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Yahoo plugs mail spoofing hole that could give attackers a spear-phishing tool

Yahoo has moved to patch a mail spoofing vulnerability in the official Yahoo online service Web application that could enable attackers to carry out spear-phishing campaigns.

With CaffeOnSpark, Yahoo joins the open source AI fray

This week Yahoo open sourced the code to its CaffeOnSpark artificial intelligence engine for researchers, developers and competitors to use and modify as they wish.

Google continues to push the AI envelope with release of new toolset that lets robots 'see'

Google's beta release of Cloud Vision API, which has been in limited preview since December, is the latest in a recent spate of AI announcements from software giants. With Google's new AI toolkit, developers can use machine learning to help robots recognize image content. 

Yahoo brings machine learning data to the research community with huge dataset release

Yahoo released what it called the largest-ever machine learning dataset to the research community. The company said it hopes the release will allow more people, not only researchers and data scientists working at large companies, to do work in machine learning. 

Google testing new password-free login system

Google is testing out a new authentication method that does away with the need for passwords, according to a leak from a beta tester.

Spotlight: GitHub brings on former Yahoo exec for product management

GitHub hired former Yahoo exec Kakul Srivastava as its vice president of product management, according to Re/code. 

Yahoo, Data Theorem unveil tool that uses SSL pinning to improve mobile app security

Yahoo and Data Theorem released Tuesday a new open-source toolkit called TrustKit that enables developers to include secure sockets layer pinning in mobile apps.

Spotlight: Yahoo doles out more than $1M in bug bounties

Yahoo has paid out more than $1 million in bug bounties for around 1,500 reported vulnerabilities since the company launched its bug bounty program in 2013, related Ramses Martinez, senior director and interim CISO at Yahoo, in a blog post.

News Scan: Yahoo cites 22% loss in Q2 earnings statement; Mobile data usage sees 59% rise in just the past year; More

The top news stories for July 23, 2015.

Spotlight: Facebook lures away Yahoo's CISO Stamos

Facebook has hired Alex Stamos, the chief information security officer at Yahoo since March 2014, as its new chief security officer.