Martin Kaste

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Experts Talk Best Practices For Facial Recognition Technology

Friday, May 17, 2019

San Francisco's move to ban facial recognition software has worried the industry, which would prefer regulation. But what should regulation look like? We talk to the experts on both sides.


San Francisco Is First U.S. City To Ban Facial Recognition Technology

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Police in San Francisco will be banned from using facial recognition, part of sweeping restrictions put on surveillance technology used by the city's agencies.


More Guns In Cars Mean More Guns Stolen From Cars

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Tennessee is caught in a vicious cycle: Fear of gun crime in traffic has caused more people to carry guns in their cars, which has created a new supply of stolen guns for criminals.


Defining What's Excessive In Police Property Seizures Remains Tricky

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

The Supreme Court ruled that seizing a $42,000 Land Rover was an "excessive fine" in a recent landmark decision on civil asset forfeiture. Future rulings will have to further define that term.


After Boeing Crashes, New Attention On The Potential Flaws Of Software

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Two Boeing 737 Max crashes are raising questions about whether the convenience of software has made it easier to miss the seriousness of possible flaws.


Investigators Probe Software's Role In Deadly Boeing 737 Max Crashes

Friday, March 22, 2019

The probe of two Boeing plane crashes is focused, for the moment, on software. We examine how software has become a common fix for problems with hardware across industries, and how it can go too far.


New Zealand Mosque Attacks Raise Questions About Internet's Role In Radicalization

Friday, March 15, 2019

The rambling document allegedly written by the attacker in New Zealand echoes the sarcasm and "trolling" of the internet. How much of his inspiration comes from internet politics in the U.S.?


Boeing Will Pause Delivery Of 737 Max Jets, But Continue To Build Them

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Boeing's 737 Max line has been grounded, making things tricky at the plant near Seattle. It's filled with undelivered 737s and it's not clear what will happen to them.


'Reasonableness' Standard For Police Is Under Pressure After High-Profile Shootings

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Police reformers say states should make it easier to bring criminal charges against police who commit "lawful, but awful" shootings. But police warn that such legislation may go too far.


House Passes Second Gun Background Check Bill In As Many Days

Thursday, February 28, 2019

The measure seeks to close the so-called "Charleston loophole" that allowed an avowed white supremacist to buy a gun he used to kill 9 people at Mother Emanuel AME in Charleston. S.C., in 2015.


House Votes To Heighten Background Checks For Gun Purchases

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The House is voting Wednesday and Thursday to "enhance" the background check system for gun purchases. One proposed fix is extra time for the checkers.


When Sheriffs Won't Enforce The Law

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Some sheriffs in Washington state say they won't enforce a new gun law. It's the latest example of sheriffs exercising what some regard as their duty to resist "government overreach."


Some Sheriffs In Rural Washington Refuse To Enforce New Gun Law

Thursday, February 21, 2019

By refusing to enforce the gun-control law, it's the latest example of sheriffs who claim they have a special duty to resist "bad" laws in the name of the people who elected them.


Bump Stocks Will Soon Be Illegal, But That's Not Stopping Sales

Monday, February 04, 2019

The federal ban on bump stocks announced in December takes effect March 26. Sellers and gun rights groups are taking advantage of that extra time to boost sales, despite the upcoming ban.


How The Government Shutdown Is Affecting The Federal Bureau Of Prisons

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Prisons are already understaffed, but employees there are considered essential and must work without pay as the federal government shutdown continues.


Trump Administration To Ban Bump Stocks, Similar Devices That Mimic Machine Guns

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Trump administration has concluded that bump stock devices, and those that are similar, mimic "machine guns" and are therefore illegal. The rule takes effect in 90 days, barring legal action.


Justice Department Bans Bump Stocks, Devices Used In Deadly Las Vegas Shooting

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

New regulations will bar the sale of the accessories that enable rifles to fire faster, and will require current owners to turn them in or destroy them.


Wolves Are Back In Germany, But Not Always Welcome

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Germany is seeing the return of wolf packs, and with them growing political tension over whether the animals pose too much of a threat.


America's Growing Cop Shortage

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

A hot job market and skepticism about law enforcement are making it harder for police departments across the country to replace officers who are retiring.


Shortage Of New Recruits Leads Police Departments To Poach From Other Cities

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Police departments are struggling to recruit enough new officers. Some are resorting to poaching, while others are reshaping the job itself to appeal to people who grew up in the shadow of Ferguson.