April Glaser
April Glaser

April Glaser is a Slate technology writer.

Future Tense
Feb. 17 2018 9:03 AMWhy Some Americans Are Cheering Germany for Taking on Facebook’s Policy That You Need to Use Your Real Name
Future Tense
Feb. 14 2018 7:32 PMThis Senator Sent Tinder a Valentine’s Letter to Demand It Finally Make Its Network Secure
Future Tense
Feb. 14 2018 1:42 PMWhy Would a Tech Journalist Be Friends With a Neo-Nazi Troll?Quinn Norton’s friendship with the notorious Weev helped lose her a job at the New York Times. She wasn’t his only unlikely pal.
The Industry
Feb. 12 2018 6:15 PMWhy Uber and Google Went to War Over Almost NothingBecause they think the race for self-driving cars is about everything.
Future Tense
Feb. 7 2018 9:08 PMHomeland Security Official: “Small Number” of State Election Systems “Successfully Penetrated” in 2016
The Industry
Feb. 7 2018 9:47 AMTwitter Made a Small Change to How It Shows Retweets. That’s Bad News for Bots.
Sports
Feb. 5 2018 12:52 AMTerrifying Things Heard on the Philadelphia Police Scanner After the Eagles Won the Super Bowl“Someone lit a Christmas tree on fire.”
If Then
Jan. 31 2018 4:21 PMThrough the Revolving Door Between Facebook and DemocratsA former Facebook employee and Clinton campaign adviser on how advertising tech and disinformation campaigns are a perfect fit.
If Then
Jan. 24 2018 3:19 PMDudebros Every DayJournalist Taylor Lorenz takes us inside the cultish, male-dominated world of teen YouTube stars and explains how they make millions.
Future Tense
Jan. 22 2018 12:27 PMAmazon’s New Checkout-Free Grocery Store Doesn’t Take Food Stamps
Future Tense
Jan. 18 2018 11:44 AMWant a Terrible Job? Facebook and Google May Be Hiring.
The Industry
Jan. 17 2018 3:59 PMWhat If Your Friends and Family Are Boring?By emphasizing personal interactions over news content, Facebook may have underestimated how uninteresting people find their loved ones.
Gizmos
Jan. 10 2018 7:38 PMIf Meditation Apps Don’t Appeal to You, These Brain-Reading Sunglasses Just Might
If Then
Jan. 10 2018 3:23 PMThe Future Is “Smart” and DumbIf Then reports from CES on the A.I. battle between Amazon and Google, Intel’s cybersecurity problem, and a robot that shoots dog treats six feet in the air.
Future Tense
Jan. 10 2018 12:46 PMHome Robots Still SuckAt CES, every robot meant to interact with humans either doesn’t work or only does pointless things.
Future Tense
Feb. 16 2018 6:42 PMWhat We Know About How Russia’s Internet Research Agency Meddled in the 2016 Election
If Then
Feb. 14 2018 3:55 PMLike Is Too Simple an EmotionThe inventor of Facebook’s iconic button reflects on technology’s unintended consequences.
Future Tense
Feb. 13 2018 12:04 PMThe Robot Dog That Can Open a Door Is Even More Impressive Than It Looks
Future Tense
Feb. 8 2018 8:20 PMThe Incomplete Vision of John Perry BarlowHe inspired activists to fight for personal liberty on the internet. He left out fighting for justice.
If Then
Feb. 7 2018 3:02 PMFISA and FuryNational security expert Marcy Wheeler explains the hypocrisy behind the Nunes memo.
Gizmos
Feb. 5 2018 6:11 PMIntel Has Some New Smart Glasses. Don’t Count on Them Ever Hitting Stores.But the company could be demonstrating that smart glasses may have a more attractive future.
Moneybox
Feb. 4 2018 9:49 PMYes, the Martin Luther King Jr. Estate Approved That Ram Trucks Super Bowl Ad
Future Tense
Jan. 24 2018 4:05 PMNew York and Montana Have a New Trick to Protect Network Neutrality
Users
Jan. 23 2018 4:41 PMWhat Chelsea Manning Stepped IntoIt wasn’t just an alt-right party—it was the muddied politics of the far-left, the far-right, and WikiLeaks.
The Industry
Jan. 19 2018 7:53 PMTwitter Admits There Were More Than 50,000 Russian Bots Trying to Confuse American Voters Before the Election
If Then
Jan. 17 2018 7:22 PMWhy Facebook and “Meaningful Interactions” Don’t MixA media studies professor argues that the social network’s design makes serious discussions impossible.
Future Tense
Jan. 16 2018 6:01 AMThe Air Traffic Control System of Our Low-Altitude FutureSomething will have to stop all the drones, flying cars, and floating warehouses (floating warehouses!) from colliding.
Gizmos
Jan. 10 2018 4:48 PMThis Bicycle Desk Is Healthier Than a Sitting Desk and Less of a Drag Than a Standing One
The Industry
Jan. 10 2018 3:07 PMThe Power Went Out at CES
Future Tense
Jan. 9 2018 4:18 PMIntel Flew 100 Tiny Drones at Once Inside CES. Yes, Inside.

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