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Risk Digest: How Tech Startups Can Keep Their Businesses Secure and More

Advice from Bogdan Botezatu on how tech startups can keep their businesses secure, Ministers warn that three-fifths of new cars must be electric by 2030, how a good cup of tea can affect your wellbeing and more!

Data Protection

Information Security

“The latest preview version of Skype introduces Private Conversations, using the same secure protocol used by WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Google” Read the full article here.

 

“Bogdan Botezatu, senior e-threat analyst at Bitdefender, explains how tech startup founders can keep their businesses secure.” Read the full article here.


Health & Safety

“MPs on the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy committee have condemned the government’s actions on improving the safety of electrical goods as “painfully slow” and called for it to actively explore the establishment of a single national product safety agency.” Read the full article here.

 

“An Amusement park owner has been ordered to pay over £35,000 in fines and costs after his building breached health and safety regulations.” Read the full article here.


Food 

“Oh, food fashion. Isn’t it marvellous? It has led you to try bold new dishes, and me to the cardiologist, shortly after the “invention” of the cronut. It now leads us both to the thought, “What can be in store for our stovetops and palates in 2018?” Followed, perhaps, by that other thought, “Please. Let it not be disgusting.” Read the full article here.

 

“Aside from accepting donations such as baked beans and soup, what else is there to know about the organisations that provide emergency relief to people in crisis?” Read the full article here.


Environment

“Three-fifths of new cars must be electric by 2030 to meet greenhouse gas targets, ministers have been warned.” Read the full article here.

 

“Microwaves in Britain generate as much carbon dioxide as more than one million cars, scientists have concluded as they call on people to use the ovens more efficiently.” Read the full article here.


Energy

“40% of UK primary energy was derived from natural gas in 2016, a 50% increase from 1990, writes Ken Cronin” Read the full article here.

 

“Keele University is to become a living laboratory for emerging low carbon and smart energy technologies in what is thought to be the largest scheme of its type in Europe and North America.” Read the full article here.


Wellbeing

“Scientists reckon a cuppa can have cognitive benefits, but how best to make a health-boosting brew?” Read the full article here.

 

“Over a third (35.2 per cent) of the nation’s workers are suffering from mental health issues, with four in 10 (42.9 per cent) admitting that their job is a key contributor to these feelings. That’s according to the latest research from CV-Library, an independent job site.” Read the full article here.


Tech

“iPhone owners will be able to disable a feature that slows down their mobiles as their batteries age, Apple’s chief executive has said.” Read the full article here.

 

“Bitcoin has traded below $10,000 for the first time since early December” Read the full article here.


Financial Conduct

Finance

“China’s economy grew by 6.9% in 2017 according to official data – the first time in seven years the pace of growth has picked up.” Read the full article here.

 

“National Audit Office report finds 716 existing deals under PFI and PF2 cost the taxpayer billions of pounds a year.” Read the full article here.


Brexit

“A second referendum looks increasingly likely, and a new settlement addressing Britain’s inequalities could reverse our trajectory” Read the full article here.

 

“A future generation of MPs will seek to “improve or undo” Brexit if it does not work for young people, a former cabinet minister has said.” Read the full article here.


Ozone

The Lighter Side     

“A plucky wallaby gave an officer the runaround in a daring dash across the Sydney Harbour Bridge – with police left bemoaning a clear traffic violation.” Read the full article here.

 

“Piggyback riders: Funny photos of lazy hitchhiking animals” Read the full article here.


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