Cyrus Farivar
Cyrus Farivar

Cyrus Farivar is a senior tech policy reporter at Ars Technica, and is also a radio producer and author. His latest book, Habeas Data, about the legal cases over the past 50 years that have had an outsize impact on surveillance and privacy law in America, is out now. He is based in Oakland, California.

Future Tense
May 11 2018 9:15 AMHow a Mugger Helped Create the NSA’s Post-9/11 Surveillance ProgramHis follow-up harassing phone calls to his victim have had stupendous ramifications for us all.
Explainer
Feb. 19 2008 5:36 PMHow To Steal a European PaintingWhy is art theft so common in Europe?
Technology
May 22 2007 12:14 PMCyberwar IWhat the attacks on Estonia have taught us about online combat.
Webhead
Aug. 1 2005 12:31 PMGreen-Collar CrimeHow I stopped an Internet sex hoax.
Technology
May 27 2011 12:31 PMMr. Ambassador, Meet President ZuckerbergFacebook is sending diplomats to foreign countries. Now foreign countries should send diplomats to Facebook.
Technology
Sept. 24 2007 1:51 PMStill Waiting for That $100 Laptop?The latest sign that Nicholas Negroponte's cheapo-computer scheme will never work.
Gizmos
Nov. 29 2005 3:31 PMWaiting for That $100 Laptop?Don't hold your breath.