Communication breakdowns can be fatal for firefighters, but are all too easy when crews are shrouded in smoke and a blaze is moving fast. Florida, with its millions of acres of forest and grassland, has rolled out a new system that can pinpoint crews without relying on voice communication.
The breathtaking lack of women in the tech industry has a real effect on one of America's most important economic and innovation engines. Join our running conversation on the cultural changes at play and what to do about it.
Audie Cornish talks with reporter Craig Timberg about the airplane-based surveillance tech that he features in The Washington Post. The detailed photo series can capture huge areas of a city and allow law enforcement to track the movements of vehicles and people in an effort to solve crimes quickly. They also raise a lot of privacy concerns for some people.
The U.S. needs to start treating the Internet like electricity or railroads, law professor and author Susan Crawford says. "We can't create a level playing field for all Americans or indeed compete on the world stage without having some form of government involvement," she says.
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