Martin Kaste appears in the following:
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
An Internet service provider is refusing to turn over customer information in response to a subpoena. It's part of a larger tug-of-war over how much access law enforcement should have to customer data.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
The recent revelations about the National Security Agency's Internet surveillance have breathed new life into a basic question: How do you hide online? There are some things you can do to cover your tracks, and privacy advocates are working on even better tools for staying anonymous. But that worries advertisers.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Employers looking to hire foreign workers must prove they looked for American workers first. But some immigration law firms show employers how to recruit Americans without actually hiring U.S. workers. This kind of "faux recruiting" is common knowledge in the tech industry.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the public has had several glimpses of the government's growing surveillance powers. The Bush administration had a program so secret, it dispensed with judicial warrants altogether. The resulting scandals and lawsuits appear to have done little to roll back the spying.
Saturday, June 08, 2013
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is tasked with making sure that secret government surveillance programs aren't abused. It was created in 2004, but still doesn't even have a website or email.
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Sgt. Robert Bales told a military court on Wednesday that he killed 16 Afghan villagers during a late-night rampage last year. His admission is part of a plea deal that will likely allow Bales to escape the death penalty.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales will be in military court Wednesday. Bales is pleading guilty to murder charges in exchange for avoiding the death penalty. He is expected to give his account of the nighttime killing of 16 Afghan civilians last year.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians last year has agreed to a deal that will spare him the death penalty.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Martin Kaste talks to Robert Siegel about traffic and other disruptions caused by the I-5 bridge collapse over the Skagit River in Mount Vernon, Washington. The bridge is expected to be closed for weeks.
Friday, May 24, 2013
The collapse sent people and vehicles into the water Thursday night. Authorities say there were no fatalities. The bridge, about an hour north of Seattle, lost its northernmost span — taking out all lanes in both directions.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The tech industry is getting a lot in the Senate's immigration overhaul bill. It increases the number of temporary worker visas for skilled technical workers but the industry is pushing for more, including the end of provisions meant to protect American tech workers from unfair competition. The industry's goals and tactics are antagonizing other groups that want to see the bill pass.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A recent incident on a commercial airliner raises an interesting question: can an airline bar you from taking pictures on their plane?
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A viral video from an American Airlines flight highlights a little-known airline policy: no unauthorized photography.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Some progressive groups are angry with Facebook for running ads supporting GOP lawmakers on board with the immigration overhaul bill. The left-wing groups have turned a blind eye to what Facebook gets out of the overhaul measure, and what it may cost American tech workers.
Monday, May 06, 2013
The world's largest tunnel boring machine in a few months will begin digging a new double-decker highway tunnel under downtown Seattle. If all goes according to plan, Bertha will start digging this summer. It'll emerge again late next year on the other side of downtown, not far from the Space Needle.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Tough federal aviation rules and public backlash against drones have raised worries that the U.S. unmanned aerial vehicle industry will be left behind foreign competitors. Developers say the U.S. light drone industry is being overtaken by manufacturers in Israel and Australia.
Friday, April 26, 2013
The long-promised update to the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act is moving through Congress. On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would make the police get a warrant before peeking at your old emails and anything else you store online. The House is moving in the same direction.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The Attorney General in the state of Washington is suing a small florist for refusing to provide flowers for a gay wedding.
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
There's been increasing support for the number of H1-B visas given to highly skilled workers. Large tech companies are leading the push for the increase, but the bulk of the visas go to workers at large consulting firms.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
A large cyber-attack on an anti-spam organization in Europe is slowing down the Internet. Spamhaus says it was hit by a massive distributed denial of service for more than a week.