Gmail messages read by third parties – update

Google has published a new blog post in response to news earlier this week that detailed how common it is for third-party app developers to be able to read and analyze the contents of a user’s Gmail message. While not offering any substantially new insights into the industry practice, now understood to be quite widespread, Google does outline measures a user and business organization using G Suite can do to protect their privacy and security.

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Kerto® LVL used for a challenging multi-storey structure

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The Wälderhaus (“Forest House”) was built in 2013 as part of the International Building Exhibition in Hamburg, Germany. The building is a great example of the many possibilities of using wood in construction. Metsä Wood’s Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) was used for the challenging load-bearing walls of the house.

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System-based cyber security

How to protect tomorrow’s critical infrastructure 

Imagine a city the size of London thrown into chaos, as public transport grinds to a halt and traffic lights stop functioning …This is no longer the stuff of nightmares or the scenario of a disaster movie but a prospect that is getting more likely every day. Critical infrastructure facilities, whether power or nuclear plants, national railway and local underground systems or other forms of public transport, are increasingly targeted by cyber attacks. Sophisticated cyber weapons have been developed, including malware designed to disrupt the operation of industrial control systems. The growing use of connected devices in the industrial environment make cyber threats more likely. According to the report Threat Landscape for Industrial Automation Systems, published by cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab, 18 000 different malware modifications to industrial automation systems were detected in the first six months of 2017.

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BLOODHOUND Project Newsletter – July 2018


July 2018 – Newsletter

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BLOODHOUND SSC – a supersonic racing car designed to reach speeds of 1,000mph (1,600km/h).


It’s been a long time since our last newsletter, during which time our Team has been busy working on the Car and running public events and education activities around the country.


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Honda become the first manufacturer to provide free Motorcycle trackers

2018 HONDA CB1000R

Honda Motorcycles UK has joined forces with Datatool in the first partnership of its kind to offer tracking equipment fitted free-of-charge to riders of every single on-road Honda motorcycle. Available on purchases from Monday 2nd July 2018*, the initiative is part of Honda’s ongoing commitment to advance motorcycle safety and security.

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