Schools’ pledge for South Africa

first_img14 February 2008Schoolchildren could be reciting a new national schools’ pledge during morning assemblies by March this year. The pledge is intended to instil a renewed sense of morality in young South Africans.The schools’ pledge, announced by President Thabo Mbeki in his State of the Nation Address this month, will be published soon, giving the public a month in which to give comments.Education Minister Naledi Pandor told journalists in Cape Town on Tuesday that it had been a long process to formulate the pledge, with the help of various participants, including teachers.“When schools have assembly we want to encourage young people to recite the pledge to see whether through it, they might internalise those core values that we as South Africans have thought important,” she said. “The values have not been selected by myself; if you look at it, it is drawn very much on the preamble of the Constitution of South Africa.“We want young South Africans to know that they have the opportunity to change the country. These are universal values.”The pledge as it stands reads as follows:We the youth of South Africa,Recognising the injustices of our past,Honour those who suffered and sacrificed for justice and freedom.We will respect and protect the dignity of each personAnd stand up for justice.We sincerely declare that we shall uphold the rights and values of our Constitution,And promise to act in accordance with the duties and responsibilities that flow from these rights.!ke e: /xarra //keNkosi Sikelel’ iAfrikaSource: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Microsoft to Bundle Firefox and Chrome with Windows?

first_imgIn its effort to detangle itself from the ongoing proceedings of the European Union antitrust case, it seems Microsoft is offering to include rival web browsers in the Windows OS. Revealed in a statement by the European Commission, Microsoft offered to give consumers a choice of browser installation through a browser ballot screen. New computer owners running Windows may get a chance to choose their browsers form a variety of software makers.Upon the EU’s acceptance of the proposal, Microsoft will begin shipping versions of Windows with the ballot screen throughout Europe. The antitrust case first came about after rival browser Opera filed a complaint on the Redmond giant’s bundling of Explorer with Windows. RWW has already covered Microsoft’s attempts to make amends on the case; however, this new agreement will have even larger affects on the industry. According to Stat Counter, Internet Explorer currently holds the majority market share for browsers at 61%. The next competitor is Firefox with roughly 30% of installs and Opera, Safari and Chrome make up the difference. While non-IE users have had to install their browser of choice, Internet Explorer’s rise to success can be attributed to having been bundled on every Windows PC. With the new multi-browser bundling, competitors will finally reap the rewards of Microsoft’s distribution channels. As new PC’s are purchased, it’s likely that Firefox and Chrome will see a new opportunity to thrive. Less than tech-savvy users who’ve never questioned IE bundling with Windows may purchase new machines and choose their browser for reasons that have nothing to do with performance or popularity. A user may simply choose to run Opera because they’re a music lover or Chrome because they’re a car enthusiast. While it’s too early to tell how consumer habits will change, if the EU chooses to settle with Microsoft, browser developers will see a major shift in the market place. Tags:#Microsoft#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting dana oshirocenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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3 High-Tech Ways Companies Are Fighting Cybercrime Right Now

first_imgHow Data Analytics Can Save Lives Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Tags:#AI#artificial intelligence#cybercrime#cybercriminal#cyberdefense#cybersecurity#cyberthreat#hackers Cybercrime remains a critical concern for businesses, but it’s not always clear how to best defend against it. Too often, companies wait for something to happen and then scramble to repair the damage — reacting instead of preparing. By then, valuable resources have already been compromised.Instead, to ensure continued growth and robust security, leaders need to adopt a long-term view and think proactively. Most importantly, they have to invest in defense based on the risk, as well as the technological options for detection and prevention.The Cybercrime Threat Is Real — and GrowingThe cost of cybercrime is slated to reach an astounding $6 trillion globally by 2021, according to a report by Cybersecurity Ventures. It seems that cybercrime’s sophistication and scope tend to grow right along with the technologies that enable it. Two such technologies are cryptocurrencies (e.g., Bitcoin) and anonymous browsers (e.g., Tor), which promote the continued expansion of cybercrime by protecting criminals’ identities. Consequently, they allow hackers to extort money without leaving any personally identifying information.This is particularly worrisome given the massive recent increase in ransomware, in which cybercriminals demand payment or will lock users or companies out of their data or systems. In fact, according to the Cisco’s “2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report,” ransomware is growing 350 percent each year. And ransomware is certainly not just your Aunt Tilly being locked out of her outdated laptop for a $200 ransom — it’s a huge threat vector to businesses.Yet it’s not as though companies that want to remain competitive have a choice about doing business on the internet. Fortunately, there are a number of basic tactics you can employ to reduce the threat of cybercrime and mitigate the damage that occurs.1. Deceive the enemy.One interesting strategy for heading off cybercrime is a concept called “cyber deception.” This is an approach in which decoys are used to lure cybercriminals toward an authentic-seeming, yet fake, set of assets, whether that’s data, credentials, or code.Ideally, attackers won’t know which aspects of a business’s operations are real and which are fake. This not only thwarts their ability to maliciously exploit your assets, but it allows the company to trigger an alert because no authentic user would be interacting with the decoy assets. For a company wanting to practice cyber deception, the first step is deception technology adoption based on organization needs. Traps can be embedded in a variety of environments, from private clouds to data centers, and can target legacy or modern software. After an attack takes place with decoy data, it’s critical to follow through with new protections and an extensive analysis of the attacker’s behavior to mitigate future harm.2. Flip it and reverse it.Mounting a strong cyberdefense requires understanding your vulnerabilities. The best way to accomplish that is through reverse engineering your systems. Dennis Turpitka, founder and CEO of software development company Apriorit, emphasizes this key point: “Many people tend to think that reverse engineering is used exclusively by hackers for the illegal acquisition of intellectual property, sensitive data, money, etc. Actually, reverse engineering can also wear a ‘white hat’ and turn out to be an indispensable tool for a cybersecurity specialist.”Reverse engineering has the power to uncover system vulnerabilities that hackers hope to exploit. It can also find and neutralize malware and bring insight to the programmers seeking to patch security holes in key software components. And your cyberdefense team can make use of the same tools hackers use, such as Fiddler, a proxy that allows your “reverse engineers” to view data traffic between a computer and a remote server, or JavaSnoop, a tool for testing the security of Java applications.3. Put AI on offense.One of the most alarming threats to emerge is cybercriminals’ use of artificial intelligence to make their attacks smarter and more effective, an approach now called “adversarial AI.” By using tactics to fool machine learning, AI could learn and infiltrate security systems with repeated attempts faster than a company is able to defend against them, ultimately breaking through to vulnerable resources.In order to safeguard against this, companies need to fight fire with fire, employing AI technology in their own cybercrime defense systems. These algorithms are designed to detect unusual behavior because they were developed with the goal of pattern recognition. For example, machine learning is being used to learn to recognize specific types of objects from photos, even grainy and indistinct ones. In a similar way, ML could learn what the typical pattern of interaction with one’s systems ought to be and automatically detect a hacking attempt before the hacker is able to compromise vital systems.Cybercrime is not going away anytime soon — if ever — but companies can do a great deal to protect themselves from the privacy, revenue, and reputation risks it poses. Doing that successfully requires keeping up with the latest approaches to staying one step ahead of the cybercriminals.Consider innovative tactics like cyber deception, reverse engineering, and offensive AI to make sure you’re bringing the full force of today’s technology to bear to protect your company. The potential costs are just too big to ignore. Related Posts Leveraging Big Data that Data Websites Should T…last_img read more

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Juventus vs Napoli team news: Ronaldo & Dybala lead the line

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo will be reunited with former Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti when Juventus host Napoli in a huge Serie A fixture on Saturday.Juventus have started their season in routine fashion having sported six wins out of their opening six fixtures, while Napoli will be heading to the Allianz off the back of a 3-0 win over Parma.Saturday’s fixture will be a clash between the two potential title challengers and two superstars in Ronaldo and Lorenzo Insigne, and could be an early statement of intent from both teams. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Game Juventus v Napoli Date Saturday, September 29 Time 5pm BST / 12pm EST TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game will be not be televised live but will be available to stream through ESPN+. US TV channel Online stream N/A ESPN+ In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live and streamed through Eleven Sports. UK TV channel Online stream Eleven Sports Eleven Sports Squads & Team News Position Juventus players Goalkeepers Szczesny, Pinsoglio, Perin Defenders Chiellini, Benatia, A. Sandro, Bonucci, Cancelo, Rugani, Spinazzola Midfielders Pjanic, Matuidi, Cuadrado, Can, Bentancur, Crisetig Forwards Dybala, Ronaldo, Mandzukic, Kean, Bernardeschi Juventus coach Allegri has a few injury problems on his plate, as both Mattia De Sciglio and Sami Khedira are sidelined with injury. Douglas Costa is still serving his suspension after an incident in which he spat at a Sassuolo player, and Paula Dybala is expected to once again team up with Ronaldo up front in attack.Juventus XI: Szczesny; Cancelo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Can, Pjanic, Matuidi; Dybala, Mandzukic, Ronaldo.Subs: Perin, Pinsoglio, Barzagli, Benatia, Rugani, Bentancur, Cuadrado, Bernardeschi, Kean. Position Napoli players Goalkeepers Meret, Ospina, Karnezis Defenders Rui, Luperto, Maksimovic, Hysaj, Chiriches, Albiol Midfielders Allan, Callejon, Ruiz, Ounas, Hamsik, Zielinski, Insigne, Koulibaly, Diawara Forwards Malcuit, Verdi, Mertens, Rog, Milik Ancelotti’s only injury concerns come through Vlad Chiriches and Amin Younes, who are both still recovering from an ankle and cruciate rupture, respectively.Napoli XI: Ospina; Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Allan, Hamsik, Zielinski; Callejon, Mertens, Insigne.Subs: Karnezis, D’Andrea, Maksimovic, Luperto, Malcuit, Fabian, Rog, Diawara, Verdi, Ounas, Milik.Betting & Match Odds Juventus are priced at odds of 5/6 to win according to bet 365, while a draw is available at 12/5. A win for Napoli is priced at 15/4.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.Match Preview Carlo Ancelotti NapoliIt took Ronaldo until his fourth Serie A game to finally get off the mark for Juventus, netting three goals in six matches – and will be keen to make an impact against potential title rivals Napoli.With the loss of Jorginho to Chelsea and the addition of the Portugal international to Juventus, however, the title race is sure to not be as closely contested as it was last season, but Ancelotti will know that taking points off the Italian giants this early on in the season will be crucial.With Inter’s new squad arrivals failing to integrate quickly enough and Roma’s form not consistent enough to provide a title challenge, Ancelotti’s side are the team most likely to challenge Juventus for the title – as only three points separate the two sides between first and second place.Last season, the second meeting between the pair came through a 1-0 Napoli victory which should have been enough for them to clinch the title – but ultimately failing in the last stretch, despite amassing a record number of points to finish as runners-up.Ancelotti will be hoping that his key players in Insigne and Arkadiusz Milik, who have already scored five and three goals respectively so far this season, deliver against Juventus.last_img read more

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