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6 Jun 2021, 8:58 pm by lennyesq
By Olivia Solon and Cyrus Farivar *** Pasco County’s approach to “intelligence-led” policing, developed over a decade, has drawn particular concern from civil liberties experts because of a data-sharing arrangement with the local school district, which was first reported by Tampa Bay Times. [read post]
23 Mar 2021, 10:25 am by Tom Smith
Ars Technica's Annalee Newitz and Cyrus Farivar met in front of a live audience at Longitude bar in Oakland, CA and spoke with Lee Cheng, Chief Legal Officer of Newegg, Inc. about how to fight patent trolls and the strange and ridiculous world of excessive patent litigation. [read post]
13 Feb 2021, 7:40 am by Timothy B. Lee
(credit: Cyrus Farivar) Google will pay $76 million over three years to 121 French news organizations to comply with a new French law requiring Google to pay when it uses "snippets" from news articles, Reuters reports. [read post]
20 Oct 2020, 10:30 am by Jason Kelley
    Cindy was followed by our keynote speaker, longtime friend of EFF, author, and one of the top reporters researching all things tech, Cyrus Farivar. [read post]
25 Sep 2020, 4:03 pm by INFORRM
 This year’s keynote speaker is Cyrus Farivar, investigative tech reporter at NBC News. [read post]
14 Sep 2020, 9:49 am by Rebecca Jeschke
The keynote speaker for this year’s ceremony will be Cyrus Farivar, a longtime technology investigative reporter, author, and radio producer. [read post]
28 May 2020, 8:26 pm by Nassiri Law
Additional Resources: Uber and Lyft face landmark lawsuit over gig worker classification, May 5, 2020, By Cyrus Farivar and Olivia Solon, NBC News The post California Employee Misclassification at Issue in State’s Uber, Lyft Lawsuit appeared first on Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog. [read post]
3 Dec 2019, 10:00 am by Kate Cox
(credit: Cyrus Farivar) Four former employees who say Google fired them in retaliation for their efforts to organize co-workers are planning legal action against the company. [read post]
13 Nov 2019, 5:38 am by Timothy B. Lee
(credit: Cyrus Farivar) Google has fired a staffer who allegedly leaked the names of Google employees and their personal details to the news media, Ryan Gallagher reports in a scoop for Bloomberg News. [read post]
30 Sep 2019, 2:58 am by Walter Olson
Though ruled unconstitutional a half century ago, Louisiana’s criminal defamation law has remained on the books and could still cause you grief, especially if a sheriff’s office thinks you’ve defamed it [Sara Pagones and Katie Moore, NOLA.com] Certiorari petition filed asking Supreme Court to stop climatologist Michael Mann’s lawsuit against National Review [NR, earlier] Latest sassy response to a cease-and-desist demand (language) [Mike Masnick, TechDirt; “Diamond… [read post]
4 Mar 2019, 2:20 pm by Timothy B. Lee
(credit: Cyrus Farivar) Google has given raises to thousands of men after an analysis of Google's pay structure found that the company would otherwise be underpaying those men relative to their peers, The New York Times reports. [read post]
22 Feb 2019, 8:51 am by Timothy B. Lee
(credit: Cyrus Farivar) Google is dropping forced arbitration requirements for its employees, the company announced on Thursday. [read post]
24 Jan 2019, 1:26 pm by Cyrus Farivar
(credit: Cyrus Farivar) Newly revealed filings to the National Labor Relations Board show that attorneys for Google have been lobbying the agency to undo an earlier decision that required companies to let employees organize on the company's own email systems. [read post]
21 Jan 2019, 9:26 am by Cyrus Farivar
(credit: Cyrus Farivar) Google has been fined €50 million (~$57 million) by French regulators, the first major penalty under a sweeping new European Union privacy law known as GDPR, which took effect last year. [read post]
11 Jan 2019, 5:41 am by Cyrus Farivar
" (credit: Cyrus Farivar) Alphabet's board of directors was sued twice in California state court on Thursday by different investors making largely the same claim: that the company breached its fiduciary duty when it allowed alleged rampant sexual misconduct by top male executives to persist. [read post]
7 Jan 2019, 8:34 pm by Howard Bashman
Cyrus Farivar of Ars Technica has a report headlined “Court: Politicians who block citizens on social media violate 1st Amendment; 4th Circuit: County official’s Facebook page is a public forum, must accept all. [read post]
3 Jan 2019, 10:08 am by Annalee Newitz
Soltani will be in conversation with Ars Technica editors Cyrus Farivar and Annalee Newitz. [read post]
7 Dec 2018, 5:08 am by Walter Olson
[Evan Tager and Matthew Waring, WLF] California lawyers sue electric scooter companies and manufacturers after users run into pedestrians on street, park improperly in handicapped spaces, and leave them in places where they can be tripped over [Cyrus Farivar, ArsTechnica] Defendants obtain fees and costs in suit against siren maker over firefighter hearing loss [Stephen McConnell, Drug and Device Law] Some safety advocates’ flip-flops on autonomous vehicle legislation in… [read post]
8 Nov 2018, 10:01 pm by Doug Austin
As discussed in Ars Technica (Feds took woman’s iPhone at border, she sued, now they agree to delete data, written by Cyrus Farivar), in the case Lazoja v. [read post]
8 Nov 2018, 9:45 am by Cyrus Farivar
(credit: Cyrus Farivar) Just a week after thousands of Google employees worldwide protested the company’s inadequate response to sexual harassment, CEO Sundar Pichai announced that the company would agree to the first of the organizers’ demands: ending mandatory arbitration in sexual harassment cases. [read post]