016-05-19) sunlightfoundation.com
Contributing OpEd Writer The Real Bias Built In at Facebook (2016-05-19) www.nytimes.com
Rentberry Transparent rental experience for tenants and landlords (2016-05-18) rentberry.com
Snowden Doc Search (2016-05-17) search.edwardsnowden.com
Transparant Netherlands launched (2016-05-13) waag.org
Montana US companies added to OpenCorporates (2016-05-12) blog.opencorporates.com
Offshore Leaks Database A search engine for Panama papers (2016-05-10) offshoreleaks.icij.org
Two surprising companies lead the pack in user data privacy and transparency (2016-05-10) www.businessinsider.com
Slacks annual transparency report (2016-05-04) medium.com
Big data openness means a lot more than just open data (2016-05-03) disruptiveviews.com
The World Bank is again in the top 10 of the Aid Transparency Index (2016-05-03) blogs.worldbank.org
Bureau of Prisons refuses to name businesses that employ prison labor (2016-04-30) www.muckrock.com
Kickstarter Transparency Report 2015 (2016-04-25) www.kickstarter.com
Announcing New Features to Boost Data Control Transparency (2016-04-20) blog.mparticle.com
Viber says its now encrypted but wont tell us how secure our chats are (2016-04-19) thenextweb.com
Is It Possible to Defog Americas Corporate Financial Reports (2016-04-19) knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu
Apple Transparency Report reveals fourfold increase in secret US government orders (2016-04-19) thenextweb.com
Congress to consider making open data the default in federal government (2016-04-14) sunlightfoundation.com
My Perspective on the White Houses Open Budget (2016-04-14) www.socrata.com
European Union Calls for Big Companies to Disclose More Tax Data (2016-04-12) www.nytimes.com
Unveiling Ubers Transparency Report (2016-04-12) medium.com
Panama Papers Quick Start in SQLite3 (2016-04-10) blog.ouseful.info
OpenGov Voices Honoring transparency improvements from inside Congress (2016-04-07) sunlightfoundation.com
What the Panama Papers Mean for Transparency and Dark Money (2016-04-06) knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu
Mapping Corruption in the Panama Papers with Open Data (2016-04-06) blog.scrapinghub.com
Why are there so many anonymous corporations in Delaware (2016-04-06) sunlightfoundation.com
Dark money group spends 200000 on ads opposing Puerto Rico debt relief bill (2016-04-06) sunlightfoundation.com
Why the Panama Papers are a good thing for hackers and the rest of us (2016-04-06) thenextweb.com
Delivery performance and transparency (2016-04-05) postmarkapp.com
PRESS RELEASE New Global Register To Shine Light on Anonymous Companies a Root Cause of Corrupt Illegal Activities OpenCorporates (2016-04-04) blog.opencorporates.com
Reddit deletes surveillance warrant canary in transparency report (2016-03-31) venturebeat.com
FOIA Mapper aims to make it easier for journalists to know where to look for public documents (2016-03-29) www.niemanlab.org
Across the Country Open Data Creates Transparency and Opportunity (2016-03-24) www.socrata.com
House Rules Committee to release data in XML format (2016-03-23) sunlightfoundation.com
Heroku Behind the Curtain Patching the glibc Security Hole (2016-03-21) blog.heroku.com
March 22 Reps Issa Quigley to host Transparency Caucus briefing on DATA Act (2016-03-17) www.datacoalition.org
Fed Statement Tracker WSJcom (2016-03-16) projects.wsj.com
White House Increases Transparency for SCOTUS Nomination (2016-03-16) www.socrata.com
Googles HTTPS encryption efforts now on display in Transparency Report (2016-03-15) zdnet.com.feedsportal.com
International Open Data Day Stockholm 2016 Part III Exploring Value Creation through Transparency (2016-03-15) se.okfn.org
Transparency in landbased investment key questions and next steps (2016-03-14) www.open-contracting.org
Designing services that are accessible transparent and easy for all to use (2016-03-12) 18f.gsa.gov
Tune wants to bring transparency to 100B mobile ad market (2016-03-10) venturebeat.com
Obama Administration Secretly Lobbied Against FOIA Reform In Congress (2016-03-09) e-pluribusunum.org
Transparency within government helps build public trust (2016-03-07) 18f.gsa.gov
Wikimedia Foundation details requests to alter or remove content in new Transparency Report (2016-02-29) blog.wikimedia.org
Netflix lifted the lid on how the algorithm that recommends you titles to watch actually works (2016-02-26) www.businessinsider.com
Congress releases open data on bill status (2016-02-25) e-pluribusunum.org
The API Transparency Discussion Is Not Exclusively About Being Public Or Private (2016-02-17) apievangelist.com
AirWatch 83 released with focus on IT transparency (2016-02-17) www.zdnet.com
What TPP missed meaningful transparency (2016-02-11) blog.wikimedia.org
AOL Releases Transparency Report for the Second Half of 2015 (2016-02-09) blog.aol.com
IP addresses were blacklisted from the PlayStation Network (2016-02-02) my.liquidvpn.com
Using the Harvest API for Radical Transparency with Clients (2016-02-02) www.getharvest.com
FCC votes to expand transparency for political ads (2016-01-28) sunlightfoundation.com
Knight News Challenge winners focus on data and transparency (2016-01-26) www.niemanlab.org
Regulatory market pressure forcing transparency on equities research (2016-01-26) bankinnovation.net
Members of Congress urge FCC to enforce political ad disclosure (2016-01-22) sunlightfoundation.com
December reporting powered by Sunlight tools and data (2016-01-20) sunlightfoundation.com
Investigate corrupt cash overseas with Sunlight and TIRussias new webinar series (2016-01-19) sunlightfoundation.com
The Rise of Transparent Data Journalism The BuzzFeed Tennis Match Fixing Data Analysis Notebook (2016-01-18) blog.ouseful.info
Amazon Leads the Charge Toward Transparent Feedback (2016-01-15) blog.hubspot.com
OpenGov Voices Putting a spotlight on dark money (2016-01-11) sunlightfoundation.com
Arguments for data transparency a list for advocates (2016-01-06) sunlightfoundation.com
Turning learning up to 11 Transparent internal operations (2016-01-04) 18f.gsa.gov
Once Upon a FOIA Request How You Can Open Public Records (2015-12-18) www.digitalgov.gov
Whats in the first US Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative report (2015-12-17) 18f.gsa.gov
In the wake of change Argentina has to push for more transparency (2015-12-16) sunlightfoundation.com
Big data and transparency Why it matters to you (2015-12-11) thenextweb.com
Data Transparency Sharing the Networks Data (2015-12-10) blog.affiliatewindow.com
Health Care Providers Should Publish Physician Ratings (2015-10-23) hbr.org
Delta sole US carrier on new Expedia fare transparency tool wwwtravelweeklycouk (2015-10-23) travelweekly.co.uk
If Twitter Can Deliver Transparency Around API Access and Business Model They Might Be Able To Find Their Way Again (2015-10-21) apievangelist.com
Twitter promises more transparency data tools to woo developers (2015-10-21) www.zdnet.com
3 Ways Financial Transparency Builds Operational Efficiency (2015-09-01) www.socrata.com
OpenGov Voices Bringing understanding and engagement to public budgets (2015-08-30) sunlightfoundation.com
Kansas officials rebuff lawsuit seeking voting machine records (2015-08-26) sunlightfoundation.com
The Problem With Kickstarter A Lack Of Transparency (2015-08-25) hackaday.com
Financial Transparency Checklist 10 Steps to Get It Right (2015-08-24) www.socrata.com
Open Data For Transparency Contract Compliance (2015-08-24) blog.ouseful.info
Why Open the Books (2015-08-20) www.socrata.com
How We Spend Money at Mattermark What Goes Into Our Burn Rate (2015-08-12) mattermark.com
Expanding the scope of our Transparency Report (2015-08-11) blog.twitter.com
Twitter increases scope of its transparency reports as governments keep requesting more data (2015-08-11) thenextweb.com
With Release To One Release to All US Pilots New Freedom Of Information Policy (2015-07-10) www.huffingtonpost.com
Court ruling could spur action on greater disclosure of contractor contributions (2015-07-10) sunlightfoundation.com
How to prepare for the global healthcare transparency phenomenon (2015-07-06) www.concur.com
Spotting vulnerabilities takes many eyes (2015-07-02) www.computerworld.com
Twilio Transparency Report (2015-07-01) www.twilio.com
Safety and Transparency Through Data (2015-07-01) www.digitalgov.gov
Fliptop posts transparent pricing chides other predictive firms for not doing so (2015-06-29) venturebeat.com
We need a sharper focus on money in politics (2015-06-24) sunlightfoundation.com
Congress to President Obama Make government contractors disclose political spending (2015-06-24) sunlightfoundation.com
Growing chorus calling for CRS reports to be open to the public (2015-06-23) sunlightfoundation.com
Donor demographics old white guys edition part II (2015-06-23) www.opensecrets.org
The advertising industry admits it has a major transparency problem and its about to find out just how big an issue it is (2015-06-18) www.businessinsider.com
Topeka Opens Window for Citizens with Open Budget App (2015-06-16) www.socrata.com
Amazon has finally released its first transparency report (2015-06-13) www.theverge.com
Amazons first transparency report says it defends customer privacy (2015-06-12) thenextweb.com
Sunlight gets 5star transparency rating from Transparify (2015-06-11) sunlightfoundation.com
MigrationWiz Increases Transparency with Enterpriselevel Logging (2015-06-09) blog.bittitan.com
How DATA Act implementation is opening up federal spending (2015-06-08) 18f.gsa.gov
Open data without Germany The G7 Summit and the bumpy road to transparency (2015-06-08) sunlightfoundation.com
OpenGov Voices How the FEC is making it easier to follow the money (2015-05-31) sunlightfoundation.com
Financial Transparency Trifecta QA (2015-05-28) www.socrata.com
Follow the Money Financial Transparency Trifecta (2015-05-21) www.socrata.com
9 takeaways from our surveillance transparency panel Who Watches the Watchers (2015-05-20) sunlightfoundation.com
Join our efforts to support transparency reform in Chile (2015-05-19) sunlightfoundation.com
openFOIA Freedom of Information Act (2015-05-15) open.foia.gov
New Federal Website Makes FOIA Requests Easier To Understand But Still Cant Make Them (2015-05-15) www.huffingtonpost.com
Stories from our surveillance transparency panel (2015-05-15) sunlightfoundation.com
Google expands the information it discloses in its Transparency Reports (2015-05-14) thenextweb.com
DigitalOceans 2014 Transparency Report (2015-05-12) www.digitalocean.com
DigitalOceans first transparency report reveals data requests for less than 1 of users (2015-05-12) venturebeat.com
Do UK campaign laws miss the mark on transparency (2015-05-12) sunlightfoundation.com
The principles for establishing international interoperable rights statements (2015-05-11) dp.la
OpenGov Voices How NRDC Action Fund used Sunlight data to track energy sector influence (2015-05-10) sunlightfoundation.com
Slack We havent received a single government data request (2015-05-01) venturebeat.com
Slack and Transparency (2015-05-01) slackhq.com
One critical transparency flaw in the new USA FREEDOM Act (2015-04-28) sunlightfoundation.com
Shining a light on buying in the dark and the growing urgency of supply chain transparency (2015-04-24) blog.amee.com
Agile Developments Secret Weapon Transparency (2015-04-23) 18f.gsa.gov
Microsoft addresses cloud control and transparency concerns (2015-04-23) www.techcentral.ie
Microsoft addresses concerns over cloud control transparency (2015-04-21) cw.com.hk
Supporting Transparency and Participation in Internet Governance (2015-04-20) www.macfound.org
Weekly StandUp 9 What Happened at OpenCorporates (2015-04-17) blog.opencorporates.com
Sunlight and allies continue to push for transparent political advertising (2015-04-17) sunlightfoundation.com
Wyden Introduces Package to Boost Transparency Oversight Enforcement and Oregon Values in Trade Agreements Press Releases US Senator Ron Wyden (2015-04-16) www.wyden.senate.gov
Automating Transparency (2015-04-16) source.opennews.org
Total Transparency How Grooves TellAll Blog Brings in Paying Customers (2015-04-13) zapier.com
Kickstarter Transparency Report 2014 (2015-04-08) www.kickstarter.com
Wikimedia Foundation releases latest transparency report (2015-04-07) blog.wikimedia.org
Snapchat cuts off thirdparty apps releases its first transparency report (2015-04-02) www.theverge.com
Snapchats first transparency report shows 403 data requests since November 2014 (2015-04-02) thenextweb.com
New York State039s New Open Data API Increases Government Transparency (2015-03-31) www.programmableweb.com
Bits Blog For Hardware Makers Sharing Their Secrets Is Now Part of the Business Plan (2015-03-29) bits.blogs.nytimes.com
Why these 9 companies choose transparency (2015-03-28) thenextweb.com
Yahoo updates transparency report promises to scale new email encryption by end of year (2015-03-26) www.zdnet.com
Detroit embraces transparency with new open data portal (2015-03-25) sunlightfoundation.com
Financial Transparency for Governments of All Sizes (2015-03-23) www.socrata.com
18F and the Movement to Show Your Stats (2015-03-19) www.smartchicagocollaborative.org
Sunshine Week Day Four Corporate Disclosure of Political Spending (2015-03-19) www.opensecrets.org
Obama administration sets record for censoring and denying transparency requests (2015-03-18) www.theverge.com
Obama Just Officially Decided White House Emails Arent Subject to the Freedom of Information Act (2015-03-17) www.motherjones.com
Sunshine Week Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Event (2015-03-17) 18f.gsa.gov
Sunshine Week Day Two Senate EFiling (2015-03-17) www.opensecrets.org
State legislatures taking aim at dark money disclosure (2015-03-17) sunlightfoundation.com
Happy Sunshine Week Introducing The Foilies Round 1 (2015-03-16) www.eff.org
National Security Archive finds 40 EFOIA compliance rate in federal government agencies (2015-03-14) e-pluribusunum.org
5 Reasons Citizens Want You to Invest in Financial Transparency (2015-03-10) www.socrata.com
University of Chicago Police Would Have to Open Its Books if Bill Passes (2015-03-09) www.dnainfo.com
House of Representatives Places an Order for Legislative Data Transparency (2015-03-06) congressionaldata.org
Pinterest publishes its first fullyear transparency report US government requests the most cookie recipes (2015-03-06) thenextweb.com
Financial Transparency Is a Bipartisan Issue (2015-03-05) www.socrata.com
Sunshine and shadows Statehouses tackle open records laws in 2015 (2015-03-04) sunlightfoundation.com
The Evolution of Financial Transparency (2015-02-23) socrata.com
Open Data as an Accountability Tool Chicagos Problem Landlord List (2015-02-23) datasmart.ash.harvard.edu
Respoke A Virtual Startup (2015-02-23) blog.respoke.io
Transparency reports on trial New front for free speech (2015-02-23) gigaom.com
Can public funding initiatives for political activity increase openness (2015-02-18) sunlightfoundation.com
Seattle Privacy Coalition Seattle Privacy Coalition Individual privacy Institutional transparency (2015-02-17) www.seattleprivacy.org
Transparency Report Updating our disclosures for the second half of 2014 (2015-01-28) blogs.dropbox.com
How to Build a Transparent Company the Buffer Way (2015-01-22) zapier.com
Enterprise data inventories should be open not hidden from the public (2015-01-22) sunlightfoundation.com
Kin Lane on Twitter IPADoodles transparency httptcoPMorY2GZPt (2015-01-07) twitter.com
Kin Lane on Twitter IPADoodles transparency httptcoclpqcT6b9z (2015-01-07) twitter.com

If you think there is a link I should have listed here feel free to tweet it at me, or submit as a Github issue. Even though I do this full time, I'm still a one person show, and I miss quite a bit, and depend on my network to help me know what is going on.

API Transparency Organizations

These are the organizations I come across in my research who are doing interesting things in the API space. They could be companies, institutions, government agencies, or any other type of organizational entity. My goal is to aggregate so I can stay in tune with what they are up to and how it impacts the API space.

Sunlight Foundation

Sunlight Labs is an open source community of thousands dedicated to using technology to transform government. We focus on transparency- the idea that government can be more effective, more honest, and more accountable when it makes data about its process, operations, and influences available to the public. Our work revolves around opening up government data of all forms. Paid staff of Sunlight Labs are employees of the Sunlight Foundation a 501c(3) non-partisan non-profit organization.

Certificate Transparency

Google's Certificate Transparency project fixes several structural flaws in the SSL certificate system, which is the main cryptographic system that underlies all HTTPS connections. These flaws weaken the reliability and effectiveness of encrypted Internet connections and can compromise critical TLS/SSL mechanisms, including domain validation, end-to-end encryption, and the chains of trust set up by certificate authorities. If left unchecked, these flaws can facilitate a wide range of security attacks, such as website spoofing, server impersonation, and man-in-the-middle attacks.


The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552, is a federal freedom of information law that allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the United States government. The Act defines agency records subject to disclosure, outlines mandatory disclosure procedures and grants nine exemptions to the statute. It was originally signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, despite his misgivings, on July 4, 1966, and went into effect the following year.


MuckRock is a collaborative news site that brings together journalists, researchers, activists, and regular citizens to request, analyze & share government documents, making politics more transparent and democracies more informed. The site provides a repository of hundreds of thousands of pages of original government materials, information on how to file requests, and tools to make the requesting process easier. In addition, MuckRock staff and outside contributors do original reporting and analysis of many of the documents received through the site. MuckRock's unique form of investigative and accountability journalism has been recognized by the Sunlight Foundation, The Freedom of the Press Foundation, and hundreds of local and national news outlets for its groundbreaking work in areas such as government spending, surveillance, and public safety.


The Center for Responsive Politics is the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy. Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the organization aims to create a more educated voter, an involved citizenry and a more transparent and responsive government.

Access Now

Access Now defends and extends the digital rights of users at risk around the world. By combining innovative policy, global advocacy, and direct technical support, we fight for open and secure communications for all.

Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is an international non-profit digital rights group based in San Francisco in the United States. EFF provides funds for legal defense in court, presents amicus curiae briefs, defends individuals and new technologies from what it considers abusive legal threats, works to expose government malfeasance, provides guidance to the government and courts, organizes political action and mass mailings.

Transparency International

Transparency International (TI) is a global movement sharing one vision: a world in which government politics, resources-resources-business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. Transparency International UK (TI-UK) is the UK national chapter of this movement. 

Transparency Toolkit

Transparency Toolkit uses open data to watch the watchers and hold the powerful to account. We build free software to collect and analyze open data from a variety of sources. Then we work with investigative journalists and human rights organizations to turn that into useful, actionable knowledge. Currently, our primary focuses are investigating surveillance and human rights abuses.

If you think there is an organization I should have listed here feel free to tweet it at me, or submit as a Github issue. Even though I do this full time, I'm still a one person show, and I miss quite a bit, and depend on my network to help me know what is going on.

API Transparency Tooling

As I study each API, and API related service, I'm always looking for open source tooling that has been developed around each area of the API life cycle. This is an aggregate of tooling I've come across and aggregated as part of my API testing research.



The first RESTful API for the Federal Election Commission. We're aiming to make campaign finance more accessible for journalists, academics, developers, and other transparency seekers.

If there is a tool that you think should be listed here, let me know by submitting a Github issue or Tweeting a link at me. I'm always looking for new types of tools, and get better at organizing them here and making sense.