Adrian Short

URLs are promises

Good housekeeping keeps the web alive.

Councils can’t ban 5G mobile networks

Totnes and other councils have declared “moratoriums” on 5G installations but they have no legal powers to stop them.

BT must withdraw all InLink kiosk permitted development planning applications

The High Court has ruled that multi-use “phoneboxes” need full planning permission not just permitted development applications.

Police object to new Google InLink kiosks over drug deal phone calls

Police in London don’t want any more InLink kiosks until the company gets a grip on drug-dealing calls. Councils can’t take that into account for now but they can refuse these planning applications anyway.

MHCLG phoneboxes permitted development consultation response

Central government for England is proposing to make it harder to get planning permission for new phoneboxes. I’m supporting that.

Police facial recognition privatises public space

Police in London are using facial recognition cameras on Christmas shoppers. How does this change the way public space is experienced and regulated?

“Unable to move even a single step”: Mechanism, policy and practice in the disciplinary smart city

Activity feeds for planning applications software

InLinkUK is dodging full planning permission in Kingston

The surveillance kiosk company has applied for full planning permission everywhere else. So why not in Kingston?

Is Intersection part of Google?

The lead company behind the new BT InLinkUK kiosks is keen to distance itself from Google. But what’s the real connection between them and the internet giant?

Google InLink spy kiosks targeting kids in London and Leeds

BT InLink in London: building a privatised “smart city” by stealth

InLink kiosks: Email to Wandsworth Council’s planning applications committee