April Glaser
April Glaser

April Glaser is a Slate technology writer. Follow her on Twitter.

If Then
Nov. 8 2017 11:25 AMWhat if Social Media’s Ugliest Problems Can’t Be Solved?An expert on trolls and hate speech says there’s no easy fix for online harassment.
Technology
Nov. 7 2017 8:06 AMApple’s Most Innovative ProductIt might be its tax-avoidance scheme.
Future Tense
Nov. 3 2017 7:02 PMPayPal Didn’t Take Down a Russian Troll’s Donation Page Until We Asked About It
Future Tense
Nov. 2 2017 5:18 PM“We Never Saw This Coming”Antonio García Martínez, Facebook’s former ads manager, says the company couldn’t imagine its tools would ever be used to meddle in an election.
Future Tense
Nov. 1 2017 10:05 AMFacebook and Google Are Too Big to Stop Election Meddling on Their Own
Technology
Oct. 31 2017 10:20 AMUber Might Make More Money This Year Selling Real Estate in Oakland Than Actually Selling RidesA parable for our times.
Future Tense
Oct. 26 2017 2:51 PMTwitter Has Banned Advertising From RT and Sputnik. This Will Backfire.
Future Tense
Oct. 25 2017 1:27 PMTwitter Says “Trust Us” With Its New Rules for Ads. That’s Not Possible.
Technology
Oct. 23 2017 5:18 PMNew Job: Self-Reflection and ChangeMen in venture capital who lost their positions for alleged sexual harassment are joking about it on LinkedIn.
Technology
Oct. 19 2017 2:28 PMNo Hipster Antitrust at the FTCTrump’s pick to lead the agency looks unlikely to scrutinize the growing power of Big Tech.
Technology
Oct. 17 2017 1:40 PMPoliticians Are Addicted to Big Data Like It’s Campaign CashIt’s one reason they’ll never crack down on Facebook and Google’s data collection.
Technology
Oct. 12 2017 5:07 PMNot Our MessFacebook is feeling the pressure over its misinformation problem. It seems to want to do as little cleanup as possible.
Future Tense
Oct. 11 2017 3:35 PMThe Justice Department Just Reignited Its Fight With Apple Over iPhone Encryption
Technology
Oct. 7 2017 2:33 PMGoogle’s Sister Company Wants to Fly Its Massive Balloons Over Puerto Rico to Restore InternetMore than 80 percent of people on the island don’t have access to wireless cell service.
Future Tense
Oct. 5 2017 8:40 PMAnother NSA Contractor Stole Documents. Now the Russians Have More U.S. Hacking Tools.
Technology
Nov. 7 2017 3:11 PMRussian Trolls Are Still Co-Opting Black Organizers’ EventsFacebook banned them. That didn’t stop their mischief.
Future Tense
Nov. 5 2017 11:14 PMYouTube’s Top Search Results for the Texas Shooting Were Littered With Unverified Right-Wing Reports
Future Tense
Nov. 3 2017 11:21 AMRussia’s Election Meddling Targeted Activists and People of Color, Too
If Then
Nov. 2 2017 5:18 PMTrash Moths to the Trash FlameIf Then on the hearings on Facebook and Russian meddling, and an interview with Antonio García Martínez.
Technology
Oct. 31 2017 12:39 PMWhat Did Silicon Valley Know?Congressional hearings are the last place Facebook, Twitter, and Google want to be this week. Here’s what we could we learn about Russia’s electoral meddling.
Future Tense
Oct. 30 2017 3:08 PMThe Trump Campaign Adviser Who Pleaded Guilty Was Very Bad at Facebook
Technology
Oct. 25 2017 6:34 PMScoble Isn’t SorryThe famous tech blogger just showed us everything you shouldn’t do when you’re accused of sexual assault.
Technology
Oct. 24 2017 5:51 PMWho Trained Your A.I.?Artificial intelligence systems are only as good as the data used to teach them. A lot of that data is old and biased—and quietly shaping our future.
Future Tense
Oct. 19 2017 5:48 PMGoogle and Facebook Helped Campaigns Confuse Voters, Stoke Bigotry Before the Election
Future Tense
Oct. 17 2017 6:20 PMShould Political Ads on Facebook Include Disclaimers?The FEC wants your opinion.
Future Tense
Oct. 12 2017 9:37 PMThe Strangest Incident of Russian Meddling in 2016 Involved Black Lives Matter and Pókemon Go
Future Tense
Oct. 11 2017 6:42 PMCongress Is Investigating Trump Campaign’s Voter Targeting Firm as Part of the Russia Probe
Future Tense
Oct. 11 2017 11:41 AMWhat Was Russia Up To?Here’s what we know about how Russia tried to use Facebook, Google, and Twitter to sway the 2016 election.
Future Tense
Oct. 6 2017 8:35 PMPotential Lawsuit Could Reveal How Trump Targeted Voters on Facebook and If There’s Any Connection to Russia
Future Tense
Oct. 5 2017 2:55 PMGoogle’s Home Speakers Are Engineered to Lock You Into Google’s Empire

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