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Just 100 People Carry Out Almost All The World's Internet Crime

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Tech

The head of Europol's Cybercrime Centre has told the BBC that the large majority of all cybercrime is carried out by just 100 highly-trained individua...

Independence Referendum Shows We Should Break Up BBC News

Sam Fowles | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

The danger BBC news presents isn't in it's actual bias but it's perceived objectivity. As a society we accept and adjust for the editorial standpoints of other news sources but the myth persists that the BBC is to be treated differently...

Caroline Frost

BBC Chief Defends Cliff Richard Raid Coverage: 'Why Wouldn't We?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

One of the BBC's most senior figures has defended the Corporation's actions in reporting a police raid on the house of Cliff Richard, during an invest...

Watch The Moment BBC Scotland News Was Videobombed By A Giant Spider

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Well, we say 'giant'. But he wasn't really - he just looked that way. (They do say the camera adds 10 pounds.) Yes, our little eight-legged friend ...

This BBC Presenter Rather Misjudged The Tone Of The News Headlines

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Viewers of 'The Trip To Italy' may remember a scene in which Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan discuss the intonation of news presenters - and how the inton...

Gaza: Should TV Media Coverage Always Be 'Impartial'?

Paul Blanchard | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK
Paul Blanchard

What Israel is doing to Gaza is sickening. This civilised, westernised, democratic state is lobbing bombs into a city centre packed with people, with seemingly little regard for who dies: little children, disabled people, old ladies, pregnant women - anyone is fair game.

Google Has Begun Bleaching Our Internet

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Tech

The BBC's economics editor has spoken of his "shock" after learning Google is removing his work because someone wanted it "forgotten." Robert Pesto...

Fiona Bruce Reveals Her Pre-News Tipple

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Fiona Bruce has revealed she relaxes before she reads the BBC News, by nipping across the road for a cocktail. Bruce tells this week's Radio Times ...

Very Unfortunate Glastonbury Caption Fail On BBC News...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK

Metallica are headliners and apparently the weather is going to be appalling, now Glastonbury festivalgoers are being told to prepare for rape. The...

More Bad News For BBC Staff

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

The BBC will reportedly cut as many as 600 jobs in its news and radio divisions over the next two years. Although a definite number of job losses i...

Shock, Horror: BBC Staff Have Political Opinions!

Paul Blanchard | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Blanchard

Recently, there have been some elections. I say this just in case you've been living under a rock or have - like those people who hate their own birthdays - been on a long holiday to a closed monastery. These elections have made some people very upset. And that includes staff at the BBC.

BBC Tries To Boost Diversity With Course

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK

The BBC sent its senior journalists on a course designed to stamp out "unconscious bias" against ethnic minorities, in a bid to recruit a more diverse...

The BBC, Gillette Mach Three and the 'Man Hating' Delusion

Ellie Slee | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Slee

Women of Britain: we may still be marginalised in headlines, in the editor's specially selected comments, and in the shaving section of our local Superdrug. But this is a system, and we can screw it on so many levels. I suggest we start by buying a Mach 3.

The BBC - Who Needs It?

Horace Trubridge | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Horace Trubridge

Knocking the BBC has become a national pastime and it's an easy thing to do because there is no other license fee funded public service broadcaster to compare it to. However, next time you are anywhere outside of the UK and you want to remind yourself of how precious our BBC really is, just turn on the TV or radio...

Some Pity for Putin

Gregor Smith | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Politics
Gregor Smith

Good old Vlad is propping up the news again as the shiftiest world leader. Apart from Kim Jong Un. Or Xi Jinping. Or King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Or - who's that bloke who controls the biggest, most notorious 'intelligence' agency in the world? Oh, of course, US President Barack Obama. Or, for that matter, his chum David Cameron...

Is the 'Need for Speed' Killing the Media... And Us?

Paul Blanchard | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK
Paul Blanchard

Breaking news used to be just that: hard news, a big story that had just happened. Today rolling 24/7 TV news shows need their yellow ticker to contain something all the time. They're no longer content to have no ticker when there's nothing to say. The ticker has become a roundup of all stories breaking or not. Where do they go from here? What happens when there is some real breaking news?

WATCH: BBC Weather Blooper Says It's Going To Be A Scorcher

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Comedy

We've heard there's going to be a bit of an early spring heatwave - but this is ridiculous. Yes, just fast-forward to around 2:05 in Carol Kirkwood...

WATCH: Hilarious, 10-second BBC News FAIL

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Comedy

And we don't say that lightly. We've seen a lot of news FAILs. It's just so simple. And perfectly executed. And the whole thing lasts just 10 secon...

Unfortunate Caption Fail On BBC News

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

Celebrations began Friday in China to welcome the Year of the Horse. The official seven-day holiday is marked by parades, prayers – and usually ...

BBC Hard Talk: SOFT on Power, HARD on Real Journalism, Truth Telling and Glenn Greenwald

Joshua Funnell | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Politics
Joshua Funnell

Listening to the political gurglings of right-wing commentators a vision is painted of a monolithic BBC acting as an anti establishment, subversive enemy within.

'Westminster Sources'

Robert Hutton | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Robert Hutton

I've spent the last year collecting Journalese, the language of news, and have just published a book that offers to explain what it all means. The thorny issue of sourcing has got its own chapter, and when it came out, I was taken to task over two entries..

Tories Cry Cronyism As Tony Blair's Former Spin Doctor Gets £150k BBC Paycheck

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK

The BBC is forking out £150,000 a year on one of Tony Blair’s former spin chiefs to help rebuild its reputation in the wake of the Savile scandal. ...

'Sad, Shady Tony Blair'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK

Tony Blair has been called "a shady figure" and a "very sad man" by former BBC director-general Greg Dyke. In an explosive interview with the Finan...

Why Is The Cookie Monster On Newsnight?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK

Hats off to Emily Maitlis. Last week, the Newsnight presenter played arbiter in a wonderfully hostile row between Alastair Campbell and a Daily Mail s...

JP Morgan Poaches BBC's Stephanie Flanders

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Politics

BBC economics editor Stephanie Flanders is leaving the corporation to join JP Morgan Asset Management as its chief market strategist. Flanders has...