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Calendarific Launches Global Holidays API for 200 Countries

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Calendarific launched an end to end platform that offers the most inclusive holidays and woking database of over 200 countries around the world. Calendarific’s holiday API is not only covering the countries, but it also includes popular states around the world. The company is continually adding new countries and states. People around the world are free to send mail to the company if their country is not included in the database.

The Calendarific Holiday API is based on REST principles where authenticated users are free to interact with any of the available URLs by using the specified HTTP request method. It enforces SSL encryption and receives requests through HTTPS. An API key is required for every request to the Holiday API. User’s API key is used to authenticate the user with Calendarific’s API to know about the holidays. The API key can be retrieved from the account pages and it can be generated after completing signup for a free account.

The Holiday API has a list of optional parameters which allow users to refine the results. They can limit the number of holidays in a particular day and month after passing the numeric value of the day and month. The optional parameters also allow you to limit the holidays to a specific state or region, as it covers more than 200 countries around the world.

The free usage of the API is limited to 1,000 API requests per day. If users exceed 1,000 demands in 24 hour period, they will be returned with 429 HTTP status code. Paid plan for the use of API comes with monthly limits and configurable alerts.

From television to the internet platform, Jonathan switched his journey in digital media with Bigtime Daily. He served as a journalist for popular news channels and currently contributes his experience for Bigtime Daily by writing about the tech domain.

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Facebook to Simplify Group Privacy Settings

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Facebook is making sure to clarify its group privacy settings in order to simplify the process and ensure users understand their group activity exposure. Till now it had offered 3 privacy settings but now Facebook will reduce the available group privacy options to two- ‘Public’ and ‘Private’.

Facebook says that they are making changes as the people are asking for cleared privacy settings for their social media groups. If they have 2 privacy settings then there will clarity about who can find the group, see the members & the posts. They are saying they are working with global privacy experts & advocates to make sure that the settings are easy to understand and easy to apply practically. The language has been clarified and available options streamlined to make each element of the settings clear.

These are the changes that will be applies to existing Facebook groups- Any group that was secret till now will now be private and hidden. Whereas any group that was closed will now be private & visible. Groups with public settings will remain public & visible. Facebook is ensuring to give users confidence and make the platform comfortable for them without the risk of unwanted exposure.

Facebook has also outlined additional user safety efforts in a separate update saying that community standards and proactive detection technology will continue as it is. And the new settings will be maintained accordingly. It will ensure them to remove defaulters and bad content efficiently to make the platform safe for every user.

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