Will Oremus
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Will Oremus is Slate’s senior technology writer. Email him at will.oremus@slate.com or follow him on Twitter.

If Then
July 11 2018 3:28 PMThe Surveillance State’s Eyes at the U.S. BorderTechnology is reshaping law enforcement on the border and at home—not always for the better.
The Industry
July 10 2018 1:30 PMTwitter Is Escalating Its War on TrollsWhy isn’t it working?
If Then
July 5 2018 10:42 AMThe Supreme Court Doesn’t Understand the InternetWhat Anthony Kennedy’s retirement could mean for online speech, privacy, and antitrust.
The Industry
June 28 2018 4:02 PM“A Collective Aghastness”Why Silicon Valley workers are demanding their employers stop doing business with the Trump administration.
The Industry
June 27 2018 5:50 AMThe Great Facebook CrashThe social giant is retreating from the news business. It’s been a painful transition for publications that had come to depend on it—including Slate.
If Then
June 20 2018 4:28 PMShould Tech Companies Take a Stand Against Family Separation?Big Tech came out strong against the travel ban. Will it fight as hard to end family separation at the border?
If Then
June 13 2018 5:34 PMNot Getting By in the Gig EconomyAuthor Sarah Kessler explains how the “future of work” has helped computer programmers—and failed those who need it most. 
If Then
June 6 2018 4:01 PMPeople Want Power, Not Just ElectricityIf Then interviews Naomi Klein about the plans of tech execs and private utilities for post-Maria Puerto Rico.
The Industry
May 31 2018 8:06 PMTeens Are Abandoning Facebook. For Real This Time.
If Then
May 30 2018 5:00 PMHow Theranos HappenedThe blood-testing startup’s scandal is a symptom of deeper problems in Silicon Valley, says the WSJ reporter who exposed it.
The Industry
May 22 2018 2:58 PMThe Case for Fearing the AT&T–Time Warner MergerA former DOJ antitrust lawyer explains how a union between a telecommunications giant and a media giant could harm consumers.
Future Tense
May 21 2018 12:51 PMThe Privacy Scandal That Should Be Bigger Than Cambridge AnalyticaWireless carriers are sharing your real-time location with shady third parties—and a bug lets anyone use that data to track you.
If Then
May 16 2018 4:01 PMWelcome to the SwampA former Department of Justice antitrust official says the problems with the AT&T–Time Warner merger run much deeper than Michael Cohen.
Moneybox
May 11 2018 5:48 PMWho Says America Can’t Innovate Anymore? Behold the Braspberry.
The Industry
May 9 2018 10:42 PMGoogle Wants to Turn You Into a CyborgIts newest features blur the line between human and machine like never before.
The Industry
July 11 2018 12:00 PMWhy You Probably Just Lost Some Twitter Followers
The Industry
July 6 2018 5:37 PMWhy We Suddenly Care That Google Let App Developers Read Our GmailThe bar for online privacy has gone up. And it’s about time.
Users
June 28 2018 5:23 PMThis “Fantasy Supreme Court” Meme Is the Only Good Thing on Twitter Today
If Then
June 27 2018 4:51 PMTech Workers Fight BackTech workers take a stand against their companies’ complicity.
The Industry
June 22 2018 10:16 AMFacebook Says It Has “No Plans” to Listen in On Your Conversations
Future Tense
June 20 2018 3:19 PMA Rare Win for Privacy: Wireless Carriers Will Stop Sharing Your Location
The Industry
June 7 2018 4:59 PMFacebook Changed 14 Million People’s Privacy Settings to “Public” Without Warning
The Industry
June 4 2018 8:28 PMApple’s Plan to Help You Put Down Your Phone—and Why It Might Work
Future Tense
May 30 2018 5:12 PMConsumer Reports Just Changed Its Mind About Tesla’s Model 3
If Then
May 23 2018 4:19 PMGoogle’s Chokehold on the WebA Yelp executive explains his yearslong battle with the internet giant over how it ranks your search results.
The Industry
May 21 2018 3:50 PMTesla’s Model 3 Might Not Be the Perfect, Affordable Electric Car After All
The Industry
May 17 2018 8:26 PMGoogle What?Waymo. G Suite. YouTube Red. Why is the search giant so bad at naming its products?
The Industry
May 15 2018 12:00 PMTwitter Will Start Hiding Tweets That “Detract From the Conversation”The company is trying out a new way to stop trolls from ruining your mentions.
The Industry
May 10 2018 6:34 PMKlout Is Shutting Down Just In Time to Not Reveal How Much It Knew About Us
If Then
May 9 2018 5:40 PMAre Self-Driving Cars Really Safer Than Human Drivers?Not yet, says a professor who builds them.

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