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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]
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]
7 Nov 2013, 7:43 am by Jon Brodkin
Cyrus Farivar Seven weeks ago, we wrote about how Verizon Wireless wasn't letting buyers of the Google Nexus 7 tablet connect the device to its LTE network. [read post]
26 Jul 2017, 4:00 am by Annalee Newitz
On our latest episode of Ars Technica Live, she tells Ars editors Annalee Newitz and Cyrus Farivar how that experience turned her into a whistleblower. [read post]
2 May 2014, 10:40 am by Cyrus Farivar
Cyrus Farivar SAN FRANCISCO—A San Diego lawyer has filed a motion to immediately put on hold last year’s lawsuit that Yelp filed against him. [read post]
22 Jun 2018, 2:31 am by Cyrus Farivar
(credit: Cyrus Farivar) Huston Huddleston, the Los Angeles man who years ago announced that he had "saved the bridge" of a discarded Enterprise-D touring set, has now pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child pornography. [read post]
30 Dec 2017, 9:30 am by Cyrus Farivar
Enlarge (credit: Cyrus Farivar) I’ve never read such a gripping book about spies that opens with the hopeful words: “This is a love story. [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]
8 Oct 2014, 3:30 pm by Cyrus Farivar
Cyrus Farivar PALO ALTO, CA—Speaking at the gym at the high school where he used to play basketball in the 1960s, Sen. [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]
13 Jun 2017, 1:12 pm by Cyrus Farivar
(credit: Cyrus Farivar) SAN FRANCISCO—Defense attorneys forcefully argued Tuesday before the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals that their client—a journalist convicted under an anti-hacking law last year—did not actually damage a media website that was briefly altered. [read post]
29 Jan 2017, 9:00 am by Cyrus Farivar
Enlarge (credit: Cyrus Farivar) For years, Ars has been examining how surveillance technology is used in practice in Oakland, California. [read post]
17 Sep 2018, 2:59 am by Walter Olson
$101 million in Texas could be biggest trucking damages award in history; crash victim had “told the responding police officer he was not injured and continued on with his journey” [John Kingston, FreightWaves] “Lawyers For Texas Counties In Opioid Cases May Not Have Valid Contracts” [Daniel Fisher, earlier on Texas scramble here, here, here, and especially here] Arbitration defended [Economics21] “Madden NFL 19 Jacksonville shooting victim sues Electronic Arts,… [read post]
7 Oct 2014, 7:34 pm by Cyrus Farivar
Cyrus Farivar OAKLAND, CA—Speaking over lunch last Friday, a Northern California man named Conal O'Rourke laid out what admittedly sounds like a crazy story: a year-long billing dispute over his home Comcast service that ultimately resulted in Comcast getting O'Rourke fired from his job at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) in nearby San Jose earlier this year. [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]
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]
9 Aug 2017, 5:40 am by Annalee Newitz
Join Ars Technica editors Annalee Newitz and Cyrus Farivar next Wednesday, 8/16, in conversation with Bracy at Ars Technica Live, at Eli's Mile High Club in Oakland. [read post]
16 Dec 2013, 6:00 pm by Cyrus Farivar
Cyrus Farivar MODESTO, CA—Speaking in his downtown office, Mayor Garrad Marsh told Ars that he has lots of questions for Redflex, one of the largest red light camera (RLC) operators in the United States. [read post]