Transport for London Launches Bus Passenger Tracking Trial

Transport for London, the body which operates the capital's public transport, has today announced that from tomorrow, it will be starting a new automatic passenger counting trial on buses, which it says could lead to better bus journeys in the future. Read More >>

Could Tube Wifi Data Be Used To Identify And Track Individuals?

On the 15th September, London sadly became the target of terror again. At around 8:20am, there was an explosion on board a packed District Line train at Parsons Green station. Mercifully, no one was killed - though 30 people were taken to hospital for treatment, mostly for burns. Over the weekend that followed, there was an enormous manhunt looking for the suspected perpetrators, and the terror threat level was raised to “critical” whilst the police did their thing. At the time of writing, unsurprisingly, the case is ongoing. Read More >>

London Underground Wifi Tracking: Here’s Everything We Learned From TfL’s Official Report

Earlier this year, Gizmodo UK scored ourselves a scoop, as we exclusively revealed some of the findings from last year’s wifi tracking trial, in which Transport for London analysed wifi data picked up from our phones as we travel on the London Underground - and was able to track our movements across the tube network. Read More >>

Exclusive: Here’s What 3 Big Museums Learn By Tracking Your Phone

At least three of Britain’s most popular cultural institutions have been tracking visitors using the wifi on their phones, Gizmodo UK can exclusively reveal. Following a series of Freedom of Information Requests, the National Gallery and Natural History Museums in London, as well as the National Railway Museum in York, have all revealed that they have tested or deployed tracking software - which could conceivably help curators and managers make decisions. Read More >>