Monday, September 23


Presidential candidate Jeb Bush pledged to end net neutrality if elected. He argued that treating the internet as a public utility prevents providers from focusing on enhancing consumers’ experiences and making investments, endangering some networks’ viability. (Creative Commons by Michael Vadon via Flickr)

Ara Shirinian: It’s time to stop being neutral about net neutrality

Right now, the future of the Internet is being debated in a federal court and almost no one is talking about it. Last year, I wrote about the Federal Communications Commission’s policies reclassifying Internet service providers (ISPs) as common carriers in accordance with Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. Read more...

Photo: Presidential candidate Jeb Bush pledged to end net neutrality if elected. He argued that treating the internet as a public utility prevents providers from focusing on enhancing consumers’ experiences and making investments, endangering some networks’ viability. (Creative Commons by Michael Vadon via Flickr)

Presidential candidate Jeb Bush pledged to end net neutrality if elected. He argued that treating the internet as a public utility prevents providers from focusing on enhancing consumers’ experiences and making investments, endangering some networks’ viability. (Creative Commons by Michael Vadon via Flickr)


Enrollment issues were on a whole other level in 1978. (Daily Bruin archives)

Throwback Thursday, Week 5: Class conflicts

Enrollment is terrible, it’s always been terrible, it always will be terrible. On Monday, just before the winter class catalog was released and less than a week before students received their enrollment appointments, the administration announced that Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate test credits will no longer count toward advancing students’ enrollment priorities. Read more...

Photo: Enrollment issues were on a whole other level in 1978. (Daily Bruin archives)

Enrollment issues were on a whole other level in 1978. (Daily Bruin archives)

(Maggie Zheng/Daily Bruin)

Ara Shirinian: UC should make transparency reports mandatory across all campuses

The University of California has a transparency problem. Thanks to UC Berkeley, that’s about to change. Berkeley became the first school in the country earlier this year to release a transparency report disclosing the number of government requests for the data of students, faculty and staff that use the school’s electronic communication tools. Read more...

Photo: (Maggie Zheng/Daily Bruin)

(Maggie Zheng/Daily Bruin)

A Chicago taxi driver protests the laxer standards Uber and other ride-sharing company drivers are held to, implying that the lack of equal regulation is a threat to public safety. (Creative Commons by Scott L via Flickr)

Ara Shirinian: Government must regulate technology market to ensure social progress

If you are reading this, chances are you’re viewing it online through a smartphone, tablet, or computer (or watch). No big deal. Except that it is. Read more...

Photo: A Chicago taxi driver protests the laxer standards Uber and other ride-sharing company drivers are held to, implying that the lack of equal regulation is a threat to public safety. (Creative Commons by Scott L via Flickr)

A Chicago taxi driver protests the laxer standards Uber and other ride-sharing company drivers are held to, implying that the lack of equal regulation is a threat to public safety. (Creative Commons by Scott L via Flickr)