Martin Kaste

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Coaxing Cops To Tackle Cybercrime? There's An App For That

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Local police often don't feel equipped to investigate cybercrime. The NYPD is trying to teach patrol officers to ask the right questions about IP addresses, Bitcoin and phone spoofing.


New York Bail Reform Set To Take Effect Jan. 1

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

New York's criminal justice overhaul takes effect Wednesday, limiting cash bail and forcing district attorneys to share evidence earlier. Police and prosecutors worry the system will favor defendants.


NPR Correspondent Looks Back At The Decade In Policing

Saturday, December 21, 2019

NPR correspondent Martin Kaste reflects on his reporting on law enforcement over the last decade.


Does New York City Need Gun Control?

Thursday, December 19, 2019

New York City has stricter gun laws than most other American cities — and lower rates of gun violence. But legal challenges could force the city to loosen its gun control. Will a rise in crime follow?


Doorbell Cameras Are Popular, But Should We Be Sharing The Videos Online?

Monday, December 02, 2019

Amazon's Ring doorbell cameras are popular — as is the Neighbors social platform. But are we ready for a society in which everyone shares videos of "suspicious people" with the internet — and police?


Cybercrime Booms As Scammers Hack Human Nature To Steal Billions

Monday, November 18, 2019

Cybercrime is ballooning as scammers learn to research their victims and fine-tune their psychological tricks.


The Language Of Cybercrime

Monday, November 18, 2019

Cybercriminals have learned to refine the language they use in scams, making scams harder to detect and more likely to fool potential victims.


'SIM-Swap' Scams Expose Risks Of Using Phones For Secondary I.D.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Security experts say our growing reliance on cell phones to help confirm our identity online is motivating "SIM-swap" scams to highjack our numbers.


How Hijacked Cellphone Numbers Can Be Security Risks

Friday, October 25, 2019

People have come to rely on cellphones to help confirm their identities online. Security experts say that's motivating scammers to try to hijack people's phone numbers.


What The Killing Of A Fort Worth Woman Says About Police Training

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The fatal shooting of Atatiana Jefferson in her home has renewed questions about why some police officers seem too quick to shoot, and why the issues continue, despite efforts to improve training.


During Call To Ukraine President, Trump Disparages A U.S. Ambassador

Thursday, September 26, 2019

When President Trump fired the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine this past spring, it was at the urging of conservative media. We reconstruct how and why she was called home.


Democratic Presidential Candidates Disagree On Mandatory Gun Buyback

Friday, September 13, 2019

Calls for a mandatory buyback of semi-automatic rifles during the Democratic presidential debate wasn't embraced by all candidates. It also raises questions about just how feasible such a move would be.


There's A Continued Uptick In Violent Crime, According To Federal Survey

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The federal government on Tuesday released the annual National Crime Victimization Survey. The 2018 data show a big jump in reports of sexual assault and rape.


Department Of Homeland Security Facing Lawsuit Over Use Of GPS Tracking Along Border

Friday, August 30, 2019

The Supreme Court says police need a warrant before tracking people with GPS — but that rule isn't being followed at the border. Privacy activists are suing the government to find out the extent.


Trump Visits El Paso In Aftermath Of Shooting That Left 22 Dead

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

President Trump visits El Paso, Texas, Wednesday to offer sympathy after 22 people were killed at a Walmart on Saturday. Local officials and others have asked the president not to come.


Debate Over Policing Free Speech Intensifies As 8chan Struggles To Stay Online

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

The future of Internet forum 8chan is in doubt after the El Paso shooter allegedly posted anti-immigrant manifesto there. It's the latest in a bitter debate over who gets to police free speech.


Police Continue To Investigate El Paso Shooting As Death Toll Rises To 22

Monday, August 05, 2019

Authorities in El Paso, Texas, say the death toll from Saturday's shooting increased to 22. Investigators there are trying to understand what happened.


24 Hours In Dayton And El Paso

Sunday, August 04, 2019

Two shootings hours apart in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas left 29 people dead and dozens injured.


Capital One Data Breach Exposes Over 100 Million Customers

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

An alleged hacker has been charged in connection with the breach. Authorities in Seattle say she is alleged to have hacked credit scores, balances, income information and social security numbers.


New Study Says White Police Officers Are Not More Likely To Shoot Minority Suspects

Friday, July 26, 2019

A new peer-reviewed study of fatal police shootings says that white officers are not more likely to shoot and kill minority suspects. Critics contend it doesn't address racial disparities by police.