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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]
6 Nov 2013, 3:30 pm by Cyrus Farivar
(Ars editor Cyrus Farivar has created an account under "cfarivar" for journalistic purposes, but owns no bitcoins and has no intention of making any purchases.) [read post]
23 Jun 2016, 4:04 pm by Annalee Newitz
(video link) In our third episode of Ars Technica Live, your intrepid hosts Annalee Newitz and Cyrus Farivar talked to journalist Sarah Jeong about online harassment. [read post]
30 Apr 2013, 5:43 am by Brian Wolfman
The press is weighing in on the decision, including this piece by Cyrus Farivar that argues that "[t]he unanimous decision is a significant setback to journalists and researchers who use the tool to gather information from public agencies. [read post]
12 Apr 2018, 2:34 pm by Alan J. Borsuk
That was the thrust of an “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” program Thursday in Eckstein Hall featuring Cyrus Farivar, author of a new book, Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech. [read post]
The NYPD may soon become the latest police department to begin paying private license plate tracking corporation Vigilant Solutions for access to the company’s nationwide location database, according to a report in the New York Daily News and documents unearthed by Ars Technica's Cyrus Farivar. [read post]
11 May 2016, 11:40 am by Annalee Newitz
., Oakland, California), each episode of Ars Technica Live is a speculative, informal conversation between your fine hosts Annalee Newitz and Cyrus Farivar and an invited guest. [read post]
15 Jun 2016, 10:25 am by Cyrus Farivar
(credit: Cyrus Farivar) Reporter Matthew Keys will not be going to federal prison today as he was scheduled to. [read post]
26 Jul 2015, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
One Oklahoma official used asset forfeiture to pay back his student loans, another lived rent-free in a confiscated house [Robby Soave, Reason] Per ACLU, Arizona has a one-way legal fee rule in forfeiture cases, with prevailing police allowed to collect from property owner but not vice versa [Jacob Sullum] From Michael Greve, some thoughts on prosecution for profit and where money from public fines should go [Liberty and Law] About the Benjamins: Philadelphia mayor-to-be cites revenue as… [read post]
24 Jan 2016, 10:17 am by Cyrus Farivar
(credit: Cyrus Farivar) Over the winter holidays, I took some well-needed time offline, away from e-mail and social media. [read post]
18 Oct 2017, 11:45 am by Cyrus Farivar
Enlarge (credit: Cyrus Farivar) On Wednesday, Amazon sent out another installment of payments relating to its “Apple eBooks Antitrust Settlement”—except this time, it was to settle related lawsuits brought by a group of state-level attorneys general. [read post]
8 Jun 2016, 11:24 am by Cyrus Farivar
(credit: Cyrus Farivar) UPDATE 3:54pm ET: In a text message to Ars, Keys said that his prison designation has been changed to the minimum security camp at Atwater, in Merced County, California. [read post]
12 May 2014, 5:35 pm by Cyrus Farivar
Cyrus Farivar Just days after HashFast’s CEO told Ars that his company was “as poor as church mice,” a group of five customers has filed an involuntary bankruptcy petition against the Bitcoin miner manufacturer-turned-chipmaker. [read post]
21 Sep 2014, 11:00 am by Cyrus Farivar
Cyrus Farivar RICHMOND, CA—Of all the places that have come up with a clever way to protest Yelp’s alleged aggressive advertising tactics, a small plucky Italian restaurant in a strip mall just northeast of San Francisco, is as unlikely as they come. [read post]
30 May 2018, 12:50 pm by Cyrus Farivar
(credit: Cyrus Farivar) Huston Huddleston, the man who gained some nerd cred in August 2012 after he "saved the bridge" of a discarded Enterprise-D touring set, has been arrested in Southern California on child pornography and other related felony charges. [read post]
16 Oct 2017, 4:08 pm by Cyrus Farivar
(credit: Cyrus Farivar) SAN FRANCISCO—Days after two leading members of the Congressional Black Caucus got Facebook to commit to hiring a black member to its board of directors, they again pressed major tech firms to diversify the hiring of executives and rank-and-file employees. [read post]