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Enhanced automated deceptive and phishing site detection


Today we are pleased to announce a welcome enhancement to the Website Category API which boosts our deceptive and phishing site detection! The initial “deceptive” category was released back in March of 2018 and is actively being used to protect users from zero-day phishing attacks. This latest update adds a new layer of protection against

Hosts API updated for July and August


The latest domain name and IP address data for July and August 2018 is now live. If you are already using the Hosts API, no additional changes are needed to start using the latest data. New queries will use this data automatically. While some of the Web Shrinker APIs have data that is updated in

Improve your security feeds with new categories in our API


Tricking web site visitors into revealing sensitive account credentials or installing a malicious piece of software is nothing new. I remember a time when custom Internet Explorer toolbars were commonplace along with the many problems they brought. Remember the never ending random popup windows or the browser windows that were nearly impossible to close? In

Explore the power of Web Shrinker API services with our tech demo


We have multiple API services, including: website categorization, browser screenshots, and domain information. Have you ever wanted to visually see the extent of data contained in our API services? Following our recent release for the Website Categorization API, and the ability to categorize using the IAB categories, we came up with a plan to do

Access backlink and outbound hyperlink data for any site


When we first started crawling and analyzing sites, right away users were asking about the different types of APIs we could offer based on the data we collect. One of the most frequently requested services was for accessing the backlinks for websites. Today I’m happy to announce that’s exactly what we’re releasing: an easy to

New Website Category API v3 with IAB Categories


Updated: Category API v3 is now live and available for use. We are proud to announce that this new version adds support for the IAB category taxonomy. That means you can now categorize entire URLs, domain names, and IP addresses into one or more of the 390 supported categories. This update will not only provide

New – Mask Screenshots Taken from “Adult” Websites


Today we are releasing a new feature for our website screenshots service – the ability to pixelate images captured from sites categorized as “adult.” To use this feature, simply pass the option “hideadult=1” with your screenshot API calls. This will automatically mask images for any URL or domain name if it’s categorized as having “adult”

Category Database Updates


While we constantly crawl and check websites for new content and evaluate them for categories, there are some updates which we hold back and batch together for release at the same time. Now is one of those times! We have database updates that will be made available via the web site URL category API and