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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

5d ago

Other than prison, electronic monitoring is 'the most restrictive form' of control, research finds

“This is a form of incarceration that happens outside of prison walls,” said one expert.
12d 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.

20 years after 9/11, 'fusion centers' have done little to combat terrorism

Critics say billions of taxpayer dollars have been spent with little to show for it.
18d ago

As schools return to in-person learning, demand for online tutoring remains high

During the pandemic, Jasmine Thorn found herself struggling with the online instruction offered by her kids’ schools.

Theranos was running out of money — so Elizabeth Holmes 'lied,' prosecution says at trial

"This is a case about fraud, about lying and cheating to get money," prosecutors said in their opening arguments.
31d ago

Afghanistan is ‘weeks to months’ from economic collapse, experts say

<p>Afghanistan’s economy is headed toward collapse without swift action from the international community, experts have warned. </p><p>The country’s cash-based
38d ago

Some Taliban websites go offline amid broader tech crackdown

Five websites operated by the Taliban went offline Friday, as many tech companies move to limit the group’s digital reach following their takeover of Kabul.
39d ago

Blue-collar workers at Silicon Valley companies hope for better future

As tech companies continue to delay return to offices, some service workers hope for a full return in the coming months.

Afghanistan braces for even greater financial disaster

“It’s going to be hard until the situation stabilizes,” said one expert.
54d ago

Privacy and efficacy concerns remain for New York's vaccine passport apps

“People are going with something that is completely unproven and potentially harmful,” said one privacy expert.
61d ago

White House touts broadband part of new infrastructure deal

"It will deliver high speed internet to every American," President Joe Biden said Wednesday.