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
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.
Moneybox
Dec. 6 2018 12:39 PMFacebook Never Really Cared About Connecting the WorldUnless, as a new trove of embarrassing internal emails shows, the company could profit from it.
The Industry
Nov. 28 2018 11:52 PMWhere’s the Facebook Walkout?It’s time for employees of the social network to speak out.
Gizmos
Nov. 23 2018 5:45 AMHow to Choose Between Google and Alexa in 2018It’s still a close call. But the choice is getting clearer.
If Then
Nov. 21 2018 10:51 AMFacebook’s Former Security Chief Reflects on What Went WrongAlex Stamos on the NYT expose, Facebook’s political balancing act, and why Russia might be targeting the left.
If Then
Nov. 14 2018 4:49 PMAmazon’s Prime Real EstateAn employment economist explains what cities had to gain from the company’s HQ2 contest—and what they had to lose.
Politics
Nov. 8 2018 8:56 PMNo, It’s Not OK That Leftists Threatened Tucker Carlson’s Family at His D.C. Home
If Then
Nov. 6 2018 11:30 AMWhat Could Go Wrong With Voting Machines on Election Day?A top election-security expert explains how the devices might fail us—and whether a better system is possible.
The Industry
Nov. 2 2018 10:03 AMApple News Wants to Be the Sane Place to Consume the MidtermsThe company’s increasingly influential news app is taking a very different approach than other Silicon Valley platforms.
Gizmos
Oct. 31 2018 12:12 AMThe Mac Is Back—for NowA long-awaited new MacBook Air and Mac Mini give Apple lovers two appealing new options. So why does the company keep pushing the iPad Pro as the computer of the future?
The Industry
Oct. 26 2018 7:18 PMThe Pipe Bomb Suspect Appears to Have Tweeted Death Threats. Twitter Saw No Problem.
If Then
Oct. 24 2018 6:13 PMWho Owns Your DNA Data?23andMe’s top privacy officer says you control your information. But there are some caveats.
The Industry
Oct. 18 2018 6:15 PMThe Big Lie Behind the “Pivot to Video”The false metrics that Facebook is being sued over masked a deeper dishonesty: that users actually wanted more video.
If Then
Oct. 17 2018 3:59 PMHow Sen. Mark Warner Wants to Crack Down on TechThe Senate Intel Committee’s top Democrat on how government might regulate tech and what his colleagues need to learn to catch up.
Future Tense
Oct. 12 2018 5:51 PMThe Facebook Hack Could Haunt Its Victims for Years to ComeWe finally know more about what happened—and it’s not good.
The Industry
Dec. 11 2018 8:06 PMGoogle’s Web of ConfusionCongress was befuddled by how the search giant works. That’s exactly why they need to regulate it.
If Then
Dec. 5 2018 4:00 PMFacebook’s Race Problem(s)A former employee wants reform, and a civil rights group wants Facebook’s policy chief fired.
If Then
Nov. 28 2018 4:02 PMTomorrow’s Children, EditedThe journalist who broke the story on the first efforts to gene-edit babies, joins If Then to talk about the controversial procedure’s history, future, and ethics.
If Then
Nov. 21 2018 4:42 PMAlex Stamos Is Still Living the 2016 ElectionFacebook’s former security chief, who reportedly clashed with Sheryl Sandberg, reflects on how the social network handled Russian misinformation—and how it can do better next time.
The Industry
Nov. 15 2018 8:09 PMDodge, Distance, and DistractFacebook’s evasive response to a damning New York Times investigation mostly served to prove the story’s claims.
The Industry
Nov. 9 2018 2:01 PMA Vox Co-Founder Got Doxed on Twitter by a Hate-Spewing Incel, and Twitter Allowed ItIf verified users with huge followings can’t get Twitter to enforce its safety rules, what hope does everyone else have?
The Industry
Nov. 7 2018 7:09 PMWhy Social Media’s Misinformation Problem Will Never Be FixedFacebook and others have gotten more serious about hoaxes, hate speech, propaganda, and foreign election interference. Here’s how it helped in the midterms—and why they aren’t going away.
If Then
Nov. 5 2018 5:05 PMThe Meme MidtermsHas misinformation on social media gotten better or worse since 2016? And just how hackable are our voting machines?
If Then
Oct. 31 2018 4:48 PMHow Hate Online Leads to Violence OfflineThere’s a long history of online hate spilling off the internet and into the real world.
The Industry
Oct. 30 2018 8:26 AMA Year Ago, Twitter Raised Its Character Limit. Here’s What Happened.
Moneybox
Oct. 25 2018 7:02 PMTesla’s Unmet PromiseThe electric car company is riding high after a record quarter. But it still hasn’t built a $35,000 car.
Future Tense
Oct. 24 2018 3:42 PMWhy Facebook Isn’t Helping Its Users Who Got HackedBecause in big corporate data breaches, the law and the courts aren’t on victims’ side.
The Industry
Oct. 17 2018 4:52 PM“America’s Failure to Lead Is Going to Come Back and Bite Us”Sen. Mark Warner wants Congress to get tough with Big Tech. How would he do it?
The Industry
Oct. 16 2018 5:43 PMThe Many Lives of Paul AllenHis wide-ranging accomplishments are a testament to his spirit, a monument to inequality, and a preview of how today’s tech titans might one day spend their billions.
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.

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