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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Almost 90 percent of the people eating non-meat burgers are not vegetarian or vegan

First Microsoft says it will roll out CCPA as a national standard, now @Strava . Who else?

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Hi @HelloTech  : I’m urgently trying to reach someone from your company. Who is your spox? My email/phone are in profile. Thanks!

For years, NYPD denied illegally saving kids’ fingerprints. Now it vows to destroy the data.

Hey Infosec Twitter: who’s the best person (industry, academia) to speak generally on cloud storage, and specifically, security of cloud storage? cc @ncweaver  @thepacketrat  @alexstamos  @mattblaze 

Jeffrey Dahmer’s FBI files offer glimpses of what was inside the mind of the serial killer

TIL: The Alameda County Treasure-Tax Collector now has a blog. For some bizarre reason, you have to click the link to a separate PDF to read it, tho! ?

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THESE ARE ALL GOOD QUESTIONS, PROFESSOR.

Highlight of my week was having my chatter selected for this week’s @SlateGabfest ! Can’t wait to see you guys in Oakland soon! “Cyrus, constant sender of really good listener chatters…” - @davidplotz 

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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"

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.

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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"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.”

Oped: I have served in the Air Force and in Congress. People still tell me to ‘go back’ to China. (by @tedlieu )

US District Judge Chhabria will allow a Cambridge Analytica-related case to go ahead, slapping down Facebook’s efforts to get it dismissed.

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City of San Francisco has just sued @realDonaldTrump  @POTUS  in federal court over sanctuary city issue.

The Nervous Civil Servant’s Guide to Defying an Illegal Order

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