“Facial recognition is a fundamental threat to society”

The use of facial recognition in Hong Kong and London’s King’s Cross demonstrates the need to control access to the technology in the same way other dangerous items are regulated, says Owen Hopkins. For the past few months I’ve been transfixed by the protests taking place in Hong Kong, and the way, as so often happens, […]

London’s King’s Cross uses facial recognition to track visitors

King’s Cross in London is using facial recognition technology to surveil the tens of thousands of visitors that frequent the site each day, and Canary Wharf is “considering” following suit. According to a spokesperson for the privately owned area around King’s Cross station, the 67-acre site in central London is using the technology “in the […]

Roksanda Ilincic designs penthouse apartment inside King’s Cross’ Gasholders

A geometric wall mural and a berry-toned bedroom appear inside this central London penthouse, which has been created by fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic. Reflecting her penchant for bold colours and shapes, Roksanda Ilincic says the three-level apartment “talks to my brand DNA and is the voice of my collections, but is still something different”. “It […]

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