Martin Kaste

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U.S. Hospitals Fear Coronavirus Crunch

Friday, March 06, 2020

Most people with the coronavirus get only mild symptoms, but some need intensive care. If the wave of infections is big enough, the very sick patients could swamp hospital intensive care units.


After Coronavirus Deaths Near Seattle, Growing Concern About Illness In Nursing Homes

Monday, March 02, 2020

There is growing concern about vulnerability to illness in nursing homes after several residents of a nursing facility near Seattle died of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus disease.


Wash. Investigates More Possible Coronavirus Cases Amid Fears Of A Regional Outbreak

Sunday, March 01, 2020

The first U.S. death related to COVID-19 has been reported in Washington state. Officials are also investigating a reported case in a health worker and a possible outbreak in a nursing facility.


U.S. Sees 1st Coronavirus Death

Saturday, February 29, 2020

A man infected with coronavirus has died in Washington state, the first reported death from COVID-19 in the United States. Still, President Trump on Saturday said there was no reason to panic.


Trump Administration Targets Your 'Warrant-Proof' Encrypted Messages

Friday, February 21, 2020

Encryption is going mainstream, and some tech companies "throw away the key" so they can't decrypt messages even when police get a warrant. The government says that's taking privacy too far.


Warrant-Proof Encrypted Messages Targeted By Trump Administration

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

"End-to-end encryption" has gone mainstream, which means tech companies can't decrypt messages even when law enforcement has a warrant. The Trump administration says that's taking privacy too far.


New York Law Eliminating Cash Bail Draws Backlash From Prosecutors And Police

Monday, January 27, 2020

Backlash is building among police and prosecutors weeks after New York eliminated bail for most non-violent offenses. They say courts should be able to keep certain offenders in jail before trial.


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.