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Safer Internet use means more multi-factor authentication Special

February 2021 marks '‘Safer Internet Day’, which is focused on passing on best practice to keep users safe online, whether this be from financial fraud or protecting young people. Another important aspect is with privacy.

Q&A: Outpacing vaccine disinformation with AI surveillance Special

Automation tools and technology like artificial intelligence and natural language processing can be used mine real-world data on a real-time basis for safety and efficacy insights and maintain public trust in relation to the coronavirus vaccines.

Tesla requested to recall 158,000 cars over faulty touchscreens

Tesla has been instructed to recall some 158,000 cars. This is due to some identified safety concerns, which have come to light post-manufacture. The discovery highlights a quality control weakness.

China's rich seek bodyguards schooled in digital dark arts

Tianjin - At the "Genghis Security Academy", which bills itself as China's only dedicated bodyguard school, students learn that the threats to the country's newly-rich in the tech age are more likely to emerge from a hacker than a gunman.

How should the university sector adapt to the coronavirus era? Special

Universities around the globe are heading into uncharted territory as the Fall 2020 semester approaches under the shadow of the pandemic. What policies should the education sector be adopting to cope with these unusual times?

U.S. states with the fewest coronavirus measures revealed

With the U.S. currently carrying the unenviable statistic of having the highest number of coronavirus cases in the world, data compiled by WalletHub shows variation across different states, highlighting the different perceptions by state governors.

Lowdown on employer challenges during COVID-19

There are a number of measures that businesses should be putting in place in order to ease more of the workforce back onto site. These measures should be based around revision to site risk assessments.

Many workers are inadvertently taking home toxic residues

A new study investigates the risks surrounding 'take-home' exposures, that is with workers who are exposed to various toxic contaminants as part of their job and then inadvertently bring this home, posing a risk to themselves and their families.

Peru McDonald's fined $250,000 after worker deaths

- Peruvian authorities on Thursday fined the local owner of a McDonald's franchise $250,000 for serious safety violations after two employees were electrocuted to death.

Virtual learning can improve employee safety

Nottigham - A new report suggests that virtual reality training could improve employee safety in the workplace. New technology has been tested out using fire evacuation scenarios, using VR as a training alternative.

Lawsuits filed against Lyft over ‘predatory drivers’ Special

Recent lawsuits have been filed against Lyft for failing to protect women from predatory drivers. Security expert Robert Prigge, President of Jumio provides his thoughts on the matter to Digital Journal readers.

Essential Science: The major radioactive cloud no one noticed

Did you hear about the most serious release of radioactive material since Fukushima 2011? If not, you’re not alone. But in September, 2017, a radioactive cloud moved across Europe. Scientists have been investigating the source.

Electric scooters are not as 'green' as you might think

Electric scooters may appear to be an alternative and 'green' form of transport compared with cars or buses, but the environmental credentials of scooters are necessarily as good as some manufacturers claim, according to a new report.

Apple launches Mac recall due to overheating batteries

Due to overheating batteries that “may pose a fire safety risk,” Apple has triggered a recall program for Mac computers. This applies to the 15-inch 2015 MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

Paltrow's first Canadian Goop store sees two products pulled

All did not go too well with the opening of Gwyneth Paltrow's first Goop store to open in Canada. Within minutes of the opening, Heath Canada inspectors pulled two beauty products from the shelves.

Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy shares water safety tips

​May 15 is International Water Safety Day. Olympic gold medalist swimmer and world record holder Ryan Murphy (100 meter backstroke) shared his water safety tips.

Apple recalls adapter plugs over safety risks

Apple has issued a recall notice for several of its plugs over an electric shock safety risk. The notification applies to plugs sold in the U.K., Hong Kong and Singapore, although some adapters in other regions may also be affected.

Boeing holds test flights for 737 MAX fix: sources

Washington - US aviation authorities will defend their certification methods for new planes before lawmakers Wednesday, two weeks after grounding the Boeing 737 MAX over two deadly crashes in less than five months.

After crashes, Boeing rolls out safety feature previously sold as option

New York - Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft will be outfitted with a warning light for malfunctions in the anti-stall system suspected in October's fatal crash in Indonesia, an industry source told AFP Thursday, standardizing a feature previously sold as an optional ext...

HP recalls laptops due to 'fire and burn hazards'

HP has announced it is to recall lithium-ion computer batteries in more than 128,500 laptops. This is due to the danger of potential fire and burn hazards, resulting from malfunctions.

Safety fears about Boeing 737 MAX grip US passengers

New York - US airlines are standing behind Boeing despite the wave of countries and carriers that have grounded the 737 MAX, but fear has gripped crews and passengers, and many are refusing to fly on the plane.

Q&A: Recent airport shutdowns need drone interdiction technology Special

Recent drone incidents at major airports demonstrate a gap that airports, and most organizations have in their security strategies. Dr. Max Klein of SCI Technology explains how these gaps can be addressed.

Thousands of South Koreans mourn tragic death of coal worker

Seoul - Some 2,500 South Koreans marched through Seoul Saturday to honour a worker who was crushed to death at a coal plant fuelling an outcry which led to a landmark amendment of the nation's industrial safety laws.

Safer Internet Day prompts smart online choices

This year’s Safer Internet Day forces us to recognize that, for all the wonderful things the internet has brought to humanity, our safety online is not as secure as it could be.

Op-Ed: What exactly is the smart city?

The term 'smart city' is a buzz term used widely in the news, and one that’s increasingly moving from tech pages to news pages. But what is the smart city? Will it change your life? And what are the risks?

Key safety features of lithium ion batteries

Most lithium ion batteries are safe, provided they come from a reputable source. Overall lithium-ion system is safe, providing certain precautions are met when charging and discharging. A review of the main safety issues is outlined.

How safe are wearables to wear?

Wearable devices are increasingly becoming commonplace. However, there are some safety concerns that consumers should be aware of, especially with substandard devices. These issues include electrical overheating, biocompatibility and data security.

Tesla Model 3 gets 5-star rating from U.S. auto safety agency

Tesla Inc's Model 3 sedan has been awarded a five-star rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in tests that are standard for cars in the United States.

French bus driver fined for making kids do breathalyser

Blois - A French court has fined a former school bus driver for asking his youthful passengers to take a breathalyser test in his place, it emerged Wednesday.

China launches nationwide vaccine sector inspection after scandal

Bejing - China's drug regulator said it has launched a nationwide inspection of vaccine production as authorities step up the response to a fraud case that has re-ignited public fears over the safety of the country's medicines.
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