privacy http://kplu.org en Court To Lawyers: Not OK To Secretly Record Phone Calls As Evidence http://kplu.org/post/court-lawyers-not-ok-secretly-record-phone-calls-evidence <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Secretly-recorded phone calls are not protected under law even when done in the course of gathering evidence for a lawsuit, law firms were told in a </span><a href="http://www.courts.wa.gov/opinions/pdf/693000.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">state&nbsp;court ruling</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>The Court of Appeals case grew out of the surreptitious recording of a former executive with a technology-engineering firm by lawyers at the Seattle law firm of Davis Wright&nbsp;Tremaine.<img alt="Description: --break-&gt;" border="0" height="3" src="file://localhost/Users/martha/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems/msoclip/0/clip_image002.png" width="3" /></p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 12793 at http://kplu.org Court To Lawyers: Not OK To Secretly Record Phone Calls As Evidence Civilian drones prepare for takeoff in NW with sheriffs http://kplu.org/post/civilian-drones-prepare-takeoff-nw-sheriffs-0 <p>TACOMA, Wash. - Get ready to spot a new kind of &quot;bird&quot; in the sky. Within the next month, the Federal Aviation Administration is expected to green light the use of small unmanned aircraft by emergency services. Some sheriffs&#39; departments in the Northwest are showing interest in these aircraft.</p><p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:18:41 +0000 Tom Banse 4736 at http://kplu.org Civilian drones prepare for takeoff in NW with sheriffs Can capitalism keep Google from becoming evil? http://kplu.org/post/can-capitalism-keep-google-becoming-evil <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGghlPmebCY</p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 00:39:55 +0000 NPR Staff 3965 at http://kplu.org Can capitalism keep Google from becoming evil? Google's new privacy policy will allow tracking across services http://kplu.org/post/googles-new-privacy-policy-will-allow-tracking-across-services Yesterday afternoon Google announced it was making sweeping changes to its privacy policy beginning March 1. Users can't opt out, so Google is beginning to send notice to its users via email and even on its homepage.<p>The big change is that Google will now track you across its services. In other words, Google will now, for example, be able to pair information it collects on its email service with information it collects on its search service to really target its advertising. Wed, 25 Jan 2012 17:58:18 +0000 Eyder Peralta 3915 at http://kplu.org Starbucks need not "out" job applicants with pot busts http://kplu.org/post/starbucks-need-not-out-job-applicants-pot-busts <p>Starbucks Corporation isn&#39;t required to disclose the names of potential plaintiffs in a lawsuit accusing it of illegally requiring job applicants to reveal past marijuana convictions.</p><p>That&#39;s what a California appeals court ruled this week. The Seattle-based coffee giant was accused in a 2005 lawsuit of violating a mid-1970s California law that bars employers from asking job seekers about minor marijuana convictions that are more than two years old. Thu, 28 Apr 2011 18:42:00 +0000 Gary Crawford 1287 at http://kplu.org Starbucks need not "out" job applicants with pot busts