Ananya Karthik discusses the importance of algorithmic hygiene in creating an inclusive digital future.
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Adrian Liu critiques Facebook's privacy practices, reflecting on whether or not the general thesis held by privacy scholars that often informs consent — the idea that privacy involves transparency and choice — is a viable privacy model for internet platforms.
On June 18, Facebook formally announced plans to build Libra, a cryptocurrency available to Facebook users around the world, in partnership with high-profile companies like Visa, Stripe, PayPal, Uber, and Lyft.
According to Fiesler, the “I am just an engineer” problem is caused by the common way computer science is taught, which treats ethics as its own specialization. She thinks ethics should be taught as part of the technical practice, rather than in its own class as is done at Stanford.
What if we instead considered: how should we think about privacy standards, and by such standards, how did Facebook fare? What we find, I will argue, is that Facebook used a notion of privacy tailored to its own practices, and one out of line with our considered intuitions on what it should mean to protect privacy.
There is one dimension in which Stanford has largely neglected to do work to foster inclusivity in the computer science departments. Stanford students who are not from marginalized backgrounds are often never made to confront the ways that they unintentionally make spaces unwelcome for students from marginalized backgrounds in tech.
“Complexity Theory” is a series on ethics and technology, a collaboration between Stanford students with a range of backgrounds but a shared worry. We aim to shine more light on the apparent intractabilities, the technical subtleties, and the real difficulties of technology ethics.
The possibility of hypersonic flight -- offering endless potential in air and space travel but also posing numerous engineering challenges -- recently became the domain of Stanford engineers. The Stanford Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program (PSAAP) received a five-year $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to investigate the subject virtually.
Four Stanford professors are among 173 artists, scholars and scientists awarded prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships this year.
In this edition of Glam Grads, The Daily talked with Josh Alman, a Ph.D. student in theoretical computer science.
The naked truth is that finstas have evolved as a way to show vulnerability and to showcase a different side of you that people might not generally know about. This is not always conducive to growth. Journaling, on the other hand, has all the benefits of vulnerability with less toxicity.
Not all students hate Stanford’s Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR), but they generally agree that other students hate it. There’s a rhetoric around PWR: a word-of-mouth opinion spread around campus about the two-quarter sequence that nearly all Stanford students take in their first and second years.
“You’re a banana.” “Wait, what?” “Yeah, you’re yellow on the outside, white on the inside … It’s a compliment,” my friend clarifies during our side conversation in class. “If it’s a compliment, then why did it leave me with such a heart-sinking aftertaste?” I wondered as I pushed laughter through the lump in my throat…
Carmen Maria Machado’s debut collection of short stories, “Her Body and Other Parties,” oscillates between the horrifying and humorous, the fantastical and psychologically troubling, the uncanny and original. All eight stories feature women on the verge of becoming “madwomen in the attic,” challenging genre archetypes and traditional notions of femininity with inspiration from fairy tales,…
Please note that this article is the second part of a three-part series. Trump’s presidency seems to have triggered a rhetorical arms race, in which extreme rhetoric is countered by even more extreme rhetoric. In this era of popular outrage, our anxieties are enough to justify inference from the specific to the general: some immigrants commit…
A recent Stanford research report provides new details on the workings of Parkinson’s disease that may carry implications for future treatment as well as for other similar ailments.
If there’s anything that captures the zeitgeist of modernity, it’s definitely the memes. Browsing on Tumblr, an incredibly credible source of contemporary sardonic and graphics-laden critique, two memes created in 2016 proffered a rather apt take on academia: The first, “Me, An Intellectual,” according to the de facto meme repository of the internet, Know Your…
Omer Reingold joins Stanford’s computer science department, taking over instruction of CS154: “Complexity and Automata Theory” as the newest addition to the theory group.
A group of students will travel to Paris at the end of the month to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference (the 21st Conference of the Parties or COP21). The students are taking a course called “International Climate Negotiations: Unpacking the Road to Paris,” specifically designed to teach students about the issues involved with the conference and to prepare for the trip. Enrollment in the course was by application.
Last Wednesday was the 205th birthday of Charles Darwin. February 12 isn’t a date I usually take particular note of. But this year, Darwin’s work on evolution happened to be at the forefront of my mind, due in part to the debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham a week prior. Taking on what’s become…
The Daily sat down with Dey to discuss his career, time at Stanford to date and plans for the future.
Jack Cackler explores the modern research in teleportation, and its implications for the future.
This week, Shelley Gao weighs the benefits and drawbacks of investing in interdisciplinary programs.