High-tech http://kplu.org en Seattle looking into surveillance tech. to tamp down gun violence http://kplu.org/post/seattle-looking-surveillance-tech-tamp-down-gun-violence <p><em>(Updated with audio story, attached.)</em></p><p>Seattle has had it with the flare of gunfire lighting up its streets &ndash; and that&rsquo;s driving city leaders to pull out the stops to find solutions.</p><p>More aggressive search and seizures, stiffer local gun laws, increased police patrols, video cameras and now a technology that registers where a gun is fired in the city and notifies police seconds after the shooting &ndash; these are some of the tools Seattle officials are looking at to tamp down the violence.</p><p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 23:00:35 +0000 Jake Ellison & Paula Wissel 5168 at http://kplu.org Seattle looking into surveillance tech. to tamp down gun violence Is it time for you to go on an 'information diet'? http://kplu.org/post/it-time-you-go-information-diet We're used to thinking of "obesity" in physical terms — unhealthful weight that clogs our arteries and strains our hearts. But there's also an obesity of information that clogs our eyes and our minds and our inboxes: unhealthful information deep-fried in our own preconceptions.<p>In <em>The Information Diet, </em>open-source-Internet activist Clay Johnson makes the case for more "conscious consumption" of news and information. Sun, 15 Jan 2012 00:35:59 +0000 NPR Staff 3733 at http://kplu.org Is it time for you to go on an 'information diet'?