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Risk Digest: Attackers making use of “sponsored content” networks + more articles from around the web.

Attackers – making use of “sponsored content” networks, the environment’s effect on our health, how playing the guitar helps your wellbeing and more!

Information Security

“Attackers are now making use of ‘sponsored content’ networks such as Taboola to insert malicious content into trusted sites, researchers have found” Read the full article here.

 

“Some argue the source code review could make it easier for Russia to find weaknesses in ArcSight, a key US military security monitoring tool” Read the full article here.


Health & Safety

“A new study commissioned by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has claimed the environment is crucial to tackling health issues from poor air quality, especially in urban areas.” Read the full article here.

 

“It may not get the worldwide coverage of Trump’s comments on North Korea or American Football players, but changes to health and safety regulations could be one of his lasting legacies. James Evison reports.” Read the full article here.


Food 

“Can farming and food production be made less damaging to the planet?” Read the full article.

 

“The DUP has dismissed a suggestion that agri-food trade could be regulated on an all-Ireland basis after Brexit.” Read the full article here.


Environment

“Why environmentally friendly buildings are essential for the Paris Agreement and the EBRD” Read the full article here.

 

“A waste recycling company and two of its directors have been ordered to pay more than £32,450 in fines and costs.” Read the full article here.


Energy

“A gas and electricity price cap could be imposed as early as this winter, Energy Minister Greg Clark has said.” Read the full article here.

 

“Solar power was the fastest-growing source of new energy worldwide last year, outstripping the growth in all other forms of power generation for the first time and leading experts to hail a “new era”.” Read the full article here.


Wellbeing     

“Business in the Community’s study shows shifting attitudes towards mental wellbeing at work with more employers acknowledging their responsibility to staff mental wellbeing” Read the full article here.

 

“When we polled some of our guitarist friends on what the guitar means to them, and how playing guitar makes them feel, we expected to find a common theme or two, but we didn’t expect the same words to keep surfacing in the majority of answers we received. ‘Therapeutic’, ‘happy’, ‘creative’, ‘calm’… These words came up time and again.” Read the full article here.


Tech

“Google unveils its Chrome-based answer for those seeking a high-end folding laptop” Read the full article here.

 

“People may worry that robots are coming for their jobs – but the companies making the bots are struggling to find qualified employees, research suggests.” Read the full article here.


Finance

“Britain’s ageing population is one of the most “powerful forces” impacting the country’s finance industry, the boss of the City watchdog has said.” Read the full article here.

 

“The UK’s chief financial regulator has downplayed concerns over households’ increased use of car loans.” Read the full article here.


Brexit       

“Amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill drawn up by the Scottish and Welsh governments have been tabled at Westminster..” Read the full article here.

 

“A top official at the Bank of England has warned the government it has less than 12 weeks to agree a transition deal with the EU to prevent City firms starting to move jobs and business out of the UK.” Read the full article here.


The Lighter Side    

“A German court has ordered a hungry donkey’s owners to pay damages to the driver of a carrot-coloured sports car after the animal tried to eat it.” Read the full article here.

 

“Mochi, an 8-year-old St. Bernard in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has a tongue that measures a whopping 7.3 inches from lip to tip.” Read the full article here.


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