Juha Saarinen writes: US researchers have trained machine learning algorithms to accurately predict the next batch of female models to grace the worldâ(TM)s top fashion runways.
In a paper to be presented at CSCW 2016 early next year, three Indiana University academics used data from the 2015 spring/summer season to help the machine learning algorithms learn what made female models successful in their careers â" and predict who would next achieve success.
Bismillah writes: Computer Sciences Corporation-owned enterprise cloud management provider ServiceMesh appears to have been involved in the Commonwealth Bank IT bribery scandal in Australia. CBA's former head of IT service delivery was arrested yesterday, facing two charges of accepting bribes worth A$300,000.
AlbanX writes: The Australian Government has introduced a bill that would require telecommunications carriers and service providers to retain the non-content data of Australian citizens for two years of it can be accessed — without a warrant- by local law enforcement agencies.
Despite tabling the draft legislation into parliament, the bill doesn't actually specify the types of data the Government wants retained. The proposal has received a huge amount of criticism from the telco industry, other members of parliament and privacy groups.
AlbanX writes: The staff put in charge of operating Westpac's first ever computer, a General Electric GE225, are celebrating 50 years since the bank spent $26 million (in today's value) on the machine.
Ian Hoey was 27 went he was plucked from a then-Bank of NSW branch and given responsibility for the computer, with no IT experience.
AlbanX writes: Google researchers have discovered a vulnerability in a version of the SSL (secure sockets layer) web encryption protocol which allows attackers to break its cryptographic security.
The 'POODLE' attack allows attackers to steal secure HTTP cookies or other bearertokens. CDN provider CloudFlare has already disabled SSL 3.0 by default across its network, and Google said it hopes to do the same in the coming months.