April Glaser
April Glaser

April Glaser is a Slate technology writer.

The Industry
Dec. 17 2018 6:20 PMCongress Now Has a Very Full, Very Ugly Picture of How Russia Targeted Black AmericansWill lawmakers finally do something about it?
If Then
Dec. 12 2018 4:09 PMBringing Amazon to the TableWorkers at Amazon fulfillment centers in Minneapolis are fighting for better conditions. And Amazon is starting to come to the table.
Moneybox
Dec. 5 2018 6:22 PMGoogle’s “Shadow Workforce” Has DemandsThe company has responded to protesting employees in recent weeks. Now its contract workers want a voice, too.
Future Tense
Dec. 3 2018 7:59 PMTumblr Should Not Ban PornIt should welcome more porn!
If Then
Nov. 28 2018 4:02 PMTomorrow’s Children, EditedThe journalist who broke the story on the first efforts to gene-edit babies, joins If Then to talk about the controversial procedure’s history, future, and ethics.
If Then
Nov. 21 2018 10:51 AMFacebook’s Former Security Chief Reflects on What Went WrongAlex Stamos on the NYT expose, Facebook’s political balancing act, and why Russia might be targeting the left.
If Then
Nov. 14 2018 4:49 PMAmazon’s Prime Real EstateAn employment economist explains what cities had to gain from the company’s HQ2 contest—and what they had to lose.
The Industry
Nov. 7 2018 12:36 AMThis Video of a Voting Machine Not Malfunctioning Convinced a Bunch of Ohio Republicans That the Election Was Rigged
The Industry
Nov. 6 2018 5:03 PMQAnon Conspiracy Theorists Warned That Antifa Would Ruin the Election. Mockery Ensued.
If Then
Nov. 6 2018 11:30 AMWhat Could Go Wrong With Voting Machines on Election Day?A top election-security expert explains how the devices might fail us—and whether a better system is possible.
If Then
Nov. 5 2018 5:05 PMThe Meme MidtermsHas misinformation on social media gotten better or worse since 2016? And just how hackable are our voting machines?
The Industry
Nov. 2 2018 6:28 PMTwitter Removed 10,000 Bots Pretending to Be Democrats Telling Other Democrats Not to Vote
If Then
Oct. 31 2018 4:48 PMHow Hate Online Leads to Violence OfflineThere’s a long history of online hate spilling off the internet and into the real world.
The Industry
Oct. 29 2018 10:51 PMThe Google X Executive Accused of Sexual Harassment Still Works There, Employees SayIn a memo to staff, the moonshot factory’s head said, “We do what’s right based on the information we have.”
The Industry
Oct. 26 2018 4:38 PMIranian Propagandists Are Getting Better at Impersonating Americans on Facebook
Future Tense
Dec. 14 2018 1:08 PMCongress Is About to Blow Its Chance to Save Net Neutrality
Future Tense
Dec. 10 2018 3:44 PMBird BathWhy do people keep throwing electric scooters into rivers and lakes—and what should companies like Bird and Lime do to stop them?
If Then
Dec. 5 2018 4:00 PMFacebook’s Race Problem(s)A former employee wants reform, and a civil rights group wants Facebook’s policy chief fired.
The Industry
Nov. 30 2018 7:12 PMUnsustainableWhat will it take for Elon Musk to come to grips with the alarming deluge of allegations of racism, sexism, and safety hazards coming from Tesla’s factory floors?
Science
Nov. 26 2018 8:00 PMBones Among AshesWhat the Camp Fire’s aftermath is like for the searchers sifting through debris for human remains.
Life
Nov. 20 2018 5:45 AMTrapped in the Fire ZoneThe Camp Fire closed in too fast for some survivors to leave. And many families who evacuated have nowhere to go.
The Industry
Nov. 8 2018 11:43 AMWas the Latest Online Propaganda Campaign Busted by Facebook the Work of Russian Trolls?Or trolls impersonating Russian trolls?
The Industry
Nov. 6 2018 11:46 PMIt Was Too Easy for Brian Kemp’s Last-Minute Dog Whistle About Stacey Abrams to Go Viral
The Industry
Nov. 6 2018 11:36 AMPeople Are Still Intentionally Sharing the Wrong Election Day on Twitter
Future Tense
Nov. 5 2018 7:57 PMHow Can You Tell if an Election Text Message Is a Scam?
The Industry
Nov. 5 2018 2:23 PMMAGA MillsThere’s a bustling cottage industry of Donald Trump fan pages on Facebook. Here’s how some of the biggest ones make a living.
The Industry
Nov. 1 2018 2:07 PMWhy the Google Walkout Should Put Silicon Valley on NoticeThousands of employees are protesting how the company has dealt with sexual harassment—the latest example of tech workers embracing activism.
The Industry
Oct. 30 2018 10:52 PMThe Google X Executive Accused of Sexual Harassment Has Now Resigned
The Industry
Oct. 28 2018 4:29 PMThe Moral Bankruptcy of Hate Speech on GabThe synagogue shooting shows that a platform’s policy against violence doesn’t mean much without a policy against hate speech.
If Then
Oct. 24 2018 6:13 PMWho Owns Your DNA Data?23andMe’s top privacy officer says you control your information. But there are some caveats.

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