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Morning Bulletin: BBC & Channel 4 bosses in live Great British Bake Off spat, Spotify introduces new Playlist feature & Ofcom chief eyes new diversity measures

Morning Bulletin

Welcome to this morning's round up of some of the stories making headlines this morning in the media and marketing sector.

Bosses at the BBC and Channel 4 have reportedly fallen out on stage while discussing the move of the Great British Bake Off to the commercial broadcaster. The Daily Express claims that Channel 4 controller Jay Hunt and the BBC's director of strategy and education James Purnell had a "fiery" discussion over the programme while speaking at the Royal Television Society conference.

Ofcom's chief executive Sharon White has warned that the watchdog could enforce stricter diversity regulations should media companies not improve. According to the Guardian, white states that broadcasters were not yet "doing a good enough job" and added that she wanted to look at "harder, diversity targets being introduced.

Spotify is adding to its Discovery playlist offer with the introduction of a new feature, Daily Mix, reports the Verge. This will offer tailored, personalised playlists for individual users, updating every 24 hours.

Meanwhile, a survey released by the 4As has claimed that nearly half of marketing services agencies are "discriminatory" with nearly three quarters of respondents saying they were poor at hiring a diverse mix, the AdAge report states.

Facebook is set to appeal an order in Germany which would see it stop collecting data through its WhatsApp platform within the country and that it should delete all information it already possessed. Reuters states that the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information ruled Facebook was infringing data protection law and had not obtained effective approval from WhatsApp's 35 million users in Germany.

Militant groups intent on attacking the UK are reportedly being offered the services of freelance hackers, claims Reuters. Interpol has said that there is little evidence to show that terrorists are yet capable of an extensive cyber-attack and that those groups were yet to employ anyone with that capability as of yet.

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