Adrian Short


Google InLink spy kiosks targeting kids in London and Leeds

Google’s wifi spy kiosks in London and Leeds have been targeting young children in breach of the service’s privacy policy. The service, branded as BT InLinkUK and run by a Google company called Intersection, encouraged children to “call Santa” and leave him a voicemail on the street-based kiosks over Christmas: A bit of fun whilst out and about over the festive period. Use our Call Santa feature and leave the main man a message.

Architecture, class and beauty

Grenfell Tower reclad

Many of you will have seen or heard stories that the cladding put on Grenfell Tower was to improve the view of rich(er) neighbours nearby. This cladding is suspected to be a significant factor in the disaster, leading to the rapid and unexpected spread of the fire.

This story isn’t true.