Facial detection technology in the new Piccadilly Circus lights is "incredibly intrusive", according to privacy campaigners.
The revamped screen in central London will be turned on later in October in a space where 100 million people pass each month.
Cameras hidden in the screen will detect people's faces, figuring out their age, gender and mood, and use that to tailor brand messages.
According to Ocean Outlook, the company that provides the screen's technology, the system can detect people's age and gender with 90% accuracy.
The system can identify the makes of vehicles and will also feature Wi-Fi to let people interact with the screen, but also potentially to track mobile devices.
Privacy campaigners say signs should be put up in Piccadilly Circus to inform the publi...
A lawyer has pointed out that Theresa May’s demand for a public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire is suspicious. She’s also claiming that residents should be demanding an inquest, not a public inquiry, if they truly want justice.
People want answers
May visited the Grenfell Tower site in West London on Thursday 15 June to meet with firefighters. While not meeting with residents themselves, she made the following statement:
Right now people want answers, and it’s absolutely right, and that’s why I am today ordering a full public inquiry into this disaster. We need to know what happened; we need to have an explanation of this, we owe that to the families. To the people who have lost loved ones, friends, and the homes in which they lived.
These demands for a public inquiry have been it
Naval leaders from the United Kingdom, France and the United States signed an agreement June 1, designed to increase coordination for anti-submarine warfare activities of the three countries as they operate in the 5th Fleet area of operations.
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) Vice Adm. Kevin M. Donegan signed the trilateral agreement with Vice Adm. Louis-Michel Guillaume, commander, French Submarine and Strategic Oceanic Forces (ALFOST) and Rear Adm. Robert K. Tarrant, commander, Operations of the Royal Navy, at Donegan's headquarters in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
This agreement follows the signing of a document by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, First Sea Lord of the United Kingdom Adm. Sir Philip Jones, and French Chief of Naval Staff Adm. Christo...
The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has increased police numbers and operations across the Capital with immediate affect.
The plans that have been in put in place reflect efforts by the MPS to protect London against the current threat from international terrorism.
The public will see more armed officers, working alongside their neighbourhood and specialist colleagues on proactive operations and targeted patrols, both on foot and in vehicles. Locations of their deployments, types of tactics and numbers on duty will continually change to be the most effective and avoid predictability.
Those armed officers will also provide support to colleagues working on Project Servator. This tactic uses teams of specialist police officers who have been trained to spot the tell tale signs that a...
British authorities on Monday "thoroughly searched" and detained the crew of a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight after it landed at Heathrow Airport, PIA spokesperson Mashhood Tajwar said.
Flight 785 from Islamabad to London arrived at Heathrow Airport at 2:50pm on Monday. Upon landing, as passengers disembarked, the flight crew and aircraft were searched by the authorities, the spokesperson said.
Fourteen crew members were released after being detained for nearly two hours by the British authorities, Tajwar added.
"We have not been informed as to why was the crew detained," said Tajwar.
According to the spokesperson, the flight will return to Lahore at 11:30am on Tuesday.
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A passenger has been labeled a hero after wrestling a knife away from a man who had boarded a London bus in broad daylight.
Mobile footage of the incident in Stoke Newington yesterday afternoon shows the man wrestle a knife away from the attacker as other passengers watch on in horror.
He eventually grasps the weapon off the armed man who makes a dash for the door before escaping down the street.
The hero can be seen clutching the huge weapon as he leans out of the bus and yells ‘I’m an African, you will never take my life’.
The circumstances that led up to the incident on the number 149 bus at 1.55pm aren’t clear.
The hero passenger, who is aged in his 20s, suffered minor cuts to his hands and head and was taken to hospital.
A Met Police spokesman said: ‘He was taken to
LONDON, U.K. - Marking history, the first direct train from Britain to China set off with thirty containers of British produced goods, on a 7,500 mile journey on Monday morning.
The first rail freight service, DB Cargo locomotive, set out carrying whisky, soft drinks, vitamins, pharmaceuticals and baby products from Stanford-le-Hope, Essex’s DP World London Gateway rail terminal.
The train that is set to arrive at Yiwu, eastern China on April 27, will pass through the Channel Tunnel into France and on to Belgium.
It will also call in Duisburg, Germany, through Poland, Belarus, Russia, and Kazahkstan.
According to officials, the journey is more economical than air freight and faster than sea freight.
The service, which is part of China’s One Belt, One Road programme of reviving
Well, Let London serve as an example... This is what you get in return for laying down and doing nothing in the wake of these continued Staged Events! They rub it in your face with all their logos, they removed over 75 cameras in this area before the event. And in the end, What do you get out of all of it?? SAS Troops on the Streets PERMANENTLY!!!! WAKE UP!!!! #KILLUMINATI
Several people have been injured after a battery pack reportedly exploded on board a London Overground train.
The train had to be evacuated at Dalston Kingsland station after a workman's drill overheated and was smoking, British Transport Police said, with reports of smoke coming from a carriage.
The London Fire Brigade said firefighters extinguished the smoking battery and placed it in a bucket of sand.
London Fire Brigade in Hackney said crews from Stoke Newington were called to the incident.
A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said crews were called at 7.36am to an incident at the station.
She said: "We sent four ambulance crews, a single responder in a car, an incident response officer and our hazardous area response team (Hart) to the scene.
"We are treati...