Cyrus Farivar

Cyrus Farivar


"suh-ROOS" / Investigative Tech Reporter, @nbcnews / ex-@arstechnica / cyrus.farivar@nbcuni.com / +1-646-872-5369 (Signal/WhatsApp) / Author, HABEAS DATA (2018)

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Wow. Alameda Co, CA had 81 percent turnout in the November election.

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Hi @C_C_Krebs : If you need tips on rides in DC, I rec you check in with @pedalshift . If you find yourself out here in the Bay Area, ever, give me a shout?

Am I the only person still using Twitter nearly exclusively on desktop? If so, appears that I can’t use Fleets.

I was on a podcast: Habeas Data: Privacy Vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech, With Cyrus Farivar - Ep. 105

TIL: San Francisco's two publications that serve its well-heeled communities, the NOB HILL GAZETTE and GENTRY MAGAZINE merged in September 2020.

Is it possible that the president is talking about SETTLERS OF CATAN?

Rudy Giuliani butt-dials NBC reporter, heard discussing need for cash and trashing Bidens (by @richschapiro , Oct 2019)

Put another way, that’s the population equivalent of Lubbock, TX. Or, half a Sacramento, CA. Gone.

@CAPublicHealth : "Therefore, as the State Public Health Officer, I am issuing a Limited Stay at Home order…with members of other households cease between 10:00pm PST and 5:00am PST."

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A sitting member of the Washington state legislature has been formally accused of domestic terrorism. I genuinely don’t understand how this isn’t bigger news.

Vint Cerf, the co-creator of the TCP/IP protocol, and essentially one of the inventors of the Internet, and possibly the nicest person ever, has contracted COVID-19.

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Since I began at about 2 mo ago, a substantial portion of my time has been taken up working on this story, with . The result: "Mark Zuckerberg leveraged Facebook user data to fight rivals and help friends, leaked documents show"

A friend in Berkeley has been making and passing these out.

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. publishes this statement below all election stories since MacronLeaks hack. I translated it.

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If you read nothing else today, read Elon Musk’s discourse on the nature of truth itself. (h/t @tripp_martin )

US District Judge Ann Donnelly has just denied bail for R. Kelly. Per @EDNYnews , she said "proposed home detention would not be sufficient to deter obstruction or witness intimidation." Here’s DOJ’s motion from earlier today asking judge to deny bail.

Unreleased White House report shows coronavirus rates spiking in heartland communities (by @jonallendc , @PhilMcCausland_ , an @cfarivar  )

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"Since 1973, American productivity has increased by 77 percent, while hourly pay has grown by only 12 percent. If the federal minimum wage tracked productivity, it would be more than $20 an hour, not today’s poverty wage of $7.25.”

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