Here’s your Risk Digest for the Week Ending 20th January 2017.
Researcher says WhatsApp can reissue encryption keys for offline devices, compromising privacy. WhatsApp says there is no backdoor and design decision saves millions of messages
Airport Gate Screens “Expose Personal Data” of Passengers
A public gate display at a European airport exposed passenger names and booking codes, according to Symantec researcher found
Health & Safety
An ejection seat firm has appeared in court for an alleged breach of health and safety law over the death of a Red Arrows pilot in 2011.
A Birmingham businessman has been sentenced to 30 months in prison, after a man fell to his death from a factory roof.
Household goods giant Wilko has been fined £2.2million after an incident at a Leicester store left a 20-year-old female worker paralysed, after a cage full of paint tins fell on her.
Thorntons is recalling all batches of its Hollow Milk Chocolate Jolly Santa because they may contain a piece of plastic.
Consumers are being warned not to eat a number of food products, mainly frozen fish and chicken, supplied by MDA Products Ltd. The products have been repackaged in an unapproved premises and are therefore potentially unsafe.
Supermarket giant Asda has launched an app that delivers an online platform for suppliers to exchange surplus food to help eliminate food waste in the supply chain.
Unilever today committed to ensuring that all of its plastic packaging is fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 as it called on the entire fast-moving consumer goods industry to accelerate progress towards the circular economy.
An Ikea sustainability report has revealed the Swedish furniture firm sent zero waste to landfill in the UK for the first time in 2016.
Some people can bounce back from life’s pressures, but others do not seem to have the capacity. Can anything help them to strengthen their emotional armour?
“As an entrepreneur, I know only too well that business can be challenging. But the one thing that’s key to success? A positive mindset – at work and home.”
Serial entrepreneur Tej Kohli has announced the launch of the Kohli Impact Investment Initiative, a $25m investment fund to boost UK tech.
Some 11 UK tech entrepreneurs have been honored in this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 list, featuring 300 young innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders from across Europe.
Malware that launched the net’s largest ever cyber-attack last year had links to Minecraft servers, according to those investigating it.
The sliding of the New Safe Confinement into position at Chernobyl last November was a magnificent engineering achievement and the highlight of the EBRD’s near 20 year involvement in efforts to put the nuclear plant on a safe and secure long term footing.
Nearly 20 years ago, poor families in Coahuila state in Mexico were offered an unusual handout from a social programme called Piso Firme. It was not a place at school, a vaccination, food, or even money. It was $150 (£118) worth of ready-mixed concrete.
Theresa May has told leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos that the UK will be a “world leader” on trade.
Prime Minister Theresa May wants to ensure the UK remains a “magnet” for international talent, pioneers and innovators.
The Lighter Side
The RSPCA have released a list of their more bizarre call outs from the public – revealing a pattern for people mistaking inanimate objects for live creatures.
A coastguard alert was sparked in Devon after a member of the public was alarmed by the sounds of two “amorous owls” calling to each other.
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