April Glaser
April Glaser

April Glaser is a Slate technology writer.

Future Tense
Oct. 12 2018 4:45 PMHow to Tell Whether Your Account Was Hit by the Massive Facebook HackPhone numbers, emails, your religion, your hometown, and even what you searched for all could have been exposed.
The Industry
Oct. 11 2018 5:35 PMWhy Google Could Be in Trouble Over the Google Plus BugIts decision not to disclose a vulnerability may have violated a Federal Trade Commission consent decree—and the consequences could be expensive.
The Industry
Oct. 9 2018 6:37 PMWhere Does Facebook’s Portal Lead?The social network wants users to trust that its new video chat device will respect their privacy. It’s given them a lot of reasons not to do so.
The Industry
Oct. 9 2018 5:55 AMWhite Supremacists Still Have a Safe Space OnlineDiscord is a hub for 150 million gamers—as well as some of the worst people on the web.
If Then
Oct. 3 2018 5:56 PMFact and Fiction on WikipediaThe Wikimedia Foundation’s executive director explains how the site’s volunteer editors fight misinformation and harassment.
If Then
Sept. 26 2018 5:47 PMReshuffling the Podcasting DeckHot Pod’s Nick Quah says the industry is on the precipice of big changes.
The Industry
Sept. 21 2018 11:48 AMThe New Media BaronsWhat Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan makes of the tech billionaires taking over the new business—including her boss.
If Then
Sept. 19 2018 5:39 PMTech Barons Are the New Media BaronsA conversation with the Washington Post’s media columnist about the billionaires buying news organizations—including her own.
The Industry
Sept. 18 2018 2:58 PMThe News Business May Need Tech Execs Like Marc BenioffBut it should fear them too.
Future Tense
Sept. 14 2018 4:47 PMMassachusetts Police Tweeted a Screenshot—and Accidentally Revealed They’re Watching Left-Wing Activist Groups
If Then
Sept. 12 2018 4:27 PMGoogle’s Real BiasesDespite what Ted Cruz might say, conservatives are not the communities most harmed in internet searches.
The Industry
Sept. 6 2018 4:45 PMTwitter Has Finally Banned Alex Jones
The Industry
Sept. 5 2018 7:43 PMWhy Does Facebook Always Need a Shove to Deal With Hate Speech?Kamala Harris’ grilling of Sheryl Sandberg got to a question at the core of Facebook’s moderation issues: Is hate profitable?
Future Tense
Aug. 30 2018 4:25 PMThe New Social Network Dodging Government Surveillance—and NazisThe founder of Mastodon is trying to build a social universe that can push back against data collection and white supremacists alike.
The Industry
Aug. 28 2018 9:27 AMSlate Is Joining a Journalistic Collaboration to Learn How Political Facebook Ads Are Targeting You. Help Us Out.
The Industry
Oct. 11 2018 6:51 PMFacebook Purged a Ton of Political Spam—From Americans, Not Russians
If Then
Oct. 10 2018 5:18 PMIs Privacy a Right?Tech lawyer Tiffany C. Li explains how privacy law has evolved in the digital age—and how it hasn’t.
Future Tense
Oct. 9 2018 4:56 PMEditing the Internet’s Second ScreenHow Wikipedia deals with vandals, harassers, false news, and its diversity problem.
The Industry
Oct. 5 2018 7:45 PMFacebook Employees Shouldn’t Be Surprised That an Executive Supported Kavanaugh at His Hearing. But They Should Be Mad.
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2018 4:25 PMThe Federal Government and California Are Officially at War Over Net NeutralityHere’s what happens next.
The Industry
Sept. 24 2018 3:21 PMHow SiriusXM’s Purchase of Pandora Could Change the Balance of Power in the Music Industry
The Industry
Sept. 20 2018 3:49 PMTrolls Are Still Tweeting Christine Blasey Ford’s Address, and Twitter Hasn’t Stopped It
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2018 4:12 PM3D-Printing Gun Pioneer Cody Wilson Charged With Sexual Assault of a Minor
The Industry
Sept. 18 2018 11:21 AMTwitter Is Giving Its Most Rabid Users What They Want: A Reverse-Chronological Timeline
The Industry
Sept. 12 2018 5:23 PMReddit Just Banned a Bunch of the Message Boards Where the QAnon Conspiracy Theory Festers
The Industry
Sept. 7 2018 5:54 AMWho Amplified Q?Supporters of the QAnon conspiracy theory are now showing up at Trump rallies and in the Oval Office. On Twitter, they’ve been getting a mysterious boost for months.
The Industry
Sept. 6 2018 4:00 PMThe Spotify EffectThe streaming era has transformed the way music—and money from music—is made, and cemented who holds most of the power.
If Then
Sept. 5 2018 4:33 PMWhat Streams May ComeIf Then on how artists are faring in the streaming music economy and what Justice Brett Kavanaugh could mean for the future of the internet.
If Then
Aug. 29 2018 4:11 PMTwitter Without the NazisThe founder of Mastodon on how he built an alternative social network, and why people are flocking to it.
Future Tense
Aug. 24 2018 1:45 PMInside Google’s Plan to Launch a Censored Search Engine in ChinaThe reporter who revealed the secret project shares what’s behind the internet giant’s ambitions—and why it may even have been kept hidden from one of Google’s founders.

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