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Facial recognition in King’s Cross prompts call for new laws

Facial recognition in King’s Cross prompts call for new laws

Technology
There is growing pressure for more details about the use of facial recognition in London's King's Cross to be disclosed after a watchdog described the deployment as "alarming".Developer Argent has confirmed it uses the technology to "ensure public safety" but did not reveal any details.It raises the issue of how private land used by the public is monitored.The UK's biometrics commissioner said the government needed to update the laws surrounding the technology.Argent is responsible for a 67-acre site close to King's Cross station. While the land is privately owned, it is widely used by the public and is home to a number of shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as considerable office space with tenants including Google and Central Saint Martins College.The...
Ashes 2019: England call up Jofra Archer for first Test v Australia

Ashes 2019: England call up Jofra Archer for first Test v Australia

Sports
Ashes 2019: England v Australia, first Specsavers Ashes TestVenue: Edgbaston Dates: 1-5 August Time: 11:00 BSTCoverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.Pace bowler Jofra Archer has been named in England's Test squad for the first time for the Ashes opener against Australia at Edgbaston.The 24-year-old, who took 20 wickets in England's World Cup-winning campaign, claimed 2-21 for Sussex on his return from a side strain on Friday.Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler, rested for the 143-run win over Ireland this week, are also included in the 14-man squad. ...
Three resists watchdog’s call for ‘fairer’ mobile phone fees

Three resists watchdog’s call for ‘fairer’ mobile phone fees

Technology
The UK's telecom regulator has said Three is the only major UK mobile network to have "refused" to automatically cut its customers' monthly charge at the end of their contract's lock-in period.As a result, Ofcom said, the firm's subscribers would "overpay" unless they took action to change to another deal.The watchdog said it had challenged the industry to treat users more fairly.But Three has said that customers were often happy to stay on the same deal."Many consumers are happy with the service that they are paying for and may choose to take no action, particularly if the consumer feels that there is not an equivalent, better value, service that meets their needs," it said in a consultation filing."Moving consumers to a default tariff, on an opt-out bas...