Cyrus Farivar

Science, Tech & Environment

How police license plate readers can invade your privacy

License plate readers scan plate numbers and then cross-reference them with a “hot list” of plates of wanted or stolen vehicles. The problem is that only a small fraction of the plates are on the wanted list; the rest belong to non-criminal, law-abiding people – people whose movements the government could now conceivably track.

Global Politics

Iranian diplomat defects

In the past year, three Iranian diplomats have resigned in protest against the government, and have asked for asylum in Europe. The latest defection came today. Correspondent Cyrus Farivar reports.

Global Politics

I'mHalal: The Muslim search engine

In Islam, something that is haram is forbidden. The opposite of haram is halal, permissible. Now, a new Internet search engine is helping Muslims sort out the levels of what is forbidden, offering up clean search results, Cyrus Farivar has the story.

Global Politics

Online freedom in Iraq

Cyrus Farivar reports on Internet regulations in Iraq. Iraqis have had complete Internet freedom since the fall of Saddam Hussein's government. But a bill before the Iraqi parliament seeks to ban websites that advocate violence or violate social norms.

Global Politics

Iranian diplomat defects

In the past year, three Iranian diplomats have resigned in protest against the government, and have asked for asylum in Europe. The latest defection came today. Correspondent Cyrus Farivar reports.

Science, Tech & Environment

How police license plate readers can invade your privacy

License plate readers scan plate numbers and then cross-reference them with a “hot list” of plates of wanted or stolen vehicles. The problem is that only a small fraction of the plates are on the wanted list; the rest belong to non-criminal, law-abiding people – people whose movements the government could now conceivably track.

Science, Tech & Environment

How police license plate readers can invade your privacy

License plate readers scan plate numbers and then cross-reference them with a “hot list” of plates of wanted or stolen vehicles. The problem is that only a small fraction of the plates are on the wanted list; the rest belong to non-criminal, law-abiding people – people whose movements the government could now conceivably track.

Global Politics

Iranian diplomat defects

In the past year, three Iranian diplomats have resigned in protest against the government, and have asked for asylum in Europe. The latest defection came today. Correspondent Cyrus Farivar reports.

Science, Tech & Environment

How police license plate readers can invade your privacy

License plate readers scan plate numbers and then cross-reference them with a “hot list” of plates of wanted or stolen vehicles. The problem is that only a small fraction of the plates are on the wanted list; the rest belong to non-criminal, law-abiding people – people whose movements the government could now conceivably track.