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Flight Carbon Calculator

The Guardian have released a flight carbon calculator, allowing you to select your starting and destination airports to see how much kilograms of CO2 emmissions are released per passenger on that return flight. it also shows you how many countries emit less CO2 per person per year compared to that flight. Aviation is responsible for 2% of global emissions and are set to at least double by 2050 :-(

Spear Phishing

Many are now aware of the term phishing, the attempt to obtain sensitive information by luring people into clicking links in an email from what they think is a trsuted sender. A new subset of this, spear phishing, is the attempt to lure into the same using emails sent from legitimate and trusted sources which have been compromised.

Hacking Hotels

Bloomberg has an interesting piece that follows a group of consultant hackers trying to hack a hotel. The piece describes the usual targets that allow would be hackers to gain access to a hotel's physical infrastructure, such as isolated POS systems, smart TV internet ports or even ports for automated window blinds.

Despair

Dutch Data Visualisation specialist Sonja Kuijpers has published a powerful data visualisation which represents the number of people who died by suicide in the Netherlands in 2017.

Women In Trades Network Ireland

Totally Dublin have a really interesting feature on work wear for women in trade jobs. The feature follows 5 women working in traditionally male dominated trade roles, such as carpentry, decorating, welding and heavy mechanics. Highlighted with a cover shot on the magazine is Jen Kelly, an industrial abseiler who worked internationally but found it hard to find work upon returning to Ireland, with recruiters not believing her credentials.

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