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Risk Digest: Keylogger pre-installed in HP laptops! + More Articles

This week’s Risk Digest explores keylogger pre-Installed in HP laptops, plans for a new nuclear power station in Wales, what Christmas Jumper day really is about and more!

Information Security

“Surge in public interest around Bitcoin and other digital currencies has helped propel a dubious wallet app to the top of the App Store’s Finance section” Read the full article here.

 

“HP has acknowledged that software capable of recording a user’s keystrokes was pre-installed on hundreds of models of its laptops.” Read the full article here.


Health & Safety

“Chelsea & Westminster NHS Trust and Imperial College London have been fined after the death of a lone worker.” Read the full article here.

 

“Two days of procedural hearings at the Grenfell public inquiry have revealed more details on a series of technical reports commissioned from its panel of expert advisers, as well as concerns from the Fire Brigades Union over the previous track record of one of the expert advisers, Steve McGuirk.” Read the full article here.


Food 

“Shoppers in the UK will spend a record £4.2bn on food and drink in the final week before Christmas, shrugging off higher prices caused by the fall in the value of the pound since the EU referendum.” Read the full article here.

 

“Uber’s food-delivery business will begin offering an insurance package to its couriers in Europe, a move to address the conditions of “gig economy” workers.” Read the full article here.


Environment

“A warming, rapidly changing Arctic is the “new normal” and shows no signs of returning to the reliably frozen region of the past.” Read the full article here.

 

“The tiny Pacific island nation of Palau has introduced a new law requiring visitors to sign a pledge not to harm the environment before entering the country” Read the full article here.


Energy

“Plans for a major new nuclear power station in Wales have taken a crucial step forward as UK regulators approved the project.” Read the full article here.

 

“A peer-to-peer finance platform has launched an offer to invest in a hydropower storage project in Scotland.” Read the full article here.


Wellbeing

“Seasonal affective order (SAD), also known as winter depression is thought to affect 4-6% of people according to the AAFP and the symptoms include lethargy, low mood, irritability and a difficulty concentrating.” Read the full article here.

 

“Workplace wellbeing initiatives are no longer just a nice-to-have, in 2018 they will become a boardroom priority.” Read the full article here.


Tech

“Thousands of Vodafone customers will be able to end their contracts early after the UK’s communications regulator raised concerns over new charges.” Read the full article here.

 

“Amazon has started selling Google’s Chromecast devices two years after it originally removed them from its store.” Read the full article here.


Financial Conduct

Finance

“Britain has retained its crown as the world’s leading financial centre in 2017, but a leading City lobby group says the UK’s position should not be taken for granted in light of emerging Brexit risks.” Read the full article here.

 

“The head of one of Britain’s leading financial regulators has warned people to be ready to “lose all their money” if they invest in Bitcoin.” Read the full article here.


Brexit

“Since March the UK and EU have been butting heads over the first stage of our divorce – but now it gets really complicated.” Read the full article here.

 

“”Leaving the European Union provides us with new opportunities to deal with the illegal trade in puppies,” Michael Gove declared.” Read the full article.


The Lighter Side    

“Looks at these super proud dogs posing with their newborn litter” Read the full article here

 

“Brightly coloured garish knitwear featuring images of Santa, reindeer, elves or the cheesiest of Christmas sayings was previously just for the most festive on Christmas Day or for Mark Darcy’s cringeworthy appearance in Bridget Jones” Read the full article here.


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