Martin Kaste

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Washington State Growers Roll The Dice On New Pot Licenses

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Washington residents thinking about jumping into the state's new legal marijuana industry need to act soon. The deadline to apply for a state license to sell recreational pot is Dec. 19, and the applications are flooding in.

Danielle Rosellison, a loan officer in Bellingham, Wash., applied for her pot-growing license ...


There May Be A Green Light For Pot, But Not For Driving High

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Western states have led the way in the legalization of marijuana, first with medical marijuana, and then with the legalization of recreational pot in Colorado and Washington last November.

It's been quite an adjustment for the police. Washington State Patrol is adapting to the new reality in a variety of ...


A Look Into Facebook's Potential To Recognize Anybody's Face

Monday, October 28, 2013

Revelations about NSA spying have left people wondering about the privacy of their digital data. But what about the privacy of their faces?

The movies make facial recognition look easy: In the 1998 film Enemy of the State, a team of NSA agents simply freeze a surveillance tape, tap some ...


With Pot Legal In Washington, Will Buyers Stay Underground?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

In Washington state, regulators are putting the finishing touches on rules for the new state-sanctioned recreational marijuana market. And the man hired to help shape those rules is raising a warning to local law enforcement: toughen up on the black market.

Law enforcement's mellow attitude toward pot was on display ...


Defense Lawyers Want Out Of Fort Hood Shooting Trial

Thursday, August 08, 2013

The judge in the court martial of accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan is expected to announce Thursday what she's going to do about a rebellion in her courtroom.

A team of Army defense lawyers told her on Wednesday that they want to be released from their job.

The ...


Fort Hood Trial: Hasan Acknowledges Evidence Against Him

Wednesday, August 07, 2013


The Online Underworld's Elaborate Prank To Ship Heroin

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Cybercriminals are scary, but at least the harm they do is just in cyberspace. So they hack your Twitter, or maybe cause a few zeros to disappear (temporarily) from your bank account. They can't hurt you in any real-world way, right?


Brian Krebs' blog offers a great read ...


Can Software That Predicts Crime Pass Constitutional Muster?

Friday, July 26, 2013

Typically, police arrive at the scene of a crime after it occurs. But rather than send cops to yesterday's crime, a new trend in law enforcement is using computers to predict where tomorrow's crimes will be — and then try to head them off.

The software uses past statistics to ...


A Peek Inside A Once Top Secret Spot In Atomic Age History

Thursday, July 18, 2013

People tend to remember that the atomic bomb was developed at Los Alamos, N.M., and Oak Ridge, Tenn., but they often forget about a third nuclear production complex — the Hanford Site in Richland, Wash. It's where they built the world's first full-scale nuclear reactor.

The "B Reactor" is a ...


Police May Know Exactly Where You Were Last Tuesday

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

License plate scanners are the dark horse of the surveillance world. They've been around for a decade, but people rarely notice. They don't look much different from closed circuit cameras, perched over busy intersections. Or they're just another device mounted on a passing police car.

But they notice you: A ...