It's coming, #TAL16 is heading back to its roots. We're heading back to Birmingham, not far from Digital Digbeth, where the Talk About Local story began back in 2009. In an event that will no doubt be bigger than #Speilberginbrum, we're … [Read more...] about #TAL16
The UK police forces' automatic number plate recognition systems form arguably the world's largest civilian surveillance system, taking about 1 billion number plate reads a year. Some years ago I was put on a panel to help the criminal justice … [Read more...] about ANPR – steps towards modern governance?
We are delighted to see people at last having fun with augmented reality software in the form of Pokemon Go. Talk About Local have been messing around with AR for years now and with the lovely Adrian Short we developed some software that makes it … [Read more...] about PokeLocal or Hypermon Go ? easy #hyperlocal augmented reality software
Sadiq Khan said 'I am determined to lead the most transparent, engaged and accessible administration London has ever seen' in the opening words of his speech at swearing in. I’ve been working on transparency for ten years now, much of it London … [Read more...] about How Sadiq Khan can make the London administration transparent
We are delighted that Google has made us an offer of funding under the Digital News Initiative for our Local News Engine prototype. Local News Engine (which I have written about in detail here) will mine local public data for leads for local news … [Read more...] about Google Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund winner – Local News Engine #dni
Since writing about ANPR towards the end of last year I have had a constructive dialogue with police officers about the operation of ANPR. I wrote to Bernard Hogan-Howe in November and today received a reply from the officer in charge about the … [Read more...] about ANPR – Met Police explain the ‘Olympic Feed’ and data retention