California Governor Gavin Newsom announced his intentions to allocate more than 20 million to enforce Bill AB5 which will likely force companies like Uber to classify their workers as employees rather than contractors.
A security flaw allowed users of Queer Chart, a startup founded by Stanford students to link members of the campus queer community, to access users’ data.
According to Google, its quantum computer carried out in minutes a calculation that Google engineers believe would take a traditional computer 10,000 years to do.
Mark Zuckerberg — the CEO of Facebook who’s seen a fair share of controversy in the past year — said he’s ready to “go to the mat” in a legal battle and fight Warren’s efforts at breaking up the social media company.
Even though e-cigarette manufacturers often describe their products as intended to help long-term cigarette smokers quit the habit — and push back on allegations that they’ve marketed to teenagers — the rising prevalence of youth vaping and a spate of vaping-related illnesses have cast a negative light on the industry.
Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman and Stanford Law professor Barbara van Schewick agreed that net neutrality rules are beneficial to the public because they limit monopolistic behaviors by ISPs and encourage the free flow of information. According to the panelists, the public already recognizes the benefits of net neutrality, but politicians are slow to reflect public sentiment because of pressure from lobbying and campaign contributions.
To learn more about Stanford’s endowment, The Daily interviewed Robert Wallace, chief executive officer of the Stanford Management Company (SMC), which is responsible for managing the $28.7 billion dollar Merged Pool, the principal fund for investing the endowment.
Provost Persis Drell presented on the 2019-20 University budget plan at Thursday afternoon Faculty Senate meeting. She described the financial calculus behind the 2.1 percent endowment payout for the upcoming fiscal year and described Stanford’s financial priorities as reflected by the allocation of general funds.
In the Thursday’s Faculty Senate, Provost Persis Drell summarized the financial position of the University’s endowment and a controversial recent decision to turn down a request from the campus publishing house, Stanford University Press, for additional funds. The Senate later deliberated over the state of graduate student education and affordability.