Facebook calls for a more people-centric security industry

Facebook calls for a more people-centric security industry

The security industry needs to worry less about technology and more about people, said Facebook’s security boss. Alex Stamos scolded the security industry in the opening keynote of the 2017 Black Hat conference. He said there was too much focus on technically complex “stunt” hacks and not enough on finding ways to help the mass of people stay safe. The problem would only worsen if the industry did not become more diverse and exhibit more…

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More than 86,000 NHS posts vacant, says report

More than 86,000 NHS posts vacant, says report

More than 86,000 NHS posts were vacant between January 2017 and March 2017, figures for England suggest. Statistics from NHS Digital, which collates data, shows the number of vacancies climbed by almost 8,000 compared to the same period in 2016. Nurses and midwives accounted for the highest proportion of shortages, with 11,400 vacant posts in March 2017. The Department of Health said staffing was a priority and that more money was being invested in frontline…

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Comic-Con day 3 recap: Black Panther, Stranger Things, Westworld and more

Comic-Con day 3 recap: Black Panther, Stranger Things, Westworld and more

A round-up of the film and TV events that made headlines on the second day of Comic-Con 2017. Warner Bros presents Blade Runner 2049, Justice League and Ready Player One Jared Leto showed up – via hologram and in shocking pink trousers – to introduce the Blade Runner sequel session. Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford and director Denis Villeneuve were in attendance to show off new footage and talk about making the movie. Ford even addressed…

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Aids deaths halve as more get drugs

Aids deaths halve as more get drugs

Deaths linked to Aids have halved in a decade, official figures shows. The condition, which is caused by HIV, used to be one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. A report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids) showed deaths had fallen from a peak of 1.9 million in 2005 to 1 million last year. It said the “scales have tipped”, with more than half of people getting drug treatment for…

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BBC pay: Male stars earn more than female talent

BBC pay: Male stars earn more than female talent

The BBC has revealed two-thirds of its stars earning more than £150,000 are male, compared to one-third who are female, according to its annual report. Claudia Winkleman was the highest-paid female celebrity, earning between £450,000 and £500,000 last year. One Show presenter Alex Jones was second, and was paid between £400,000 and £450,000. Chris Evans was the top-paid star. BBC director general Tony Hall said there was “more to do” on the gender pay gap….

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Great British Bake Off: Channel 4 says the show will be more 'modern'

Great British Bake Off: Channel 4 says the show will be more 'modern'

Channel 4 has said The Great British Bake Off will feel more “modern and future facing” when it swaps channels after moving from BBC One this year. Channel 4’s Jay Hunt said: “This is Bake Off but with an extraordinary, high calibre of contributors and it’s got a slight Channel 4 feel to it. “We’ve got a new tone to it, it’s got a new comic riff to it. I think that feels modern and…

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Steam Banhammers More Than 40,000 People After its Summer Sale

Steam Banhammers More Than 40,000 People After its Summer Sale

Steam’s Summer Sale officially concluded last week, but Valve had one last surprise in store for cheaters who had hoped to score cheap replacements on games (or to build up a larger stockpile of titles while cheating in others). On July 6, Steam banned more than 40,000 people — 40,426 according to Steamdb.info — vastly exceeding its previous daily ban record. There’s a particular method to Valve’s timing here, as PC Gamer reports. Serial cheaters in…

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Konta thrilled at British success – but Murray wants more

Konta thrilled at British success – but Murray wants more

Media playback is not supported on this device Wimbledon 2017 on the BBC Venue: All England Club Dates: 3-16 July Starts: 11:30 BST Live: Coverage across BBC TV, BBC Radio and BBC Sport website with further coverage on Red Button, Connected TVs and app. Click for full times. Johanna Konta says the British success at this year’s Wimbledon is “great to be part of” and these are exciting times for home fans at the tournament….

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