April Glaser
April Glaser

April Glaser is a Slate technology writer.

The Industry
May 7 2018 8:11 PMThe Cambridge Analytica Scandal Is Over and Nothing Has ChangedThe use case that began this mess—voter targeting—is nearly as ripe for manipulation as it always was.
Future Tense
May 3 2018 4:55 PMCould the Feds Have Intercepted Michael Cohen’s Text Messages?Yup.
The Industry
May 2 2018 6:43 PMFacebook’s Big Showcase Wasn’t for YouAfter Cambridge Analytica, the company used its F8 conference to reassure app developers that it still loves them.
Future Tense
April 27 2018 4:10 PMAfter BackpageThe feds shuttered the website for facilitating sex trafficking—but it also gave sex workers a home off the streets. Thanks to a new law, that may be the only place for some of them to go.
Future Tense
April 24 2018 1:02 PMThere’s a New Bill to Regulate Facebook and Google’s Data Collection
The Industry
April 19 2018 3:53 PMFacebook Already Has Our Data. Can It Use It to Combat Racism?A conversation with the founder of Data for Black Lives.
If Then
April 12 2018 8:12 PMWhat Mark Zuckerberg Didn’t Want to ShareFacebook’s CEO played dumb with Congress. It could come back to bite him.
The Industry
April 11 2018 11:57 AMThe Congressman Running the Zuckerberg Hearing Represents a District That Gave Facebook Tax Breaks to Build Data Centers
The Industry
April 10 2018 11:50 PMThe Six Most Interesting Things on the Notes Mark Zuckerberg Accidentally Left for Anyone to See
The Industry
April 10 2018 2:54 PMSome Facebook Users Let Cambridge Analytica Look at Their Private Messages
If Then
April 10 2018 9:43 AMCongress Called. It Wants Our Privacy Back.If Then discusses the Mark Zuckerberg hearings with some of the members of Congress who will be questioning him.
The Industry
April 5 2018 9:55 PMFacebook Admitted That Most (Most!) of Its Users Could Have Had Their Profile Data Harvested
Future Tense
April 4 2018 7:00 AMYou Can’t Clean Up a Data SpillAnd it makes the Cambridge Analytica scandal even more maddening.
Moneybox
April 2 2018 5:24 PMPublic Shaming Won’t Stop SinclairThe local-news broadcaster has ignited public outrage by making its journalists rail against “fake news.” Its viewers won’t care.
The Industry
March 29 2018 2:11 PMHow Shady Was Cambridge Analytica?Considering the work its parent company did trying to win Caribbean elections … potentially pretty shady.
The Industry
May 3 2018 8:55 PMAnswers.com Will No Longer Take Questions and Answers
The Industry
May 2 2018 6:45 PMA Phishing Scammer Is Buying Ads on Twitter That Look Like They’re From Twitter
If Then
May 2 2018 4:59 PMWhy an E-Waste Recycler Is Going to PrisonEric Lundgren is now a felon. He says the real crime is how big tech companies prevent people from reusing their products.  
If Then
April 25 2018 2:37 PMThe Surprising Controversy Behind a Law to Fight Online Sex TraffickingThanks to SESTA, personals are disappearing from the web and consensual sex workers are scrambling.
The Industry
April 19 2018 9:33 PMThe Watchdogs That Didn’t BarkThe digital crusaders who pushed back against America’s surveillance state are crucial to reining in Facebook. Why are they silent?
If Then
April 18 2018 3:27 PMWhat if Facebook Used Data for Black Lives?The founder of Data for Black Lives on how tech companies can use their data as a tool of oppression—or a force for racial justice.
The Industry
April 11 2018 9:25 PM“It’s Your Data”Mark Zuckerberg swore repeatedly that Facebook gives us control over the information it collects. Two members of Congress showed how wrong that is.
The Industry
April 11 2018 10:17 AMThe One Question Congress Absolutely Must Get Zuckerberg to Answer
Future Tense
April 10 2018 5:32 PMWatch Zuckerberg Struggle to Answer Sharp, Uncomfortable Questions About Peter Thiel’s Creepy Company
Future Tense
April 10 2018 1:12 PMWhat Will Congress Do to Facebook After It Grills Mark Zuckerberg?We asked Republicans and Democrats.
Future Tense
April 6 2018 5:43 PMThe Questions Congress Needs to Ask Mark ZuckerbergIt will be easy to grandstand when the Facebook CEO testifies. Here’s how to make the hearings worthwhile.
If Then
April 4 2018 4:30 PMAlexa, How Do You Really Work?The man in charge of Amazon’s voice assistant thinks users’ privacy concerns are off base.
The Industry
April 3 2018 8:17 PMYouTube Has Been Making Changes to Support Victims of Gun Violence. Now It’s a Victim, Too.
The Industry
March 30 2018 5:30 PMFox News Thinks It Found Hillary Clinton’s Facebook Scandal. It Didn’t.
The Industry
March 29 2018 11:27 AMFacebook Is Ending One of the Creepiest Parts of Its Advertising System

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