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This is not what a Stanford education is supposed to look like, I remember thinking. It was only my third week at the University when my entire freshman dorm had marched off to the annual Fall Career Fair held in White Plaza. I wandered through its rows aimlessly, unsure of what I, without a single grade on my transcript, was meant to offer the nicely dressed recruiters, waiting eagerly for me behind their well decorated booths. The thought of my summer internship or first job had barely crossed my mind; as for me, school had just barely begun.
Last April, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat, sweating, before a Congressional panel. Under scrutiny was how a British political consulting firm had gained access to the private data of more than 50 million Facebook users while, in the meantime, Russian operatives leveraged the platform as a tool to interfere in the election of a U.S. president.
As a parody on a passage in the “Good Book”, “What profit a man when he gaineth access to social media but loses his privacy?”
Deactivating Facebook leads to lower online activity, reduced knowledge of current events and a small bump in subjective wellness, a Stanford and New York University study found.
During Wednesday’s 90-minute talk, the documentary producers discussed navigating non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and the Silicon Valley practice of “blacklisting” employees who spoke out against their employer.
After a decade of rapid growth, the median home price in the historically low-income city of East Palo Alto is expected to reach $1 million in the coming year, intensifying local concerns about gentrification and displacement as California faces a statewide housing crisis.
Stanford has been ranked number one on digital currency news site CoinDesk’s first list of the top 10 “blockchain universities and colleges” in the United States.