Risk Digest: 23rd September 2016
Here’s your Risk Digest for the Week Ending 23rd September 2016.
It is suggested that there has been a massive data breach affecting Yahoo account holders. An investigation is underway to identify what has happened and who has been affected.
The consumer watchdog Which? has claimed that Microsoft has received hundreds of complaints about Windows 10 reportedly breaking existing hardware setups.
Health & Safety
Sarah Leake, consultant at Southalls health and safety consultants, explores some of the dos and don’ts of effective asbestos management, as part of SHP’s focus on occupational health.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have said that there is no scientific evidence that chemicals used in antibacterial gels and soaps are better at killing germs than soap and water and could even be harmful.
With Brexit imminent, companies are making plans to continue trading in Europe. Lloyds of London are reported to be working on plans to ensuring trade continues.
Some of the large fast food chains have promised to supply meat that is free of antibiotics. However, a report suggests this is not happening yet.
Although advertising standards should prevent products being sold under false pretenses, an article in the Daily Mail suggests there are still some areas that avoid the rules of fairness. Companies selling beauty products may imply their products have been scientifically tested and approved. Full article available at;
According to Ebizmba, Facebook is the top social networking website this month, followed by YouTube in second place and Twitter in third place.
The decline of Honey Bees has become a concern over the last few years. Technology is not widely used in Bee Keeping, but a recent invention by an American Company may be able to offer help to Bee Keepers in terms of monitoring their Bee populations. A small box of sensors fits on the the hive, allowing bee keepers to monitor hive temperature and humidity, activity within the hive and even whether the Queen Bee is mating.
Archeologists and museum directors have denounced the “destruction” of Native American artifacts during the construction of a contentious oil pipeline in North Dakota, as the affected tribe condemned the project in an address to the United Nations.
Dr. Carole Easton of the Young Women’s Trust claims that today’s young women in their teens and early 20’s are ‘wracked by anxiety, lack of confidence and despair’. The main areas of concern are Finance, Work and Housing.
The porcine tribute to the star, dubbed Ed Sheer-Ham, was among 39 sculptures which had formed part of an art trail in Ipswich up for sale.
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