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'A disgrace': BBC attacked over how it pays its staff

'A disgrace': BBC attacked over how it pays its staff

Entertainment
The BBC has been criticised by MPs for paying female staff less and employing people on contracts that ended up having "life-changing consequences". A report on pay equality by the digital, culture, media and sport committee (DCMS) found the corporation has been failing female employees.The broadcaster was branded a "disgrace" for allegedly coercing staff to take on work with no rights to sick pay, maternity leave, pensions or other benefits.The investigation by the committee was prompted by the resignation of the BBC's China editor Carrie Gracie, who quit after finding out she was paid two-thirds less than North America editor Jon Sopel.MPs concluded that salaries at the BBC were set by "an opaque system of discretionary decisions by individual managers" who have "devolved...
Facebook security breach: Up to 50m accounts attacked

Facebook security breach: Up to 50m accounts attacked

Technology
Facebook says almost 50 million of its users were left exposed by a security flaw. The company said attackers were able to exploit a vulnerability in a feature known as “View As” to gain control of people's accounts. The breach was discovered on Tuesday, Facebook said, and it has informed police. Users that had potentially been affected were prompted to re-log-in on Friday. Tech Tent: Facebook's family feud Facebook hate speech glitch investigated by firm The flaw has been fixed, wrote the firm’s vice-president of product management, Guy Rosen, adding all affected accounts had been reset, as well as another 40 million "as a precautionary step".Facebook - which saw its share price drop more than 3% on Friday - has more than two billion a...
Surfer punches shark to escape attack; 2nd surfer attacked hours later

Surfer punches shark to escape attack; 2nd surfer attacked hours later

World
Two men surfing off the western coast of Australia are lucky to be alive after getting attacked by sharks. Australia’s 9News reported that Jason Longrass, 41, and Alejandro Travaglini, 37, were attacked in two separate incidents less than a mile from each other on Monday in Gracetown. In dramatic video posted on 9News, Travaglini is seen being taken care of by friends before he was flown by helicopter to Perth Royal Hospital for emergency surgery. "He was punching the shark, and, like, there was three attacks, three different attacks in 20 seconds," Mikel Basanies told 9News. The Australian media station reported the Argentinian-born surfer was bit on both legs at just before 8:30 a.m. He was stable after surgery, according to 9News. Just hours later, another attack by what Longrass
Four US women attacked with acid in Marseille

Four US women attacked with acid in Marseille

World
Four female American tourists have been attacked with acid in the French city of Marseille.They were sprayed with hydrochloric acid inside the Saint-Charles train station.A 41-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the attack.Two of the victims, aged 20 and 21, received facial injuries and have been taken to hospital.One has a possible eye injury, according to the Marseille prosecutor's office.The other tourists were hit in the legs, according to French media, and have been taken to hospital for shock.All four women are in their 20s. It is not known where where in the United States they are from.Image:Saint-Charles train station in Marseille. Pic: ignisThe attack is not believed to be terror-related as the suspect did not make any extremist threats or declarations during the i...
Uber-style working review attacked as 'feeble'

Uber-style working review attacked as 'feeble'

Business
A long-awaited review of the rights of gig economy workers - who are freelance or have temporary contracts and work irregular hours - is facing a union backlash.The findings of the Government-commissioned report, which were widely leaked in advance, calls for additional protections for those employed by the likes of Uber and Deliveroo amid claims they are exploited.The review, led by the head of the Royal Society of Arts, Matthew Taylor, recommends a new category of worker called a "dependent contractor" be created to bolster rights to sick pay and holiday pay.:: Plans to shape the future of the UK's gig economy But he stops short of demanding a blanket minimum wage - instead calling for two-way flexibility on the issue of pay, with companies having to pay at least the minimum wage in exch...