Aaron Mak
Aaron Mak

Aaron Mak writes about technology for Slate. Follow him on Twitter.

The Industry
Aug. 15 2018 10:58 AMTwitter Suspends Alex Jones for Seven Days for Inciting Violence in a Tweet
Future Tense
Aug. 14 2018 12:28 PMCalifornia Agency Has Monitored Welfare Recipients Using License Plate Readers Since 2016
Future Tense
Aug. 10 2018 8:00 AMHow the QAnon Conspiracy Theory Went From the Fringes of the Internet to T-Shirts for Sale on Amazon
Future Tense
Aug. 7 2018 4:57 PMThe FCC Blamed a Cyberattack When Its Comment System Crashed Before Net Neutrality Repeal. The Real Culprit Was John Oliver.
The Industry
Aug. 6 2018 12:08 PMWells Fargo Says It Foreclosed on Hundreds of Homes After a Computer Glitch
The Slatest
Aug. 1 2018 7:31 PMAttorney Group Says Child Died Shortly After Release From ICE Detention Center
The Industry
July 30 2018 6:05 PMUber Is No Longer Trying to Make the Semi Truck of the Future
The Industry
July 27 2018 5:23 PMNew York Kicks Cable and Internet Provider Spectrum Out of the State
Future Tense
July 26 2018 1:11 PMAmazon’s Facial Recognition Tool Screwed Up, Matched 28 Members of Congress to Mug Shots
The Industry
July 24 2018 4:35 PMWhat We Know About Facebook’s Plan to Open an Office in China
Science
July 20 2018 5:55 AMThe Sierra Club Declared War on Scott Pruitt—and WonAn inside look at how the environmental group’s campaign against Pruitt ended up uncovering his wildest misconduct.
Future Tense
July 18 2018 4:17 PMThe Macedonian Fake News Racket Was Sketchier—Maybe a Lot Sketchier—Than We Initially Thought
Users
July 17 2018 3:33 PMCongress Live-Streamed Its Hearing on Social-Media Moderation, and the Comments Were Flooded With Racist Trolls
The Industry
July 16 2018 5:17 PMAmazon’s Website Is Not Having a Great Prime DayDon’t worry: It’s still selling stuff at a record pace.
Future Tense
July 13 2018 3:17 PMRussian Operatives Allegedly Funded Their Hacking With Bitcoin During the 2016 Campaign
Science
Aug. 14 2018 5:21 PMWildfires Consume Glacier National Park for the Second Year in a Row
Future Tense
Aug. 13 2018 2:24 PMThe Most Terrifying Things Hackers Showed They Could Do at This Year’s Def Con
The Industry
Aug. 8 2018 7:11 PMSean Hannity Got a Coveted Interview with Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Wasted It On a Bunch of Softball Questions
The Industry
Aug. 6 2018 7:46 PMFacebook Says It’s Not “Actively” Seeking Your Financial Data. Sure.
Science
Aug. 3 2018 6:28 PMStrong Winds This Weekend Could Make the California Wildfires Even Worse
Future Tense
July 31 2018 1:28 PMWhat to Make of Trump’s Tweet About 3D-Printed Guns
Users
July 30 2018 1:42 PMHow to Retrieve Your Contacts if You Lose Your Phone During an Emergency
The Slatest
July 27 2018 12:24 PMGeorgia Police Officers Fired for Using a Coin Flip App to Decide Whether to Arrest Someone
The Industry
July 25 2018 12:19 PMChina Quickly Reverses Decision to Allow Facebook to Open Office in the Country
The Industry
July 24 2018 10:50 AMHow an Employee Stole $492,000 in Amazon Gift Cards From an Online Survey Company
The Industry
July 18 2018 5:43 PMFacebook Announces New Policy Banning Misinformation That Leads to Violence
The Industry
July 18 2018 11:17 AMEU Hits Google with $5 Billion Fine for Breaking Antitrust Rules in Android Business
Future Tense
July 17 2018 2:17 PMThe Big Tech Companies’ Congressional Hearing Got Interesting When They Were Asked About Other Countries Abusing Their Platforms
The Industry
July 16 2018 3:14 PMEven Ajit Pai, Who Paved the Way for the Sinclair Merger, Now Thinks There’s Something Fishy About the Sinclair Merger
The Industry
July 10 2018 7:46 PMU.K. Gives Facebook Light Slap on the Wrist Over Cambridge Analytica ScandalThe maximum allowed fine isn’t much for a company printing money on personalized advertising.

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