Support independent, student-run journalism.

Your support helps give staff members from all backgrounds the opportunity to conduct meaningful reporting on important issues at Stanford. All contributions are tax-deductible.

The smartest kids in the room

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.

Retraction notice

The Daily has chosen to retract this article because the information it detailed was off-the-record and part of a private small discussion. The Daily did not indicate that it would be recording or reporting at the event and did not ask sources for quotes on-the-record. We regret this error.

President Obama talks inclusive entrepreneurship, moderates panel with Mark Zuckerberg

“[Stanford] is the place that made nerd cool,” said President Barack Obama when he spoke at Stanford on Friday morning as part of the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). Obama highlighted diversity and accessibility in entrepreneurship in his address.

Following his speech, the president moderated a discussion with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and three young entrepreneurs from around the world.

Privacy is (not) dead

Against this backdrop, the main contribution of Eggers’ – alongside many others’ – to the privacy debate does not reside in their having anything new to say about privacy. In fact, little is new. They are merely asking that we take pause, to linger over what it means to surrender shreds of our personal life. They ask a question with no easy answer: what is gained and what is lost? Whatever that answer may be, it is hardly time yet to ‘get over it’, as Zuckerberg would have us do. Not now, and probably not ever.