Blessed to receive my first … What were you doing when you were 13? Waiting on the front porch for the mailman to deliver your Mad Magazine? Building a Roller Derby track out of Legos? Having rip-roaring belching contests with your friends?Loser.On Tuesday Jim Harbaugh, at whose genius we marveled during his time with Stanford and the 49ers, called a seventh grader and offered the kid a football scholarship to Michigan.Of course the kid, quarterback Isaiah Marshall, tweeted yes.
15 March 2016South Africa is a steady, well-functioning economy – that is the message the National Treasury conveyed to international investors during a roadshow to London, Boston and New York last week.Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan headed the group of business leaders, three labour federations and senior officials from the National Treasury and the South African Reserve Bank to engage with international investors after the tabling of the 2016 Budget.See what the minister said:The roadshow was also a means to provide updates on the latest economic developments in the country and plans for the medium term. Meetings were held with over 250 investors, some with significant exposure to South Africa. Among the issues raised by the investors were:Fiscal risks and strains in balance sheets of state-owned companies;Recent developments on sovereign credit ratings;Slow economic growth;Issues relating to business and investment confidence;Regulatory clarity, labour and monetary policy andThe political environment.One unified voice“Our main message to the investors was that as a resilient nation, South Africa has the potential to overcome its immediate challenges,” the Treasury said. “What is required is for (the) government, labour and business to work together on concrete steps and actions that will be taken to lift economic growth.“The world economic outlook is uncertain and it is crucial that the country be seen to be united and focused on tackling its socio-economic challenges.”The next few months would be critical, the Treasury said, as it mapped a path for higher economic growth, to preserve the investment grade rating, and address poverty, unemployment and inequality.Source: Department of Treasury
5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Tags:#car hacking#car hacking village#CES2017#defcon#DMCA#driverless cars#featured#hacking#IoT#security#top#transport#V2V Related Posts It’s a good time to be a car hacking enthusiast. In October 2016, a new exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act appeared, ensuring that Americans can hack their own device without fear that the DMCA’s ban on circumventing protections on copyrighted systems would allow manufacturers to sue them. Importantly, this extends to new forms of security research and the digital repair of vehicles, creating scope for a need breed of hacking. The exemptions are limited to a two-year trial period.The Car Hacking Village provides a series of zones where participants can listen to a talk, attend a workshop, physically dismantle vehicle panels to understand how cars function access tools that are otherwise difficult to procure. One import component of car hacking is the Can Bus, a vehicle bus standard designed to allow electronic control units and devices to communicate with each other in applications without a host computer. As Leale explains:“In pulling the car apart and improving the modules, and learning diagnostics, there are aspects that are unique to cars as distinct from computers. So our goal is to show people that because there’s a lot of differences as well as overlap between the hardware hacking villages and maybe the crypto hacking or IoT. This enables you to take the tools that you learn from us and combine it with other knowledge you acquire from other villages or talks.It’s also an opportunity for networking. as there are automotive companies that of companies really need talented people who are interested in learning about these symptoms, companies that might need help.”You may recall the 2015 Defcon where Charlie Miller and IOActive’s Chris Valasek demonstrated they were able to wirelessly take control of a Jeep using a wifi connected laptop, enabling them to cut the breaks and transmission. They now both work as researchers as Uber.CHV’s next goal is to make the tools accessible to the hacker community, as many commercial level tools are in the 5-10k price range. Leale’s goal by this year’s DefCon is to “try and get those under the $100 range without compromising the quality of the tools. Having the right tools in the hands of the hackers can really answer people’s questions. We also want to get a web store running that will sell these tools at very low cost, readily available, just like the hacker community in general, keeping costs low, bringing a lot of people into the community and you know see what they do and just do it.”Leale notes that while they have a good relationship with car manufacturers, he is also subject to a number of cold shoulders:“At the end of the day you know the truth is, we’re not the first ones to do it. We’re just the first ones so talking about, much like anything, the people who don’t talk about it are the people you should worry about. There’s a lot of room for misuse. But the more knowledge that you equip people with the better everything is. Anybody with the right tools can figure it out, if this knowledge is open then we can all benefit from it.” Cate Lawrence When you think of car hacking, it’s easy to simply think of it as a nefarious activity when in reality it’s just as likely to be the work of a researcher or DIY enthusiast wanting to extend a vehicle’s capabilities and understand its weaknesses.Last year we saw Chinese security researchers take remote control of a Tesla Model S from 12 miles away, targeting the car’s breaks, locks, and dashboard computer screen. Tesla was then hacked again in November by researchers at Promon.Researchers also discovered the Mitsubishi Outlander hybrid car and Nissan Leap Cars were vulnerable to hacking, to name but a few examples. Robert Leale is the founder of CanBusHack Inc, a security research firm focused on vehicle networks and embedded control systems and The Car Hacking Village (CHV), which made its debut at Defcon last year and is featured at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). I spoke to Leale to learn more.Leale explained that the goal of the CHV was to increase people’s understanding of car hacking:“When I say car hacking, what I mean is changing or modifying your car in a lot of different ways, being able to understand the systems so well that you can use them for yourself, whether remotely or not. This can include security implications.”He explained that car hacking capabilities could include practical hacks to make life easy including “adding your own cellphone app for remotely starting your vehicle and tracking your own vehicle in case it is stolen or something happens to it.It might include applications that aren’t necessarily available from the car manufacturer or require additional costs or subscription fees. Also in a lot of vehicles, you can write arbitrary text to difference screens, maybe making little messages, translating data from your phone to the car, interacting in ways that aren’t really possible or that the car companies themselves are still catching up with those kinds of applications.” For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and…
The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, led by its president Al Panlilio, commended the UAAP for its successful staging of the 3×3 tournament on March 2 and 3 at Ayala Malls Feliz in Pasig City.Panlilio expressed his gratitude to the UAAP for helping the SBP in promoting 3-on-3 basketball, which is one of the fast growing sports today.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This year’s UAAP 3×3 tournament was hosted by Far Eastern University. Ateneo and National University ruled the men’s and women’s division, respectively.“This year’s iteration, may I say a smashing success – so much so that we definitely need a bigger venue next year,” said UAAP executive director Rebo Saguisag. “From the players, the media coverage and most importantly the fans, Season 81 3×3 did not lack in star power. The UAAP is definitely looking at making 3×3 a regular event.”Led by Thirdy Ravena and Angelo Kouame, the Blue Eagles beat University of Santo Tomas, 19-13, in the men’s 3×3 finals.The Lady Bulldogs, on the other hand, were merciless in handing Adamson a 21-3 beatdown in the championship round.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed “The alignment forged by the UAAP 3×3 organizers with the SBP is what we’ve been actively espousing. We are very pleased that the UAAP 3×3 with their 3×3 commissioner Xavier Nunag and SBP 3×3 program head Ronnie Magsanoc were able to establish a strong link and partnership that benefitted our country in our goal to generate as many points as possible,” said Panlilio.Panlilio is referring to the Philippines’ bid to earn an Olympic 3-on-3 slot via ranking points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesEach 3-on-3 tournament held in the country earns points and helps our bid.“Remember that 3×3 is now an Olympic sport and that’s why I am calling on all independent 3×3 event organizers to align with coach Ronnie so that they can be guided accordingly on the correct formula in running their respective tournaments,” said Panlilio. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Urgent reply from Philippine football chief FIFA: Gulf nations must restore ties with Qatar to join hosting of World Cup Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss