Learn online with Google

Online learning hub Udacity has teamed up with Google to a launch a free course that will help developers learn the basics of machine learning. The ‘Intro to TensorFlow for Deep Learning’ course aims to take principles of coding and apply them to developing AI. The two-month course teaches students how to use the latest version of Google’s TensorFlow machine learning framework.

Activ8me cops $250,000 fine

The Federal Court has ordered internet service provider Activ8me pay penalties of $250,000 for making false or misleading representations and not displaying a single price when advertising services. The fine comes after the ACCC launched action against the ISP in December last year. Activ8me confessed it had made misleading claims in three direct mail advertisements and five online banner advertisements. “The misleading representations by Activ8me were blatantly wrong and misled hundreds of customers into signing up to internet services which were at a different price or speed than they expected” ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard said.

Government announces blockchain funding

Minister of Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews, and Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Simon Birmingham, have announced $100,000 of funding to go towards the development of a national blockchain roadmap. The roadmap will focus on regulation, skills, innovation, investment and international competitiveness. They also announced an Austrade Mission to blockchain technology summit Consensus in New York in May.

Kathmandu data breach

Kathmandu New Zealand has revealed an “unidentified third party” gained unauthorised access to its website between January and February this year, potentially compromising personal information and payment details of customers. “As soon as we became aware of this incident, we took immediate steps to confirm that our online store and our wider IT environment was secure,” Kathmandu said. The company is now in the process of directly notifying impacted customers.