April Glaser
April Glaser

April Glaser is a Slate technology writer.

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
Future Tense
March 26 2018 1:41 PMThere’s Officially a Federal Investigation Into Facebook. What Could Come of It?
Future Tense
March 22 2018 8:00 PMHow to Regulate FacebookMark Zuckerberg says he’s open to more oversight. What should it look like?
If Then
March 21 2018 3:00 PMThe Tech That Draws Your DistrictAn expert on gerrymandering explains the tech behind the map-making that helped the GOP take control of Congress.
The Industry
March 20 2018 3:32 PMAnother Whistleblower Says Facebook Knew for Years That Its Data-Sharing Policies Were a Huge Problem
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.
If Then
March 28 2018 4:30 PMFacebook’s Deepwater HorizonInside the data leak that let Cambridge Analytica game our neuroses for Donald Trump.
The Industry
March 23 2018 6:59 PMIs the Worst of the Cambridge Analytica Scandal Over for Facebook?
Users
March 21 2018 3:46 PMThe Problem With #DeleteFacebookIt insults those who don’t have the privilege of leaving. And it suggests Facebook has failed consumers—when the company has really failed society.
The Industry
March 20 2018 4:16 PMCambridge Analytica Has Suspended Its CEO, Who Bragged About Influencing Elections With Psychographic Profiles and Sex Workers
The Industry
March 20 2018 1:09 AMWho Does Facebook Serve?The slow-motion exit of the company’s security chief has revealed a troubling internal debate over whether the social network should prioritize users or profits.

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