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Cyrus Farivar

Cyrus Farivar is a reporter on the tech investigations unit of NBC News in San Francisco.

Cyrus Farivar is a reporter on the tech investigations unit of NBC News in San Francisco.

Latest from Cyrus Farivar

648d ago

Homeless in Silicon Valley's shadow get help, but 'sustainable' change is elusive

Andrea Urton, who grew up homeless in Los Angeles, has seen how little corporate interests  tend to care about helping the impoverished.
649d ago

In Silicon Valley, tiny homes are part of plan to end homelessness by 2025

Sixty-two people, including 40 children, are living in prefabricated tiny homes on land owned by Santa Clara County in California.
652d ago

Holmes didn't 'flee a sinking ship,' defense says in closing arguments

Elizabeth Holmes' fraud case headed to the jury Friday to decide the verdict of the former Theranos CEO. Lawyers had their last words in closing arguments.

Amazon worker deaths in tornados raise questions about tornado training and cellphone policy

After tornadoes killed six workers at an Amazon distribution center in Edwardsville, Illinois, some Amazon workers have raised concerns about how the company
657d ago

Recovery efforts begin after tornadoes rip through several states, killing dozens

At least 50 people are feared dead after tornadoes ripped through Kentucky, Governor Andy Beshear said Saturday. Arkansas, Tennessee and Illinois were also hit by severe weather.
660d ago

Holmes ends defense in Theranos fraud trial

After seven days, Elizabeth Holmes was her own final witness in her defense against federal fraud charges tied to her failed blood-testing startup as testimony
668d ago

Freedges, or 'free fridges,' continue to expand nationwide

The fridges provide free food that is available at any time with no questions asked. They've expanded across the country, in cities big and small.

Elizabeth Holmes admits whistleblower was right and reporter was ‘mishandled’

The government got its chance Tuesday to cross-examine Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes about allegations of fraud tied to the failed blood-testing startup.

Elizabeth Holmes testifies college rape, partner’s control fueled her drive at Theranos

Elizabeth Holmes testified Monday that being sexually assaulted while a student at Stanford drove her decision to drop out at 19 and devote herself to Theranos.

Elizabeth Holmes admits doctoring lab reports with pharma company logos

Theranos founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes returned to the witness stand Tuesday, confirming key aspects of the prosecutor’s allegations behind the 11