• Two-thirds of UK adults to work remotely more often after Covid-19

    Confirming other studies that have made the clear point that the new normal of mass home working will persist into the short- and mid-term at least, research from networking systems, services and software company Ciena has found that the just over two-thirds of British adults currently working from home fully expect to carry on doing so.

    The study, conducted by Opinium in May 2020, surveyed 1,000 UK adults on their internet habits and usage before and during lockdown, and found that 69% of British adults are now working from home at least some of the time, up from just 9%

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  • Amazon’s carbon emissions surge during 2019

    Amazon’s carbon footprint surged by 15% in 2019 alongside a 22% net sales increase, despite its pledge to be carbon neutral by 2040.

    The e-commerce giant disclosed on 23 June 2020 that it had emitted 51.17 million metric tons of carbon dioxide last year, which constitutes a 15% year-on-year (YoY) increase since 2018 when it emitted 44.4 million metric tons.

    Although the overall carbon footprint has grown, Amazon added it’s ‘carbon intensity’ – the amount of carbon emitted for every dollar spent – dropped 5% in the same period.

    “Like many companies in high-growth mode, we look at the absolute

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  • NCSC catches a million phishes in its nets

    The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has received the millionth submission to its Suspicious Email Reporting Service, just two months after it first launched in the face of a surge in spam and phishing attacks at the height of the first wave of the UK’s Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.

    The NCSC said that besides Covid-19-related lures, more than 10,000 of the malicious URLs blocked and removed as a result of the public’s reports related to cryptocurrency investment scams, promising people high returns in exchange for buying digital currencies.

    Cryptocurrency scams have been recognised as a growing problem, and are thought

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