Risk Digest: 16th September 2016
Here’s your Risk Digest for the Week Ending 16th September 2016.
Android malware has been uncovered lurking on the Google Play app store that poses as a game while making calls to premium-rate numbers in the background.
Google Will Shame Websites Without HTTPS Encryption Starting January 2017
Google Chrome will mark HTTP websites that transmit passwords or credit card details as insecure from January 2017 in a move to warn users away from non-secure sites.
Health & Safety
A 300 tonne pleasure boat with 151 people on board has crashed into Canary Wharf Pier, London after its engine caught fire. The incident was caught on video.
A company in Pembrokeshire has been fined £400,000 after a serious accident took place at its refinery.
An Essex ice cream company is set to become known further afield after winning contract with Co-Op.
Food Standards Scotland has issued a ban on all cheese made by a South Lanarkshire-based producer.
A new social network which aims to bring neighbours closer together has launched in the UK.
Instagram has introduced a feature that allows users to block abusive or offensive comments on photos.
London’s taxi drivers are seemingly ready and willing to help tackle London’s air quality crisis as a new survey reveals that 80% of them are interested in switching to new ultra-low emission vehicles for their work.
London ranks fifth in latest Sustainable Cities Index by Arcadis, while Cairo and Kolkata named world’s dirtiest metropolises
Power prices have surged to record highs this week following a number of plant shutdowns and a heat wave.
The government has approved a new £18bn nuclear power station in the UK after imposing “significant new safeguards” to protect national security.
Sian Abigail Bradley discusses social media and its effect on our mental health.
Patients who take statins were plunged deeper into confusion last night after the country’s two leading medical journals went to war over the safety of the drug.
A new sector-wide programme has been launched to improve and promote positive mental health within the construction industry.
A cow roaming on a canal tow path has proved an internet hit – after someone spotted Google had given the same blur treatment normally given to human’s to protect their privacy.
Autumn is the food lover’s favourite time of year: game is back on the menu, crisp British apples and pears are piled up outside the grocer’s and salads make way for hearty roasts and stews.
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