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Day: July 13, 2019

Government to advise Brits to get seven hours of sleep at night
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Government to advise Brits to get seven hours of sleep at night

    National guidance on how much sleep people should have each night is set to be published by the Government. As part of a plan to improve public health, it is expected to advise that less than seven hours' sleep every night could be damaging. The move resembles Government advice on safe alcohol consumption and on how much time children should spend in front of a screen. The evidence on the relationship between sleep and health will be reviewed and recommendations made for people of different ages, according to The Times. The newspaper quoted from a leaked draft of a public health green paper which it said is due to be published by Health Secretary Matt Hancock. It said much of the paper is focused on obesity and smoking, but that it also makes reference to sleep. ...
Facebook to face record £4bn fine
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Facebook to face record £4bn fine

    The Federal Trade Commission voted this week to approve a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook that could end an investigation into its privacy practices, according to a person familiar with the matter but not authorized to speak on the record, a deal that could result in unprecedented government oversight of the company. The settlement adopted with the FTC’s three Republicans supporting it and two Democrats against it -- could end a wide-ranging probe into Facebook’s mishandling of users’ personal information that began more than a year ago. The FTC’s $5 billion punishment against Facebook sets a new record as the largest penalty ever assessed against a tech company that broke a past promise to the government to improve its privacy practices. The matter fro...
Corbyn accuses many inaccuracies in Panorama doc
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Corbyn accuses many inaccuracies in Panorama doc

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said there were many, many, inaccuracies in the BBC Panorama documentary about anti-Semitism in the party. Mr Corbyn said the programme adopted a pre-determined position before it was aired earlier this week. Speaking during a visit to the Durham Miners' Gala, Mr Corbyn said: I watched the programme and I felt there were many, many inaccuracies in the programme. The programme adopted a pre-determined position on its own website before it was broadcast. We've made very clear what our processes are. Our party members do have the right to be heard if they're accused of anything and our party staff have a right to be supported and they are supported. Mr Corbyn said anyone in the party who commits any act of anti-Semitism faces withdraw...