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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

Richest Americans pay almost no income taxes, report finds

A report from ProPublica illustrated how wealthy people in the U.S. are able to avoid income taxes by keeping the bulk of their wealth in investments that have little or no taxes.
5d ago

Urban tunnels by Musk's Boring Co. draw industry skepticism

Tunnel engineering experts are skeptical that the Boring Co.’s plans work as imagined.
7d ago

Predictive policing strategies for children face pushback

“They basically built this system as a justification to chase the bad kids out of town," said one expert.
11d ago

Inside Citizen: The public safety app pushing surveillance boundaries

The smartphone app Citizen describes itself in simple terms: a safety network that sends alerts about nearby incidents including crime.
11d ago

Inside Citizen: The public safety app pushing surveillance boundaries

Citizen, a startup in search of growth and revenue, has explored strategies that have made it the subject of criticism. "It fuels public insanity and fear," one former employee said.

Venture capitalists spar over Biden plan to raise their taxes

“It’s time to pay up,” one venture capitalist said.

Gig workers fear carjacking, other violence amid spike in crimes

Many gig drivers carry stun guns, firearms and even wasp spray to fend off would-be attackers.

Leaded gas was phased out 25 years ago. Why are these planes still using toxic fuel?

Piston-engine aircraft remain the single largest source of highly toxic airborne lead.

Fired, interrogated, disciplined: Amazon warehouse organizers allege year of retaliation

The number of charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board accusing Amazon of interfering with workers’ right to organize more than tripled during the pandemic.
76d ago

DoorDash pushes back against delivery fee caps with new added charges

NBC News discovered 68 jurisdictions that imposed food delivery caps; DoorDash tacked on additional fees in 57 of them.
77d ago

DoorDash pushes back against fee delivery commissions with new charges

NBC News discovered 68 jurisdictions that imposed food delivery caps; DoorDash tacked on additional fees in 57 of them.