Sky News: Only dozens of images deleted from police database

Sky News: Only dozens of images deleted from police database. “Only dozens in hundreds of thousands of photos held in a controversial police facial recognition database have been deleted, new figures reveal. Despite being told by the High Court that innocent people’s biometric details were being unlawfully held on the database, the numbers are continuing to grow, according to the biometric commissioner.”

Creative Boom: Beautifully designed football programmes from 1960s and 1970s

Creative Boom: Beautifully designed football programmes from 1960s and 1970s. “One Shilling (1/-) is an ongoing showcase of beautifully designed football programmes, mostly from the 1960s and ’70s. The project is inspired by an immaculately kept and comprehensive collection of Aston Villa programmes that have been accumulated by designer Matthew Caldwell’s Dad, dating back to the late 60s, when his addiction (‘and it is an addiction’, notes Matthew) to holding a season ticket at the Villa, began.” This is currently an Instagram archive only, with a small (albeit beautifully annotated and photographed) collection. Mr. Caldwell hopes to open an online museum.)

Bucknell University: Bucknell To Help Bring Pre-Shakespearean London To Life With New Grant

Bucknell University: Bucknell To Help Bring Pre-Shakespearean London To Life With New Grant. “According to Diane Jakacki, digital scholarship coordinator and faculty teaching associate in comparative humanities, the funding will enable the project to compile and publish thousands of performance-related archival materials that span 500 years of London history. Jakacki, who serves as the project’s principal investigator, said the materials include playscripts, legal and religious records, and personal and diplomatic correspondence.”

The Guardian: First database of burial grounds in England and Wales to be created

The Guardian: First database of burial grounds in England and Wales to be created. “The grant will be announced on Monday to help record and preserve rare plants and animals in danger of extinction across most of Britain, threatened by development and modern agriculture, but still flourishing among the gravestones in an estimated 20,000 burial grounds in England and Wales.”

The Guardian: Just one in four Britons trust news on social media, finds survey

The Guardian: Just one in four Britons trust news on social media, finds survey. “Only 24% of the UK population trust the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram when looking for news and information, a survey has found. The Edelman trust barometer, published on Monday, suggests the days when social media was championed as an enabler of citizen journalists and for its role in the Arab Spring have passed.”

Bloomberg Quint: Google Braced for England’s First `Right to Be Forgotten’ Trial

Bloomberg Quint: Google Braced for England’s First `Right to Be Forgotten’ Trial. “Google Inc. is bracing itself for its first battle in England’s High Court over the so-called ‘right to be forgotten.’ Two anonymous people want the search engine to take down links to information about their old convictions. Both describe themselves in their court filings as businessmen. One was convicted of conspiracy to account falsely, and the other was convicted of conspiracy to intercept communications, but those convictions are spent, judge Matthew Nicklin told a pre-trial hearing Thursday.”

Sherbert Dab: An Oral History of the London Taxi (Black Cab London)

Black Cab London: Sherbert Dab: An Oral History of the London Taxi
. “Organised by the educational charity, Digital Works in conjunction with Unite and the London Transport Museum, this ambitious venture introduced 26 London cabbies to pupils from St George the Martyr school, Holborn and Westminster Cathedral school, Pimlico. The children conducted in-depth interviews with each of the London taxi drivers, covering topics such as family backgrounds, what it was like to study The Knowledge in their particular era, interesting stories which have occurred whilst driving a cab and much, much more.”