April Glaser
April Glaser

April Glaser is a Slate technology writer.

The Industry
Feb. 22 2019 6:00 PMMicrosoft Workers Say the Company Is War Profiteering, and They’ve Timed Their Protest to Hurt
If Then
Feb. 20 2019 3:07 PMCritics Warn of Trusting Palantir to Work With the United NationsPalantir has been criticized for building predictive policing tech. Now the company is working with the U.N.
Future Tense
Feb. 13 2019 5:38 PMThere Is No New BackpageThe government crackdown on online sex trafficking changed the business of sex—and left many consensual sex workers feeling less safe.
Users
Feb. 8 2019 7:46 PMMost Sextortion Victims Aren’t BillionairesIt’s important that one like Jeff Bezos is confronting his tormentors.
If Then
Feb. 6 2019 4:21 PMThe Court-Records Paywall ScamThe federal judiciary is making millions off a records system many think should be free.
Future Tense
Jan. 31 2019 8:47 PMToday Is a Huge Day in the Fight to Restore Net Neutrality
Moneybox
Jan. 29 2019 1:29 PMThe California Energy Utility That May Have Sparked the Deadly Camp Fire Has Filed for Bankruptcy
If Then
Jan. 23 2019 4:30 PMJuul Claims to Be a Smoking Cessation Device, but Kids Who Don’t Smoke Love ItWired’s Nitasha Tiku breaks down Juul, the company that dominates e-cigarettes.
Users
Jan. 17 2019 8:22 PMThe Fake Washington Post Wasn’t Fake NewsIt was parody. And it’s essential to understand the difference—especially now.
If Then
Jan. 16 2019 6:23 PMSocial Media’s Weird FutureThe Atlantic’s Taylor Lorenz explains TikTok, Instagram eggs, and why teens are reading the comments.
If Then
Jan. 9 2019 6:58 PMDumb PhonesSmartphone sales are on the decline, but shady characters buying your location data are on the rise.
If Then
Dec. 26 2018 7:00 AMAftermath of a Data BreachA cybersecurity expert on the bizarre legal battles after a big data theft and the confusion for everyday consumers who may have been affected.
If Then
Dec. 20 2018 10:43 AM“Ready-Made Audiences for Propagandists”A co-author of a new Senate report on Russia’s 2016 disinformation campaign explains how social media—and Americans—became so vulnerable to exploitation.
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.
Future Tense
Feb. 20 2019 10:23 PMIt Sure Looks Like Trolls Are Weaponizing Call-Out Culture to Weaken Democrats
The Industry
Feb. 14 2019 8:21 PMNew York’s Anti-Amazon Movement Is Now a Blueprint for Critics of Big Tech
If Then
Feb. 13 2019 4:29 PMFor Amazon, Privacy Is a ComplexifierJeff Bezos lost control of his own intimate data. Will his company protect ours?
The Industry
Feb. 7 2019 6:38 PMThe Swag Shop of the Far RightThere’s an e-commerce site associated with the Proud Boys. Square, Chase, and PayPal just pulled their services.
Future Tense
Feb. 5 2019 5:04 PMYou Should Never Have Trusted Flickr to Protect Your Cherished Photos
If Then
Jan. 30 2019 5:11 PMMedia Layoffs Are TrendingThe Atlantic’s Franklin Foer on how Google and Facebook have squashed journalism.
Future Tense
Jan. 25 2019 7:39 PMWhy Facebook Must Be Very Careful Combining Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp
Future Tense
Jan. 22 2019 4:04 PMIt’s Not Enough to Fine Facebook. The Feds Should Fine Mark Zuckerberg.
The Industry
Jan. 16 2019 8:18 PMAntitrust in the HouseBreaking up monopoly tech platforms might be the only thing Democrats and Republicans can agree on.
Moneybox
Jan. 16 2019 11:43 AMCalifornia Could Use PG&E’s Failure to Get Wildfire-Prone Areas Off the GridThe wildfires aren’t going to stop. Californians still need electricity. And PG&E can’t be trusted.
If Then
Jan. 2 2019 6:00 PMBest of 2018A look back at some of If Then’s best interviews of the year.
Future Tense
Dec. 21 2018 3:32 PMYouTube’s Search Results for “Abortion” Show Exactly What Anti-Abortion Activists Want Women to SeeGory videos rife with misinformation.
If Then
Dec. 19 2018 4:58 PMAre We on the Brink of an “Information World War”?An interview with the lead author of a new report to the Senate Intelligence Committee on how rival powers are weaponizing social media.
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?

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