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Risk Digest: 27th January 2017

Here’s your Risk Digest for the Week Ending 27th January 2017.


Information Security

Kaspersky Security Researcher Arrested

Ruslan Stoyanov, a member of Kasperksy’s investigations team, was arrested in December but news of his apprehension has only just surfaced. He was arrested as part of an investigation into payments he allegedly received from foreign firms.

 

Massive Networks of Fake Accounts found on Twitter

Massive collections of fake accounts are lying dormant on Twitter, suggests research. The largest network ties together more than 350,000 accounts and further work suggests others may be even bigger.


Health & Safety

Northumbria University Fined After “Life-Threatening” Caffeine Overdose

A university has been fined after two students suffered “life-threatening” effects when they were given 100 times too much caffeine in an experiment.

 

Jaguar Land Rover Fined After Worker Loses Leg

National car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has been fined after a worker lost their leg following a car collision on the production line.


Environment

City of London Launches Challenge to Boost Coffee Cup Recycling

Square Mile teams up with Network Rail, coffee chains and employers in effort to prevent 5m cups a year ending up in landfill

 

Ford Trials Plug in Hybrid Vans

Ford will trial plug-in hybrid vans in London in an effort to accelerate the uptake of low-emissions vehicles and tackle climate change and air pollution.


Solar Panels

Energy

Investors Re-ignite Green Deal Home Improvement Scheme

The government program that was abandoned 18 months ago has been snapped up by City investors who plan to turn it into a one-stop shop for eco-friendly energy shopping.

 

Scotland Sets 50% Renewable Energy Target

Half of Scotland’s heat, transport and electricity energy needs will be met by renewables by 2030 under plans published by the Scottish government.


Tech

Robots and Drones Make Way into Curriculum

Classrooms are noticeably more hi-tech these days – interactive boards, laptops and online learning plans proliferate, but has the curriculum actually changed or are children simply learning the same thing on different devices?

 

Sky TV to go Satellite Dish Free in 2018

Sky is to offer a complete subscription television package without a satellite dish for the first time. From 2018, people who cannot have a dish installed will be able to receive Sky over the internet instead.


Brexit

UK Economy Grows Unexpectedly

Strong consumer spending helped the UK’s economy to grow faster than expected at the end of last year.

 

Warning over Government “Overload” Ahead of Brexit

Ministers are trying to do too much and there is a “sense of overload” in Whitehall even before it grapples with the challenge of Brexit, it is claimed.


The Lighter Side

Menai the Rare Olive Turtle is Recovering Well

A rare sea turtle discovered washed up on an Anglesey beach is closer to full health after scans revealed why she found it difficult to dive.

 

Big Garden Birdwatch Expecting Unusual Sightings

Unusual migrant birds could be spotted in UK gardens during the RSPB’s annual birdwatch.


 

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