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Martin Kaste

Correspondent, National Desk, Seattle

Martin Kaste is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk. He covers law enforcement and privacy. He has been focused on police and use of force since before the 2014 protests in Ferguson, and that coverage led to the creation of NPR's Criminal Justice Collaborative.

In addition to criminal justice reporting, Kaste has contributed to NPR News coverage of major world events, including the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and the 2011 uprising in Libya.

Kaste has reported on the government's warrant-less wiretapping practices as well as the data collection and analysis that go on behind the scenes in social media and other new media. His privacy reporting was cited in the U.S. Supreme Court's 2012 United States v. Jones ruling concerning GPS tracking.

Before moving to the West Coast, Kaste spent five years as NPR's reporter in South America. He covered the drug wars in Colombia, the financial meltdown in Argentina, the rise of Brazilian president Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, and the fall of Haiti's president Jean Bertrand Aristide. Throughout this assignment, Kaste covered the overthrow of five presidents in five years.

Prior to joining NPR in 2000, Kaste was a political reporter for Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul for seven years.

Kaste is a graduate of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.

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Nick Selby and NYPD officer Luis Sayan interview a retired New York City teacher who lost more than $300,000 to online scammers posing as Chinese police. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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

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New York Bail Reform Set To Take Effect Jan. 1

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New York police Sgt. Damon Martin in the 75th Precinct field intelligence office, where the walls are covered with photos of seized illegal guns. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Does New York City Need Gun Control?

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

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Cybercrime Booms As Scammers Hack Human Nature To Steal Billions

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The Language Of Cybercrime

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After regaining control of his number, Gregg Bennett says he received this automatic text message from the AT&T store in Boston that he believes was used by the SIM-swappers. Martin Kaste/Gregg Bennett hide caption

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

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How Hijacked Cellphone Numbers Can Be Security Risks

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

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

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Democratic Presidential Candidates Disagree On Mandatory Gun Buyback

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

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

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

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