Here’s your Risk Digest for the Week Ending 17th March 2017.
A “severe” security problem with WhatsApp could have left “hundreds of millions” of accounts vulnerable to hackers, according to researchers that discovered a flaw in the app.
Details of more than 33 million US employees – including military staff – have been released online, according to a security researcher.
Health & Safety
Recent research has revealed the extent of the use of display screen equipment (DSE) in the workplace and related concerns regarding eyesight.
Construction company Kier Construction Limited has been fined £400,000 after a worker fell from height.
An aircraft engineering company has been fined after two men fell about 15 feet while they were carrying out checks at the tail of an aeroplane.
Amendments have been made to The Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 and to five sets of regulations to make minor corrections and clarify existing regulations.
The government has provided further information regarding the Gender Pay Gap Regulations, which will require that companies with more than 250 employees must annually publish information regarding the difference in average pay for male and female employees.
Wood is one of the largest sources of energy used worldwide, over two billion people use wood energy or heat. But how bad does the combustion of wood effect our environment?
The origins of plants may go back hundreds of millions of years earlier than previously thought, according to fossil evidence.
Britain’s efforts to tackle climate change and improve energy efficiency are not to blame for soaring household energy bills, the government’s climate advisers said in a report on Thursday.
The federal government has announced a $2 billion plan to expand the iconic Snowy Hydro scheme. It will carry out a feasibility study into the idea of adding “pumped hydro” storage capacity, which it says could power up to 500,000 homes.
DigitalHealth.London, said wearables are starting to play an important role in empowering patients and challenging the current patient-clinician dynamic in the health and care systems.
The prospect of losing a smartphone stresses people out almost as much as the fear of a terror attack, a new study has shown.
Doesn’t it irritate you when you finally purchase the latest iPhone 7 plus, only to discover it’s large 6.23inch long screen won’t fit into your jean pocket? Well that problem may soon enough be resolved!
Certain types of driverless vehicles may not be safe, peers have warned. Over-reliance on technology could mean drivers react slowly to taking back control of a semi-autonomous vehicle in an emergency, they said.
It was the morning after the Brexit referendum, and Helen Darbishire was in for a rude awakening. “I leapt out of bed and started screaming every swear word in every language I know,” she recalls.
The UK government is to reject calls for a Scottish independence referendum before Brexit after Theresa May said “now is not the time”.
The Lighter Side
An electrician who volunteered his services to a charity shop as a favour had his toolbox of expensive equipment accidentally sold for £1 when he popped outside.
For a mere £3.1 million an entire US town could be yours. All but two properties in the town of Tiller, Oregon are up for sale. Included in the 29 lots are seven homes, six outbuildings, a former school, a shop, and a power sub-station.
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