Faces are biometric identifiers, as unique in their own way as fingerprints or DNA. But unlike those attributes, faces can be swept up without consent, as they have been by South Wales Police in Cardiff and the Metropolitan Police at the Notting Hill Carnival in London. … [Read more...] about Facial recognition technology: Who watches the watchers?
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So yes, at this stage in the game, you have to think it would be quite the twist if capitalism ends up being the hero all along. Even the British Museum has asked one of its biggest sponsors, BP, to sit out a forthcoming exhibition: the display of 28,000-year-old archaeological treasures that have been revealed by the rapidly thawing Arctic permafrost. The Natural History Museum has swapped the famous dinosaur skeleton in its entrance hall for the blue whale, to focus minds on rising sea levels. Perhaps the British Museum could chuck a single-use defrosted mammoth out on their forecourt, then hope the smell reaches Westminster and “sparks a debate”. … [Read more...] about Don’t panic, humanity: selfless billionaires will save us all
Launched in 2015 to 'represent the new diverse older population', London-based Grey Models works with clients such as London Fashion Week and Hunger fashion magazine, and represents models including Vivienne Westwood's former muse Sara Stockbridge and 82-year-old Frances Dunscombe - one of the oldest models at the agency. … [Read more...] about Maye Musk: ‘I am just getting started’ as a model, aged 69
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