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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.

Microsoft beefs up Bing security by encrypting search traffic by default

Microsoft said Monday it will begin encrypting all of Bing's search traffic by default beginning this summer. This means that Bing will move all search traffic through the secure HTTPS rather than the insecure HTTP by default.

Mayer tops list of highest paid tech CEOs, who earn 8% more than other industries

Executive compensation analysis company Equilar last week released its yearly report on the salaries of the S&P 500's CEOs. Here's where the top tech CEOs fall.

Yahoo's Ceph implementation for Flickr, mail apps--Object storage at Exabyte scale

Yahoo uses the community version of Ceph software for its Flickr and Mail applications on its Cloud Object Store (COS). For a deep dive on that implementation, see the Yahoo! Engineering blog post. But for the purposes of this post, it is the increasing interest in, and use of, software-defined storage (SDS) that is of importance.