April Glaser
April Glaser

April Glaser is a Slate technology writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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Nov. 22 2017 5:28 PMHow to Save Net Neutrality Before It’s DestroyedIt will take a loud outcry—and, unfortunately, probably a receptive Congress, too.
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Nov. 21 2017 1:54 PMThe FCC Is Officially About to Repeal Net Neutrality. Is the Internet as We Know It Over?
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Nov. 17 2017 6:29 PMTrump's FCC Is About to Destroy Net Neutrality, and a Democratic Commissioner Is Calling Foul
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Nov. 15 2017 9:44 PMTwitter Unverified a Bunch of White Nationalists and Anti-Muslim Activists, Including Richard Spencer
If Then
Nov. 15 2017 10:48 AMWhy You Can’t Put Your Smartphone DownA neuroeconomist explains the psychological tricks that apps use to keep us hooked.
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Nov. 13 2017 3:54 PMSean Hannity’s Brief War With Keurig Was the Internet Fight We All Needed
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Nov. 9 2017 4:02 PMTwitter Verified a White Nationalist and Now Isn’t Going to Verify Anyone for a While
If Then
Nov. 8 2017 11:25 AMWhat if Social Media’s Ugliest Problems Can’t Be Solved?An expert on trolls and hate speech says there’s no easy fix for online harassment.
Technology
Nov. 7 2017 8:06 AMApple’s Most Innovative ProductIt might be its tax-avoidance scheme.
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Nov. 3 2017 7:02 PMPayPal Didn’t Take Down a Russian Troll’s Donation Page Until We Asked About It
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Nov. 2 2017 5:18 PM“We Never Saw This Coming”Antonio García Martínez, Facebook’s former ads manager, says the company couldn’t imagine its tools would ever be used to meddle in an election.
Future Tense
Nov. 1 2017 10:05 AMFacebook and Google Are Too Big to Stop Election Meddling on Their Own
Technology
Oct. 31 2017 10:20 AMUber Might Make More Money This Year Selling Real Estate in Oakland Than Actually Selling RidesA parable for our times.
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Oct. 26 2017 2:51 PMTwitter Has Banned Advertising From RT and Sputnik. This Will Backfire.
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Oct. 25 2017 1:27 PMTwitter Says “Trust Us” With Its New Rules for Ads. That’s Not Possible.
If Then
Nov. 22 2017 3:00 PMHack FridayIf Then breaks down news of a digital media crash, the death of net neutrality, and how to stay safe when shopping online.
Politics
Nov. 17 2017 7:48 PMInvestors in the Panama Trump Tower Included a Notorious Criminal Who Laundered Drug MoneyThe close ties between Colombian cartels and the Trump Ocean Club.
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Nov. 16 2017 1:55 PMThe Law That Let Silicon Valley Stay CluelessBut also made the internet what we have today.
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Nov. 15 2017 6:01 PMIn 2016, Russian Bots Were Busy Supporting Brexit, Too
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Nov. 13 2017 10:01 PMWikiLeaks Was Really, Really Dumb to Send Twitter DMs to Donald Trump Jr.
Technology
Nov. 9 2017 8:05 PMOnly Sinclair Can Save YouTrump’s FCC chair is making a novel, bad-faith argument in order to weaken competition in local news.
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Nov. 8 2017 5:10 PMFacebook’s Tone-Deaf Plan to Tackle Revenge Porn by Having Victims Upload Nude Photos
Technology
Nov. 7 2017 3:11 PMRussian Trolls Are Still Co-Opting Black Organizers’ EventsFacebook banned them. That didn’t stop their mischief.
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Nov. 5 2017 11:14 PMYouTube’s Top Search Results for the Texas Shooting Were Littered With Unverified Right-Wing Reports
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Nov. 3 2017 11:21 AMRussia’s Election Meddling Targeted Activists and People of Color, Too
If Then
Nov. 2 2017 5:18 PMTrash Moths to the Trash FlameIf Then on the hearings on Facebook and Russian meddling, and an interview with Antonio García Martínez.
Technology
Oct. 31 2017 12:39 PMWhat Did Silicon Valley Know?Congressional hearings are the last place Facebook, Twitter, and Google want to be this week. Here’s what we could we learn about Russia’s electoral meddling.
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Oct. 30 2017 3:08 PMThe Trump Campaign Adviser Who Pleaded Guilty Was Very Bad at Facebook
Technology
Oct. 25 2017 6:34 PMScoble Isn’t SorryThe famous tech blogger just showed us everything you shouldn’t do when you’re accused of sexual assault.
Technology
Oct. 24 2017 5:51 PMWho Trained Your A.I.?Artificial intelligence systems are only as good as the data used to teach them. A lot of that data is old and biased—and quietly shaping our future.

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