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Risk Digest: Tesco to ban all non-recyclable plastic by 2019

 Tesco to ban all non-recyclable plastic by 2019, WhatsApp bug allows blocked contacts to message people, TSB apologised after cancelling some ex-customers’ direct debits and told firms they were paying that they’d died.

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Information Security

“Hackers penetrated an unsecured microsite that had been left online for more than 10 years, stealing sensitive data and posting it online” Read the full article here.

 

“The largest shakeup to data protection is just around the corner, but why is it happening and who does it affect?” Read the full article here.


Health & Safety

“A construction company has been fined after a worker fell through a roof and suffered multiple fractures to his ribs and spine.” Read the full article here.

 

“Shadow Secretary of State for Housing, John Healey, asked an urgent question on tower blocks with dangerous cladding, on Monday in the House of Commons.” Read the full article here.


Food Safety

Food 

“With the news that eating one egg a day may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, it seems only right that eggs are making a breakfast comeback.” Read the full article here.

 

“On 4 June, cheese and gin are coming together in a holy partnership to celebrate National Cheese Day. For fans of delicious dairy products and the crisp taste of a G&T, this event is not to be missed.” Read the full article here.


Environment

“Tesco has announced it will ban all non-recyclable plastic by 2019, in a move campaigners have cautiously welcomed as “raising the bar on problem plastics”. Read the full article here.

 

“England is facing water supply shortages by 2050 unless rapid action is taken to curb water use and wastage, the Environment Agency has warned. Read the full article here.


Energy

“A wind farm claimed to be the first subsidy-free project of its kind in the UK has reached financial close.” Read the full article here.

 

“Drax Group will lead a £400,000 trial to capture and store carbon at its north Yorkshire power station in an attempt to kickstart a technology that has repeatedly failed to get off the ground in the UK.” Read the full article here.


Wellbeing

“While we all get anxious, for around 5% of the UK population, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) can become chronic. But there are numerous approaches to managing the symptoms” Read the full article here.

“42 per cent UK employees are calling in sick claiming a physical illness, when in reality it’s a mental health issue” Read the full article here.


Tech

“A couple in Portland, Oregon joked that their Amazon Alexa might be listening in to their private conversations. The joke came to an abrupt end when they discovered a conversation was indeed recorded by Alexa – and then sent to an apparently random person in their contact list.” Read the full article here.

 

“A huge WhatsApp bug allows blocked contacts to get in touch with people. Numerous users of the messaging app say that people they have blocked – potentially – are now able to reach out to them and send messages.” Read the full article here.


Finance

“TSB has apologised after it cancelled some former customers’ direct debits and mistakenly told the firms they were paying that they had died, MoneySavingExpert can reveal.” Read the full article here.

 

“Bitcoin prices tumbled today as the US Justice Department opens a criminal probe on price manipulation. The cryptocurrency could plummet below $7,000 as pressure to introduce regulation builds. Why is bitcoin going down?” Read the full article here.


Brexit

“UK officials have warned the EU that its approach to Brexit negotiations risks damaging its security and economic relationship.” Read the full article here.

 

“The EU has accused the British government of “chasing a fantasy” and warned that it will not negotiate under threat, after a fraught week of Brexit talks in Brussels that have raised serious concerns about the future of the negotiations.” Read the full article here.


The Lighter Side     

“People are obsessing over this video of a dentist and his young patient – and it’s for very good reason.” Read the full article here.

 

“9 Heartwarming Times Strangers Helped Struggling College Students” Read the full article here.


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