Martin Kaste

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Will Bureaucracy Keep The U.S. Drone Industry Grounded?

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Americans are suspicious of drones. Reports of the unmanned aerial vehicles' use in war zones have raised concerns about what they might do here at home. For instance, in Seattle earlier this year, a public outcry forced the police department to abandon plans for eye-in-the-sky UAV helicopters.

The backlash ...


Who's Hiring H-1B Visa Workers? It's Not Who You Might Think

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The tech industry wants more skilled workers — from overseas. Companies are lobbying hard for Congress to raise the limit on H-1B visas — visas for people with specialized skills — researchers, for instance, or software engineers.

Brad Smith, Microsoft's general counsel, recently told NPR that more H-1B visas ...


Yes, Your New Car Has A 'Black Box.' Where's The Off Switch?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

If you're a vehicle owner and happen to have a car accident in the near future (we hope you don't), it's likely the crash details will be recorded. Automotive "black boxes" are now built into more than 90 percent of new cars, and the government is considering making them mandatory.



Even Where It's Legal, Pot Producers Weigh The Business Risks

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to answer questions on everything from gun control to the Department of Justice's failure to prosecute Wall Street. But he was also asked about an issue proponents of marijuana legalization have been following closely: what the DOJ plans ...


Left Homeless, Storm Victims Turn To Internet To Find Shelter

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Tens of thousands of people in the New York City area lost their homes to Superstorm Sandy. Many may be in need of temporary housing, so the home-sharing website Airbnb is working to ...


Watching Big Brother: Privacy Board Delayed

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

An oversight board designed to protect privacy rights by making sure the government doesn't overstep its bounds has been authorized for years. But politics seems to be getting in the way of launching the panel.

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Europe Pressures U.S. Tech On Internet Privacy Laws

Monday, April 30, 2012

American tech giants are under pressure from Europe to offer stronger privacy options to consumers. Privacy advocates say American Internet users will have the European Union to thank...


Mitt Romney Tops Washington Caucuses

Sunday, March 04, 2012

The former Massachusetts governor pulled ahead of his rivals in Saturday's presidential straw poll, gaining more momentum just before Super Tuesday. Ron Paul, who edged Rick Santorum ...


Police Say They Aimed For Restraint With Protesters

Monday, December 26, 2011

Police learned to monitor the Occupy protests through livestreams and Twitter feeds. But there is no national standard for dealing with passive resistors. And sometimes that can lead to pepper spray incidents.