Risk Digest: 16th September 2016

Risk Digest: 16th September 2016

Here’s your Risk Digest for the Week Ending 16th September 2016.

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Information Security

Google Play CallJam Malware Infects Half A Million Users.

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.

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Health & Safety

300 Tonne Ferry Crashes into Canary Wharf Pier.

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.


Company Fined £400,000 After Gangway Fall.

A company in Pembrokeshire has been fined £400,000 after a serious accident took place at its refinery.



Rossi’s Aims for Big Time after Scooping Contract

An Essex ice cream company is set to become known further afield after winning contract with Co-Op.


Food Standards Scotland Issues Errington Cheese Ban.

Food Standards Scotland has issued a ban on all cheese made by a South Lanarkshire-based producer.

Consumer Protection


A New Social Network, Nextdoor, Launches in UK.

A new social network which aims to bring neighbours closer together has launched in the UK.


Instagram Unveils Tool to Allow Users to Filter Abusive Comments.

Instagram has introduced a feature that allows users to block abusive or offensive comments on photos.

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London’s Black Cab Drivers Ready to go Green.


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 is now the Fifth Most Sustainable City in the World.

London ranks fifth in latest Sustainable Cities Index by Arcadis, while Cairo and Kolkata named world’s dirtiest metropolises



Power Prices Surge to Record High Following Shutdowns

Power prices have surged to record highs this week following a number of plant shutdowns and a heat wave.


Hinckley Point: UK Approves Nuclear Energy Plant Deal.

The government has approved a new £18bn nuclear power station in the UK after imposing “significant new safeguards” to protect national security.

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Is Social Media Ruining Our Mental Health?

Sian Abigail Bradley discusses social media and its effect on our mental health.


Statins War: Safe or Not?

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.


Mates In Mind: Mental Health Programme Launched

A new sector-wide programme has been launched to improve and promote positive mental health within the construction industry.

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Other News 

Google Blurs Cow’s Face for Privacy.

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.

20 Foodie Ways to Celebrate Autumn: What to Do, See, Eat and Drink This Season.

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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