Warnings over children’s health as recycled e-waste comes back as plastic toys

A trend towards using plastic parts in electrical and electronic goods is causing a headache for the recycling industry Flame retardants used in plastics in a wide range of electronic products is putting the health of children exposed to them at risk, according to a new report (PDF). Brominated flame-retarding chemicals have been associated with ...

Getting real about autonomous cars

Among my most interesting jobs is being a digital fellow at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. There are often interesting developments happening there on the topics of artificial intelligence (AI), digitization, and digital platforms. That was certainly the case on March 8, when I attended the MIT Disruption Timeline Conference on AI and ...

A new Twitter feature to make life easier for emergency managers!

Getting accurate location information is one of the main challenges when using social media in emergencies. Knowing that a bridge has collapsed or that a family is sitting on a roof is useless if you don’t know where this is happening. Unfortunately, getting precise information from people is very difficult in an emergency: some people ...

Trending topics on The Resilience Post

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Top 5 misconceptions of IoT network and device security

With an estimated 30 billion connected devices to be deployed across the globe by 2020, the promise of a global Internet of Things is fast approaching, posing a whole new level of threats to connected organizations. Misconception 1: Why would I care about the type of device that connects to the network? Someone has already ...

38% of consumers pay up to ransomware

Ransomware has proven to be a lucrative tool for cyber-criminals targeting large enterprises and verticals like healthcare—gambits that can bring in tens of thousands of dollars for one attack. But it turns out that consumers are at risk too. Research from cybersecurity firm Trustlook found that consumers are increasingly being targeted with ransomware—and, perhaps surprisingly, ...

Nintendo offers $20K to hack the Switch

The Nintendo Switch, the just-released replacement for the Wii gaming console, dares you to hack it. The console is already a pawn in cyber-arsenals; and now, Nintendo has ponied up a $20,000 bug bounty via HackerOne for anyone able to actually crack the machine, uncovering hardware security vulnerabilities. RELATED: 5 IT lessons to learn from ...

Japan provides $1.6 billion grant to boost Jamaica’s emergency communication system

Jamaica’s communication capability before, during and after disasters is being significantly boosted through a J$1.6-billion (¥1.39-billion/US$12.58-million) grant from the Government of Japan. Jamaica’s existing emergency communication network cannot currently be utilized to full capacity due to inadequate communication capacity and transmission range, and communications depend on transmission means limited primarily to e-mail and mobile telephony. ...

Five tips on how Business Continuity principles can protect your YouTube channel

''Your video isn't monetised because it contains content that might not be appropriate for advertising'' Since the recent update of YouTube's Rules and Community Guidelines, many Youtubers wake up in the morning with the fear of seeing this notification on one or many of their videos. As Youtube is now granting itself the right to ...

Cocoa Industry announces cooperative initiative to end deforestation

Hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales, leading chocolate and cocoa companies commit to develop cooperative, multi-stakeholder framework to address deforestation and forest degradation in the cocoa supply chain Twelve of the world's leading cocoa and chocolate companies agreed to a statement of collective intent committing them to work together, in partnership with others, to ...

Cocoa: a sweet value chain

Follow the journey of the humble cocoa bean from a tropical plantation to one of the world’s most loved products, chocolate. Find out how in today’s global value chain, sanitary and phytosanitary capacity helps to make sure that cocoa plants are free from pests and diseases and that chocolate is safe for consumers.

What is disaster recovery, really?

Disaster recovery 101: What you need to know about disaster recovery (and how the cloud changes things). The term "disaster recovery" has been bandied around the world of IT for decades. During that time it has meant many different and frequently contradictory things. To some people, disaster recovery means getting data systems up and running ...

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